Mr Farooq Khan
Consultant Urological Surgeon
BSc (Hons), MBBS (Distinction), FRCS (Urol)
"I enjoy my time at the Spire Harpenden, both clinics and theatre sessions, as I find the whole experience relaxing given the excellent organisation of the hospital."
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Farooq Khan at Spire include:
• Haematuria (blood in urine) investigations
• Prostate cancer diagnostics including multi-parametric MRI and PSA testing
• Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
• Vasectomy reversal consultations
Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
BSc (Hons) / University College London Medical School / 1993
This was an Intercalated BSc in which I took a year out of my formal medical training (attained a scholarship) where I spent a year undertaking research on nerve regeneration.
MBBS (Distinction) / University College London Medical School / 1996
This is the basic medical qualification for a doctor, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery that I was awarded with Distinction in 1996. I completed all my training at University College London and in hospitals around London and the home counties.
MRCS (Eng) / Royal College of Surgeons of England, London / 1999
I obtained my basic surgical qualification, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, having completed my basic surgical training at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. This allowed me to move onto a period of urological research at the Royal Free Hospital, London (2000-2003) before entering my urology registrar training (Higher Surgical Training).
FRCS (Urology) / Royal College of Surgeons of England, London / 2008
This is the definitive end of urological training examination that is taken prior to being considered for a consultant post. I completed my urological training on the Cambridge rotation and obtained this prestigious exit qualification first time.
Director of Urology Course at the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Senior faculty FRCS (Urol) revision course
Surgical mentor in Laser prostate surgery
"Urinary Stone Disease” Chapter 12 in ABC of Urology, 3rd Edition, 2011. Editors: C Dawson & J Nethercliffe
Consultant Urological Surgeon, Luton & Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust.
My work ethos has been to ensure the best cost-effective delivery for NHS provision of services and at the same time emulating that in your private practice such that the two will merge into one - a high class service for both sectors. Having been a Consultant Urological Surgeon for six years I have managed to support and lead my NHS department and at the same time build and develop my interest in laser prostate surgery, both in the NHS and private sector and have in recent years spent a considerable amount of time developing this and collecting and publishing outcome data around the world at international meetings. This has been hugely rewarding, especially moving from a 2-3 day hospital stay to one that on average is 18 hours now and at the same time producing superior clinical results to the old standard of TURP. This has been very satisfying as a clinician.
On a more personal level, I have always had the ambition to complete a private pilots licence (PPL) to keep up with a family tradition where my father and uncle both held this and having taken lessons in this regard hope one day to achieve this goal. I have three daughters, rapidly growing up, and enjoy the comfort of watching them in their sporting activities and find that my relaxation time is often enjoyed by long walks with the boss, also known as Mrs K!