Mr Andrew Ballaro

Consultant Urological Surgeon
MBBS, BSc(Hons), MSc, MD, FRCS(Urol)

"Spire Hartswood Hospital has a high quality theatre capability and the staff are all extremely helpful and knowledgeable."

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

Spire Roding Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Andrew Ballaro at Spire include:


Other treatments

Laser and percutaneous surgery for complex kidney stones Urine infections,Blood in the urine PSA testing and prostate cancer Benign prostate disease Bladder cancer Female urology Incontinence.

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Professional profile

I am Clinical Lead for Urology at King George and Queens Hospital, BHR NHS Trust and have been a consultant urologist for seven years.

I specialise in the diagnosis and management of urological problems, and have particular expertise in minimally invasive surgery for kidney stones, prostate and bladder diseases.

I perform over one two hundred operations for kidney stones per year. In the recently published 'National Audit of Complex Operations for Kidney Stones' I was one of the highest volume surgeons in London and my patients had the shortest length of post-operative stay, which is a good indicator of quality of care, in England.

I am currently lead clinician for urology at Barking Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust.

I am lead clinician for urology at BHR NHS Trust and London Deanery Trainer for urologists at all stages of training.

I have an interest in medical research and education and train urologists at all levels. I am co-author of the latest edition of the standard medical student textbook 'Lecture Note in Urology'. I also have been awarded a Hunterian Professorship form the Royal College of Surgeons of England for research into bladder function.

Clinical Interests

Benign prostate diseases
Bladder/ kidney stone disease
Urinary tract infections
Urological cancers

All treatments for kidney stones, Ureteric stent problems, Endourology (minimally invasive surgery).

Private contact details

Telephone Spire Hartswood 01277 266 766 or Spire Roding 0208 709 7817
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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS, MD, MSc(urol), FRCS(Urol) / University of London / 1993
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Masters (Urology), Doctor of Medicine, Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (Urology)

Professional memberships

European Association of Urologists
British Assocation of Urological Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons of England
General Medical Council

Professional leadership

I am the lead clinician for urology at BHR NHS Trust and London deanery trainer for urologists at all stages of training.

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Urological Surgeon Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust

Department Lead for Urology 

Clinical Lead for Endourology and Stone Services

Department Lead for Urological Education

London Deanery Clinical Trainer and Educational supervisor for Urological Surgeons in training

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Personal Profile

In the spare time I have I enjoy running, good food and wine, and spending time with my wife and three children.

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