Mr Andrew Ballaro

Mr Andrew Ballaro

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

Specialises in

  • Prostate surgery including Rezum
  • Kidney stones treatment
  • Bladder cancer
  • Cancer tests
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Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital
Tel: 01277 232525
Clinic times:
Monday (alternate): 6pm - 8.30pm
Tuesday (alternate): 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Friday: 11am - 2.30pm
Spire London East Hospital
Tel: 020 8551 1100
Clinic times:
Monday (alternate): 6.15pm - 7.15pm
Wednesday: 8.30am - 11.40am
Thursday (alternate): 6pm - 8pm

An initial consultation with Mr Andrew Ballaro is from £220.

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Treatment information

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

Other treatments

  • Rezum for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • 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
  • Holmium laser prostatectomy (HoLEP) 
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Professional profile

I have been a full-time NHS Consultant Urologist for over 10 years and specialise in the management of all adult general urological problems. I have a major surgical interest in the management of kidney stones and offer the most minimally invasive treatments available for kidney stone removal, consistently publishing some of the best results for complex stone surgery in the UK. I also specialise in prostate problems and offer a range of treatments for benign prostatic enlargement including laser prostatectomy (HoLEP) and Rezum steam treatment.

As part of the National Surgical Outcomes Audit I have consistently published some of the best results for complex stone surgery in the UK. I also regularly perform surgery for general urological conditions.

I qualified from the Royal Free Hospital Medical School, London and undertook basic surgical training in London and Oxford. I achieved fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of London in 1999, and both a Master’s degree in urology and MD from the Institute of Urology at University College London. Having completed higher urological training on the North London Training Scheme, I received further advanced training in complex stone surgery and minimally invasive surgery from internationally recognised experts.

I am approved by all major insurance companies and I'm supported by a professional practice management team which enables easy patient access to results and further medical advice by email. I have an interest in urological education and teach London Deanery trainee surgeons at all levels. I also have a research interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques and the basic science of bladder on which I have over 50 peer-reviewed publications. I am the co-author of the latest edition of the standard medical student textbook ‘Lecture notes in Urology’ and have been awarded a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England for research.

General Medical Council Number: C4027768

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Additional information

Clinical interests

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

Special clinical interests: All treatments for kidney stones, ureteric stent problems, endourology (minimally invasive surgery).

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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Research and publications

I have published over fifty articles in mainstream urological journals including the 'Journal of Urology' and the 'British Journal of Urology'.

Media Coverage

I have published over 50 articles in mainstream urological journals including the 'Journal of Urology' and the 'British Journal of Urology'.

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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.

Personal profile

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

Contact information

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