Mr Andrew Ballaro

Mr Andrew Ballaro

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

Practising at

Spire London East Hospital

Spire Hartswood Hospital

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Treatment information

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

Urology

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

Availability at Spire London East: Every other Monday and Thursday evening, Wednesday morning.

Availability at Spire Hartswood: Monday evenings, Tuesday evenings, Friday mornings.

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 am 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 fifty 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. Patient reviews available at www.iwantgreatcare.org, and www.doctify.co.uk.

Clinical Interests

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

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

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Media Coverage

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

Doctify - Mr Andrew Ballaro

I Want Great Care - Mr Andrew Ballaro

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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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Private contact details

Telephone Spire London East 0208 709 7817 or Spire Hartswood 01277 266 766
Website http://www.northlondonurology.co.uk/