Mr Andrew Ballaro
Consultant Urological Surgeon
MBBS, BSc (Hons), MSc, MD, FRCS (Urol)
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Andrew Ballaro at Spire include:
Spire Hartswood 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.
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)
European Association of Urologists
Royal College of Surgeons of England
General Medical Council
I am the lead clinician for urology at BHR NHS Trust and London deanery trainer for urologists at all stages of training.
I 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.
I have published over 50 articles in mainstream urological journals including the 'Journal of Urology' and the 'British Journal of Urology'.
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.
In the spare time I have, I enjoy running, good food and wine and spending time with my wife and three children.