Mr Andrew Ballaro
Consultant Urological Surgeon
MBBS, BSc (Hons), MSc, MD, FRCS (Urol)
I have been a full-time NHS and Private Consultant Urologist for over 15 years and specialise in the diagnosis and management of all adult general urological problems. I have major surgical interests in Holmium Laser Prostatectomy (HoLEP) for the enlarged prostate and urinary retention, and surgery for kidney stones, consistently publishing some of the best outcomes for complex stone surgery in the country.
I also regularly perform surgery for general urological conditions and offer MRI Fusion prostate biopsy, which is arguably the most precise method of diagnosing prostate cancer.
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 and Doctorate in Urology and medical Sciences from the Institute of Urology at University College London (UCL). Having completed higher urological training on the North London Training Scheme, I received further advanced training in complex stone surgery and minimally invasive urology from internationally recognised experts.
I am approved by all major insurance companies and I'm supported by a highly responsive 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:
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Hartswood Hospital.
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.