Mr Alex Turner

Consultant paediatric urologist and surgeon


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I qualified in medicine in Leeds in 2000 and trained as a paediatric surgeon in Manchester and Liverpool.

I specialised in paediatric urology through an ESPU-recognised National Fellowship in paediatric urology in Leeds. My PhD in tissue engineering of the bladder attracted the best thesis award from the European Society for Paediatric Urology and the best paper by a young urologist award from the European Association of Urology.

I am a fellow of the European Academy of Paediatric Urologists and currently work at the Leeds Children’s Hospital as a consultant paediatric urologist and surgeon.

My interests include genital reconstruction for disorders of sexual differentiation including hypospadias, bladder and kidney surgery and minimally invasive techniques utilising the Da Vinci Robotic device. I perform a wide range of general paediatric surgical and urological procedures.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Alex Turner at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Operations for hypospadias and other penile conditions
  • Undescended testes
  • Varicocele
  • Bladder reconstruction
  • Vesico-ureteric reflux and obstruction
  • Pyelo-ureteric junction obstruction
  • Nephrectomy and heminephrectomy
  • Disorders of sexual differentiation
  • Urinary tract infection 

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Additional information

Hypospadias surgery
Paediatric urology

Special Clinical Interests: disorders of sexual differentiation, bladder reconstruction, tissue engineering and biomaterials.

BSc / University of Leeds / 1997
Bachelor of Science

MB ChB / University of Leeds / 2000
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

PhD / University of York / 2008
Doctor of Philosophy

FRCS (Paeds) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2017
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, Paediatrics

FEAPU / Leuven, Belgium, ESPU / 2018
Fellow, European Academy of Paediatric Urology

Professional memberships

European Society for Paediatric Urology

British Association of Paediatric Surgeons

British Association of Paediatric Urology

Professional leadership

Administrative lead in the department of Paediatric Urology, Leeds Children’s Hospital

Consultant paediatric urologist and surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Honorary clinical lecturer, University of Leeds

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my children and watching their sporting activities! I enjoy motorsport and, originating from Manchester, following my home team of Manchester City. I am a keen walker, spending as much time as possible in the Lake District. I am a member of the Governing Body of Yarm School, Yarm, including Nursery, Early School and Preparatory School (also Director of the Company and Trustee of the Charity). As a recipient of the Rank Foundation Fellowship myself in the past, I am keen to encourage and advise the next generation of young people as they prepare for their working life.

Private secretary Sandra Turner
Private secretary telephone 07368 372076
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