Professor Phillip Cornford

Consultant Urological Surgeon

BSc(hons), MB, BS, FRCS(Urol), MD, FEBU

Specialises in

  • Prostate problems including cancer
  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery
  • Blood in the urine
  • Kidney stones treatment
  • Testicular problems

I provide general urological care with a special interest in patients with prostate, bladder and kidney cancer.

I am happy to see patients with scrotal swelling, difficulties with the foreskin, urinary tract infection, possible renal stones and difficulty passing urine. In addition many of my patients presented with blood in their urine, an elevated PSA blood test or other abnormal investigation. We provide a wide range of endoscopic and open procedures including removal of scrotal lumps, circumcision, cystoscopy, stone treatments, removal of bladder tumours, treatment of kidney lumps and prostate surgery, including laparoscopic surgery.

I'm currently the Vice Chair of the European Association of Urology Prostate Cancer guidelines group. I work in association with the pharmaceutical industry in developing new treatments for prostate cancer and have an ongoing research programme in prostate cancer. We work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing care for patients with bladder and prostate cancer in particular.

I'm also currently the Chair of the MAC at Spire Liverpool and Vice Chair of the SAC in Urology.


General Medical Council Number: C3480513

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Phillip Cornford at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Lower urinary tract
  • TURP
  • Circumcision

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Additional information

Qualification and professional memberships

BSc (hons) / London / 1984
Bachelor of Science

MBBS / Imperial College London / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine

FRCS (Urol) / England / 1994
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

MD / University of Liverpool / 2001
Doctor of Medicine

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Liverpool Medical Institute

American Urological Association

Current NHS posts

Royal Liverpool University Hospital NHS Trust

Personal profile

I am married with two children which occupies most of my time. However, I have a lifelong interest in cricket and am a member at Lancashire. I continue to play in 20:20 cricket in Division 1 of the Business Houses league. In addition I enjoy skiing, sailingĀ and hill walking.

Financial interests

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc.

Contact information

Telephone 0151 522 1881
Private secretary Petronella Franken
Private secretary telephone 0151 522 1888
Private secretary email