Mr Andrew Ballaro

Mr Andrew Ballaro

Consultant Urological Surgeon

MBBS, BSc (Hons), MSc, MD, FRCS (Urol)

Specialises in

  • Holmium laser prostatectomy (HOLEP)
  • Kidney stones
  • PSA and MRI for prostate cancer
  • Urinary symptoms
  • Urological infections and prostatitis

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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.


General Medical Council Number: C4027768

Treatment information

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

Other treatments

  • Benign prostate disease
  • Bladder cancer
  • Blood in the urine
  • Female urology
  • Holmium laser prostatectomy (HoLEP) 
  • Incontinence
  • Laser and percutaneous surgery for complex kidney stones
  • PSA testing and prostate cancer
  • Rezum for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Urine infections

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Additional information

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.