Mr Alan Doherty

Consultant Urologist

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


Specialises in

  • Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Urinary symptoms and retention
  • Bladder cancer and blood in urine

Languages spoken

English

I have been a Consultant Urologist for 15 years working in one of the biggest cancer centres in the UK. I am one of the few (if only) surgeons who have performed over 3,000 radical prostatectomies with all three main approaches: robotic, laparoscopic and open. I specialise in nerve-sparing and have a track record of being able to maintain potency in up to 80% of patients.

I also treat benign prostatic diseases, being well known for my enthusiasm for Greenlight Laser but also recognising and using the new technologies such as UROLIFT, a first-line treatment that gets men off BPH medications and allows them to avoid major surgery as well as the more traditional but effective Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP).

I am well known for my enthusiasm for PSA screening, but not for prostate biopsy. I am an advocate of pre-biopsy MRI. PCA-3 urine gene testing. I provide an MRI fusion mapping template prostate biopsy service.

I also carry out the Rezum procedure, a new treatment for the common problem of enlargement of the prostate.

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General Medical Council Number: C3279241

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Alan Doherty at Spire include:

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Clinical interests

Urology
Benign prostate diseases
Bladder cancer
Prostate cancer
Urological cancers
Urological pathology

Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS, BSc, MD, FRCS (Urol), FEBU / The Middlesex Hospital, The Royal Marsden and Charing Cross Hospitals / 1988
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Medicine, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Fellow of the European Board of Urology


Professional memberships

British Association of Urological Surgeons

European Association of Urologists

Research and publications

Prostate cancer and PSA in the British Journal of Cancer


Articles

Prostate cancer and PSA in the Lancet

Personal profile

I enjoy a number of sports including skiing. 

Contact information

Telephone Little Aston: 0121 580 7119 | Parkway: 0121 704 5530
Private secretary Zena Moll
Private secretary telephone 0121 704 7610
Private secretary email zena.moll@spirehealthcare.com