Mr Prakash Johnson
MCh (Urol), DNB, FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Urol)
I did my Urology training at Freeman Hospital Newcastle completing FRCS (Urology) in 1999. I was appointed Consultant Urologist at Sunderland Royal Hospital in 2000 as lead for Endo-Urology and stone treatment. I also have specialist Urology qualifications from India having trained in CMC Vellore DNB & MCh (Urology). I introduced Laparoscopic Surgery in Urology at Sunderland in 2003 and have developed the department into one of the leading units for Laparoscopic Surgery. In 2005 I started Cryo-Ablation as treatment for Kidney Cancer at Sunderland, one of the first few departments in the UK to establish this minimally invasive treatment option for Kidney Cancer.
Apart from offering expert management of routine Urological conditions including urine infections, blood in urine, prostate/urine problems etc, my area of expertise include Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery (Pyeloplasty, Partial and Radical Nephrectomy); Laparoscopic Adrenal Surgery; Complete Stone Treatment including keyhole operation (PCNL), Ureteroscopic laser treatment and Lithotripsy (ESWL), and treatment of Urethral Stricture. I also perform Robotic Kidney and Adrenal (Key hole) Surgery.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Prakash Johnson at Spire include:
Urological pathology, Urological cancers, Urinary tract infections, Reconstructive Urology, Incontinence, Bladder disease, Benign prostate diseases.
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Washington Hospital.
MB BS / University of Madras / 1983
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Consultant Urological Surgeon, Sunderland Royal Hospital (City Hospitals Sunderland Foundation Trust).
I enjoy playing tennis and usually manage to get on court two to three times a week. My other interests include holidays with the family, music and cricket. The languages I can speak include English, Tamil, Hindi and can understand Punjabi as well as Malayalam conversation.