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Mr Andrew Ballaro

Mr Andrew Ballaro

Urology 04027768

 

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Overview
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Benign Prostate disorders
  • General urology
  • Urinary tract stones

Offers

  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Mr Andrew Ballaro has been a full time NHS and private Consultant Urological Surgeon for over 15 years and is highly experienced in the management of all urological problems.

He has specialist interests in laser surgery for kidney stones, benign prostatic enlargement and urinary retention, and the diagnosis of prostate disease including cancer.

He has consistently published some of the best surgical outcome data in the UK for complex stone surgery, and is an expert in Holmium Laser Prostatectomy (HoLEP) for patients with very large prostates unable to pass urine, with 99% patients in a series of over 150 able to pass urine and leave hospital the day after successful surgery.

He provides the Transperineal MRI Fusion prostate biopsy technique for the diagnosis of prostate cancer in patients with raised PSA, the most precise and minimally invasive method available, and impartial advice on the best treatment modality and access to an expert tertiary referral base for newly diagnosed patients. He is also highly experienced at the management of prostatitis and pelvic pain syndromes.

Mr Ballaro teaches London deanery trainee urologists at all levels and whilst training at the Institute of Urology at UCL in London was awarded a Hunterian Professorship for his research work on bladder dysfunction. He still publishes and presents articles regularly, and is co-author of the latest (7th) edition of the standard medical student Urology textbook ‘Lecture Notes in Urology’.

In his private practice he runs a highly regarded professional on-line service with easy patient access to results and emailed further advice for questions arising after consultation or treatment.

He has overall patient satisfaction and patient experience scores of 97% and 94% respectively independently evaluated and published by PHIN, and has been awarded multiple certificates of excellence by iwantgreatcare. Individual patient reviews available at www.iwantgreatcare.org and at www.topdoctors.co.uk/doctor/andrew-ballaro

Telephone and zoom video consultations available; Tel his PA at 0207 042 1790 or email him personally at: andrew.ballaro@privatepractice.healthcare for appointments and general advice.

Areas of interest

All adult general urology; Acute and chronic urinary retention; enlarged prostate; urinary symptoms; HOLEP laser prostatectomy; raised PSA; Prostate MRI and MRI-fusion template prostate biopsy; catheter problems; kidney stones including ESWL, laser surgery, PCNL and Ultra-mini PCNL; ureteric stent problems; urinary tract infections; prostatitis pelvic pain syndrome; blood in the urine; prostate cancer; benign prostate disease and surgery; testicular pain and lumps; second medical opinion.

Medical secretaries

  • Daisy Penwarden
  • PHF Services Ltd Castle Cavendish Works Dorking Road NOTTINGHAM NG7 5PN
  • 020 7042 1790
  • 020 7042 1791

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