Mr Benjamin J Challacombe

Mr Benjamin J Challacombe

Urology 04542580

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  • Not in Open Referral network
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Benign Prostate disorders
  • General urology
  • Urological oncology


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

About me

Ben Challacombe was appointed to Guy's and St Thomas' in 2010 following his fellowship in Australia. His areas of interest are benign and malignant prostate disease and minimally invasive surgery for the upper urological tract. He Chairs the Guy's & St Thomas Prostate and Kidney Cancer MDM Meetings.

Ben is the highest volume surgeon for robotic partial nephrectomy in the UK and also specialises in robotic radical prostatectomy, and robotic surgery for nephro-ureterectomy, pyeloplasty, adrenalectomy and nephrectomy, and Holmium laser prostatectomy (HoLEP). Ben has performed over 2000 robotic procedures (prostate and kidney) and 1200 HoLEPS.

He runs the robotic fellowship programme, is the clinical lead for robotics, and teaches robotics and HoLEP at the British and European Annual Urology meetings.

Ben is an Honorary Reader/Associate Professor and is involved in the academic and research programmes within the department. He has a Certificate in Education and is involved with both undergraduate and postgraduate urological teaching and is the Guy’s and St Thomas' surgical tutor for junior surgeons. He has over 240 published papers, and has edited 40 chapters and 4 books.

Areas of interest

Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy; Robotic partial and radical nephrectomy; holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP); Trans-perineal prostate biopsy; robotic nephro-ureterectomy; robotic adrenalectomy; Robotic RPLND; laparoscopic nephrectomy; and dynamic prostate brachytherapy.

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Procedures completed

  • 20365

    Follow-up out-patient consultation - remote - (>50)

  • 20355

    Initial out-patient consultation - remote - (5-50)

  • M6532

    Holmium laser resection of prostate (HoLRP) (including cystoscopy) - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50)

  • M4510

    Diagnostic endoscopic examination of bladder (flexible cystoscopy) including any biopsy - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • M0303

    Robotic assisted partial nephrectomy - unilateral - (5-50)

    London Bridge Hospital (5-50)

  • M1090

    Robotic assisted pyeloplasty - unilateral - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • M2930

    Removal of prosthesis from ureter (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • M6583

    Transperineal MRI - US fusion targeted prostate biopsy - (1-5)

  • S0633

    Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

    London Bridge Hospital (1-5)

  • M3500

    Partial cystectomy (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

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