Mr Andrew Ballaro is a consultant urological surgeon who specialises in the management of all urological problems. To this extent, he is highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of problems such as blood in the urine, urinary infections, prostate cancer and urinary symptoms. Alongside this, he also has a major surgical interest in the management of kidney stones.
Mr Ballaro has been a full time NHS Consultant Urological Surgeon for 10 years and is the both the Lead Consultant for the urology service and the Clinical Lead for stone surgery at a large London NHS Trust. He is consistently one of the highest volume stone surgeons with the some of the best surgical outcomes for complex stone operations in the country. He performs the whole range of stone surgery including mini and ultra-mini-PCNL for large kidney stones as a day case procedure.
Mr Ballaro consults at several number of private hospitals in North London and Essex and provides a comprehensive urology service. He is approved by all major insurance companies and is supported by a highly professional on-line practice management team, which enables easy patient access to results and further medical advice by email. In terms of training and academic achievement, Mr Ballaro qualified from The Royal Free Hospital Medical School, London and undertook basic surgical training in Oxford. He achieved Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of London in 1999, and after being awarded both a Masters degree in Urology and MD in Clinical Sciences from The Institute of Urology at University College London, he completed higher urological training on the North London Training Scheme. He received further advanced training in complex stone surgery and laparoscopy from nationally and internationally recognised experts.
He has been awarded a number of prestigious research fellowships and a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In addition to his clinical interests, Mr Ballaro has an interest in Urological Education and a research interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques and the basic science of bladder dysfunction on which he has over fifty publications. He trains Urologists at all levels and is co-author of the latest edition of the standard medical student textbook ‘Lecture notes in Urology’.
BSc(Hons) UCL 1989
MBBS Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine 1993
FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1999
MSc(Urol) UCL 2001
MD UCL 2005
FRCS(Urol) Intercollegiate 2006
North London Higher Urological Training Scheme London Deanery 2006