Mr Andrew Ballaro is a Consultant Urological Surgeon who provides a comprehensive general and specialist urological service. To this extent, he is highly experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of problems such as blood in the urine, urinary infections, prostatitis, prostate cancer and urinary symptoms including MRI and template prostate biopsy for raised PSA. Alongside this, he also has a major surgical interest in the management of kidney stones and benign prostate disease.
Mr Ballaro has been a full time NHS Consultant for 10 years and is the leading consultant for stone surgery at a large London NHS Trust. Since 2014 he has consistently published some of the best results for complex stone operations in the country and performs the whole range of stone surgery including mini and ultra-mini-PCNL for large kidney stones. He also specialises in prostate surgery and offers a choice of procedures for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) including minimally invasive REZUM steam therapy.
Mr Ballaro provides a comprehensive urology service. He is approved by all major insurance companies and is supported by a practice management team. He 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 an 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 from 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