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Mr Andrew Ballaro
Mr Andrew Ballaro
MBBS BSc(Hons) MSc MD FRCS(Urol)
Urology
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About

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 for kidney stones. He also specialises in prostate surgery and offers a choice of procedures for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) including TURP, HOLEP and 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’. 

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Medical Procedures

  • Laser surgery for kidney stones
  • Supine Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)
  • Lithotripsy (ESWL) for stones
  • REZUM therapy for prostate problems
  • Holmium Laser Prostatectomy (HoLEP)
  • Endourology (minimally invasive surgery)
  • PSA, Prostate surgery and MRI template prostate biopsy
  • All circumcision
  • Scrotal surgery
  • Bladder surgery
  • Prostatitis

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Special Interests

  • Kidney stones
  • Stent problems
  • Urine infections
  • Blood in the urine
  • Benign prostate disease
  • Testicular pain
  • Incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Urinary symptoms
  • Foreskin problems
  • Testicular swellings
  • Prostate symptoms

Education

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

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Quick diagnosis and reassuring!
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09-11-2018
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very good doctor
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11-05-2018
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Professional, informative, sensitive and knowledgeable.
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15-01-2018
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I am very glad for the day I first contacted Andrew Ballaro. My original urologist retired last year and I am afraid I found his nominated successor to be an absolute disaster at people-skills. In search of a replacement, I literally.picked Mr. Ballaro's name off a list of urologists at my local private hospital and arranged a date, to find I had struck gold! I cannot recommend him highly enough to any one requiring his services.
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26-09-2017
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I went to see Mr Ballaro for kidney stones, once he made all the necessary checks, he found a stone in my ureter near my bladder, and agreed to operate as soon as the next day which was outstanding, (because I was going away on holiday.) he made me feel very comfortable. Post-op I experienced some discomfort, so called the hospital and Mr Ballaro called me back as soon as he could, which was very comforting. I would highly recommend him.
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10-08-2017
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I have been under the care of this exceptional Consultant Urologist for the last few months.His immediate and reassuring treatment and diagnosis of my medical problems "down below" put me at complete ease.Surgery (Turp) a few weeks later has produced for me fantastic and life-changing results due no doubt to his highly experienced surgical skills.He is also a really nice man to deal with who explains everything clearly and in easily understandable terms.Without hesitation I recommend Andrew for any urological concerns ,problems or surgery.
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04-08-2017
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I have been treated by Mr. Ballero for the past 6 years. He is an extremely competent, kind, helpful, and friendly and caring person. He is very professional in his manner and I cannot speak too highly of him and of the treatment that he has afforded me. I have no hesitation in recommending his services.
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24-07-2017
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Recently had a large kidney stone removed by Mr Ballaro. Had a very smooth and calm experience, no pain, minimal discomfort, first class result (procedure actually sorted out an abdominal pain that had been investigated by a various consultants) and excellent follow up, right up to discharge. I could not be more satisfied with the treatment, from initial consultation to final discharge.
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23-07-2017
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20-04-2017
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Mr Ballaro removed a stubborn Kidney stone for me early February 2017. I found him most helpful, informative and attentive. The Operation was quick, smooth and I was amazed at the recovery time. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Ballaro or to seek his help again. Alan Mower
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