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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 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’. 

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Medical Procedures

  • Laser surgery for kidney stones
  • Supine Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)
  • Lithotripsy (ESWL) for stones
  • Endourology (minimally invasive surgery)
  • Laparoscopy for kidney problems
  • Prostate surgery and MRI template prostate biopsy
  • All circumcision
  • Scrotal surgery
  • Bladder surgery

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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

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-01-2018
Professional, informative, sensitive and knowledgeable.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-09-2017
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.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-08-2017
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.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-08-2017
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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24-07-2017
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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23-07-2017
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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20-04-2017
Excellent

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13-03-2017
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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06-02-2017
I would recommend Mr. Andrew Ballaro without hesitation. His diagnoses and very clear explanations of available treatment, delivered in a calm, reassuring and professional manner, helped me through a very serious illness. I can't thank him enough!

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24-01-2017
I was recently referred to Mr Ballaro following a high PSA level reading. He acted quickly in his diagnosis and carried out various tests including further blood tests, MRI scan and a biopsy. The biopsy was executed with great care and precision. On discussing the results of the biopsy his recommendation led us to another excellent surgeon at The Royal Marsden. Overall I was very pleased with the service and guidance I received whilst under Mr Ballaro's care.

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14-01-2017
I met Mr Ballaro the day after telephoning to make an appointment. After a couple of weeks of tests I had an operation to remove cancerous tumours from my bladder. Mr Ballaro I have no doubt has saved my life and from the bottom of my heart I cannot thank him enough. From the moment I met him I had complete confidence in his ability. He is extremely professional, has an amazing talent and I had complete faith in him. I cannot fault my experience in any way and am so pleased to have found this exceptional man.

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20-12-2016
Hi i had urinal infection and request urination very often say in an hour some 2 to 3 time and our visited GP surgery fro 2-3 years but no change in my problem. i managed to get an appointment with Mr.Andrew Ballaro first time he diagnosed exact problem and prescribed medicines since that i am very happy and i am able to visit places without any problem and my problem is settling, further his after care is excellent and we are very happy .

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09-12-2016
***** Mr Ballero has treated me for prostrate problems for a number of years, I am satisfied with the level of treatment and advice given. He has a friendly and formative style

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-12-2016

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