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Mr Marc Laniado
Mr Marc Laniado
MB BS BSc (Hons) MD FEBU FRCS (Urol)
Urology
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Mr Marc Laniado is a consultant urologist specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of men with prostate enlargement (BPH) and cancer. His aim is to return men to a normal life quickly with the least side effects. Being a consultant since 2002 in the full-time direct clinical care of patients, without other distractions, he has great experience and expertise in the treatment for urinary symptoms due to the prostate (BPH) and the problems associated with prostate cancer. Marc Laniado offers an individualised approach for each man with either prostate enlargement or prostate cancer, tailoring the tests or treatments to the specific values of the man he sees.

For men with urinary symptoms due to BPH, Marc Laniado advises men on lifestyle changes and medications. Where these are unsuccessful, he performs day-case procedures that alleviate urinary symptoms without affecting ejaculation (UroLift, Rezum). Some men have unsuitable prostates and need a HoLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate) and Aquablation  These are performed as day-case sometimes or overnight stay (> 50 cases a year). To preserve normal ejaculation in selected men, Marc Laniado has modified the procedure successfully.

For men who need therapy for prostate cancer, Marc Laniado offers: 

 

  • Prolaris:  a special way of analysing prostate biopsies that better determines if cancer is very low-risk
  • Focal therapy with HIFU when appropriate, as it preserves bladder control and erections. If the cancer is unsuitable, he offers either brachytherapy in conjunction with Dr Paul Rogers at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
  • Retzius-sparing prostatectomy is the best surgical technique for the early recovery of urinary continence. A suprapubic rather a urethral catheter is also used. He trained in open prostatectomy, started laparoscopic prostatectomies in 2006 and moved onto robotic prostatectomies in 2008/9. He switched from the anterior approach for robotic prostatectomy to the Retzius-sparing technique at the end of 2016. He does this for all patients, as it gives the quickest recovery of bladder control, especially when combined with full functional urethral length preservation, which is a surgical technique to preserve the sphincter (valve) muscle. Marc does nerve sparing whenever possible and checks the surgical margins intraoperatively with frozen section to ensure the surgical margins are negative. This allows more nerve sparing to be performed, and so more erections to be preserved. Marc does about 100 cases a year.

 

Marc Laniado is the prostate cancer lead at Wexham Park Hospital (Frimley Health), where he has driven the development of multiparametric MRI and MRI-targeted fusion biopsies of the prostate to diagnose men accurately. He started MRI-targeted biopsies in 2012 and does over two hundred MRI-targeted fusion biopsies a year. He introduced Retzius sparing prostatectomy at the end of 2016 as his preserved surgical technique (80 to 100 cases a year). He is the primary investigator at Wexham Park for several prostate cancer clinical trials.

By continually increasing his knowledge and awareness of developments in surgical treatments for urological conditions, he brings his expertise and experience to the patient by introducing them into his regular practice, ensuring that patients receive the very best care.  

After having graduated from Guy's and St Thomas' medical school, Mr Laniado studied on urological training schemes in London and spent a period at the Cleveland Clinic. He has since gained further recognition and awarded further qualifications and an award from The British Urological Foundation Fellowship, Gilbert Bursary and other awards.

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Medical Procedures

PROSTATE SURGERY:
Retzius-sparing prostatectomy (nerve-sparing with frozen section (NeuroSAFE, robotic) 
Focal therapy (HIFU) for prostate cancer: new treatment with fewer side-effectsUroLift & Rezum (improved urinary symptoms, normal sexual function) 
Aquablation, Rezum, UroLift, HoLEP (improved urinary symptoms, minimal side-effects)

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Special Interests

Prostate enlargement using techniques for relief of urinary symptoms and preserving normal ejaculation and bladder control
Prostate cancer treatments that maximise the chance of surviving prostate cancer, keeping bladder control, and preserving erections

Education

American Urological Association

British Association of Urological Surgeons

European Association of Urology

Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Group

Fellow of the European Board of Urology, 2002

MD (Prostate Cancer Research) 2001

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (Urology) 2000

MB BS Guy's Hospital Medical School 1989

BSc (Hons) Physiology 1986

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I thought Marc Laniado was very professional in his approach to my case. The diagnostic work up was very complete and he was very good in explaining the diagnosis and follow on treatment in very simple language. The fact that he was able to do the ultrasound examination himself gave him additional insights that other clinicians would not be able to provide. I would highly recommend Marc Laniado for any urological condition.
Patient seen for:Bladder Cancer
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22-02-2020
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I was diagnosed with prostate cancer about 5 years ago and following active surveillance had accepted that I needed to do something further. Research revealed a new technology, HIFU (High intensity Focal Ultrasound), and a new procedure for a radical prostatectomy. I immediately registered to see if I was suitable for HIFU and was seen very quickly, within 10 days, by Marc Laniado. Mr L:aniado said I needed a 3 Tesla high definition MRI scan to see if HIFU would work for me which I had within 7 days. Unfortunately I was not suitable for HIFU but Mr Laniado talked me through the new robotic nerve - sparing surgery procedure that he recommended and I booked to have this carried out at the end of January 2020. At all stages of this consultation Mr Laniado kept me aware of both the risks involved and the benefits of this new procedure. I have now had my operation. I was up and about and back home within two days. I felt better each day and I am now back able to drive and carry on my life as before only three weeks after the operation itself. I don't appear to have any side effects. I am certainly almost perfectly continent at present and am in minimal pain. I am now looking forward to my life in the future. I would thoroughly recommend this procedure for sufferers like me and would be happy to talk to any one going through what I went through.
Patient seen for:Prostate Cancer
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18-02-2020
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From the first appointment to the final follow up Marc made sure everything was fully understood. He detailed everything and took as much time as was needed - never any rush. After my procedure on January 17th I was amazed by how quickly I began recovery. Clips, stitches and catheter out after 10 days and then I found no leakage after only 15 days. The prognosis given to my wife whilst I was in the recovery room is that all was now perfectly OK. A PSA test will confirm this after a 90 day period from the procedure. It should also be noted that his support team were always very quick to answer any questions. Thank you Marc, you made what was ar first a very difficult time into something that was fully understood and you removed the fear of not knowing. Your support team back you up very well and if having prostate surgery can be described as a pleasure (?), it was certainly a pleasure having you as my Consultant during all aspects from start to finish. See you in August for final follow up !
Patient seen for:Prostate Cancer
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16-02-2020
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Mr Laniado's professional competence is obvious. However, of equal value is his interest in you as a human being, not just in your organs, and the time and effort he takes to explain himself, his findings and recommendations. Luckily, his investigation resulted in a relatively clean bill of health for me, but should, at any time in the future, I need further consultation or indeed more radical intervention, I would have no hesitation to call upon My Laniado.
Patient seen for:Urology
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25-01-2020
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I find Dr Laniado is the a prime example of consummate professional in all aspects. When I first met him, he put me at ease by explaining in detail the reason why I needed the BPH surgery and how it was to be performed. He the carried out the surgery at short notice, and the results have been fantastic. As a result of his expertise, I have recovered quickly and exactly as he described. The follow up consultation was thorough and again, he explained all in detail, put my mind at ease. I am extremely grateful to have found such a highly skilled and personable surgeon and real healer in the true meaning of Doctor. I have other surgery in the USA and am myself medically trained as a researcher. I say with absolute confidence that you will find no finer uro-surgeon on either side of the Atlantic. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. LANIADO!!
Patient seen for:Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
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22-01-2020
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I found Mr Laniado pleasant, practical and reassuring. He is an excellent urologist.
Patient seen for:Prostate Cancer
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17-01-2020
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I found Mr Laniado pleasant, practical and reassuring. He is an excellent urologist.
Patient seen for:Prostate Cancer
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17-01-2020
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After a prostate cancer diagnosis in the Autumn I was referred to Marc Laniado in November and was highly impressed by his knowledge, reassuring manner and evident passion for helping steer his patients through concerns and anxieties. I underwent a Retzius-sparing robotic prostatectomy in mid-December, and less than four weeks later am feeling pretty much 100%, with no leaks and the novel experience of flow with enough pressure to put out an Australian bush fire...! I would have no hesitation in recommending Marc to anyone with prostate conditions and needing surgery.
Patient seen for:Prostate Cancer
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12-01-2020
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For about 5 years my flow rate had been progressively worse, sometimes barely more than a trickle. This has been incorrectly diagnosed by another urologist as arising from enlarged prostate (using the old fashioned and discredited physical exam). Marc examined my medical history including a crucial ultrasound probe which established the prostate was either normal or only very slightly enlarged. He correctly advised that the problem arose from a tightening of the bladder neck and recommended an incision be made using a holmium laser under general anaesthetic, minimally invasive, no incision so low risk of infection. I stayed overnight after the procedure so that my bladder could be irrigated, and once the catheter inserted straight after the operation (under general) had been removed I was released. Passing urine was a bit painful for about 24 hours and there was bleeding as I had expected. After that, all was fine and I was staggered by how effective the procedure had been, now passing urine at what seems a spectacular rate, a 500%+ improvement. I had prevaricated (as nervous of any operation) and ended up in A&E ahead of the procedure: it would have been far better to fix it pre-emptively: it seems like a miracle cure with very low risk.
Patient seen for:Before I met Marc I was admitted to A&E as retained urine hads backed up into my kidneys, extremely painful, dangerous as well and leading to an unpleasant period with a catheter.
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31-12-2019
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I feel very fortunate to have met Mr Laniado. Throughout the whole experience he was helpful and consultative and I am sure that his surgical expertise greatly assisted in my successful surgery and comfortable recovery. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs prostate cancer treatment.
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Peer Recommendations

Very diligent and careful clinician! Very good surgical skills.
For specialty: Urology
Connection: Is a colleague

BY mr Jeremy Crew

12-08-2017
Excellent urologist who practices evidence based medicine.
For specialty: Urology
Connection: Is a colleague

BY mr Simon Brewster

12-08-2017
Marc Laniado is an excellent patient focused urologist of around 25 years experience in the field of prostate cancer and prostatic disease. He keeps up to date and is popular with his patients.
For specialty: Urology
Connection: We trained together

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