Yearly check up following radical prostatectomy in June 2012 - a successful operation. Marc Laniado spotted the possible cancer when others may well not have and arranged its speedy treatment. Subsequent checks have been thoroughly and sympathetically carried out and good advice given.
I am a 54 year old male who first encountered Mr Marc Laniado over 3 years ago. Admittedly it would have been nicer to meet him in a pub rather than the consulting room to be told my PSA results and inferences. However with his support, encouragement, enthusiasm and knowledge I went on to the active surveillance program. Quarterly reviews with Marc gave me the growing confidence that a radical prostectomy would be on the cards for me at some stage so decided sooner rather than later would be the best path for me. Mid last year was when I went in for the operation by Marc and his superb team. I cannot praise the approach, operation and aftercare highly enough from all concerned.
I am extremely pleased to say that I have remained completely dry since the operation (this was my main concern but not everybody's) and it has (so far) shown up as being a complete success with PSA levels now being insignificant.
It is rare these days to come across people who are truly inspiring in their knowledge, professionalism and approach. Marc and his team have these abilities with out doubt.
Hopefully you will not require his services but if you do - you will be in excellent hands.
On behalf of my whole family, I cannot praise Mr Laniado highly enough for his expertise, skill and kindness to us over the past few months. In September of this year, my father had the worrying results of an elevated PSA test, and after much research we chose Mr Laniado to investigate and treat his suspected cancer on the basis of Mr Laniado's documented reputation, level of experience, and others' testimonials. We have not been disappointed - from our first meeting, it was clear Mr Laniado not only was at the forefront of his field, but genuinely cared about my father's well-being and the best possible outcome for him, as well as the anxiety that we were all facing as a family. We are so grateful for the thorough investigations he performed, his balanced, honest guidance, the contact with his peers within oncology with whom he arranged a consultation to give us a breadth of informed options, and for his meticulous planning and highly skilled execution of a robotic assisted radical prostatectomy. Not only that, but his care and concern during my father's post-operative period, and ongoing now during his monitoring period, is so greatly appreciated. Having a surgeon who is so approachable has made this stressful time so much more manageable for us all, and our experience has confirmed we have, and remain, in the very best of hands. As a member of a medically related profession myself, I understand the dedication required to provide this level of commitment and service, and the care my father has received has been second to none. We shall remain forever grateful and can wholeheartedly recommend him.
When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer after a biopsy in July 2017.After local discussions in Lincoln with my GP and Urologist I decided to undergo a robotic Prostatectomy. I was referred Mr Laniado by a previous patient who I knew well and had a successful prostate operation the previous year. I was advised that he was skilled surgeon with a good bedside manner.
His operational success statistics speak for themselves but what if his bedside manner.
From the moment we met he listened intently presented the MRI images ( which the other Urologist did not do!) and explained what was happening to my body and where and what he recommended be done.
Timing of the operation became difficult especially around Christmas but he and his team adjusted their schedule to accommodate me.
The operation was carried out and everything went as planned. The pain level was minimal especially considering the location and was walking around easily within 12 hours.
10 days on the catheter has been removed and although the bladder is learning to function again it is within the expected parameters and everything is on the mend and I am very optimistic on a full recovery. At 63 I am lucky to say that.
Mr Laniado is skilled professional with great pride in his work and only the best of intentions for his patients.
He has delivered to me exactly what he said he would do and you cannot ask for more. I would gladly recommend him and believe I was indeed blessed to have him do my operation.
I am a 48 year old male in general good health. I first contacted my GP in June 2017 with mild urinary problems, which resulted in a high PSA blood test result, biopsy and immediate referral through to NHS Urology. I was referred under the consultancy of Mr Laniado in July 2017.
I was told Mr Laniado was a leading specialist in robotic surgery for prostate removal, and this was backed up by my own research online. His methods of surgery provide the very best outcomes in terms of recovery and function compared to traditional methods of prostate surgery.
Mr Laniado performed my robotic prostate removal surgery in late October 2017. After the next week of catheter removal, I had at least 90% continence recovery and this has continued to improve to 95-100% as of December 2017. I am confident I will not need to wear any pads or shields at all by the next few weeks, as I am still seeing improvement every day.
I was very concerned about erectile issues post surgery, but I had at least 50% of function back - which came back very soon after surgery, and then increased to about 80-90% as of December 2017. I have been using tablets to further help with blood flow and function, but I am very reassured to see the results already at this very early stage.
In terms of surgery wounds and physical recovery, I have had no problems at all with healing, and was given very helpful advice and support from the nurses every step of the way. They provided phone numbers to the direct wards for any after-care queries.
Mr Laniado speaks as a modest, yet very experienced and knowledgeable professional in his field of prostate cancer. He explains things in everyday language as well as clinically, but in detail, including the full risks of surgery and recovery. Mr Laniado treated me as an individual (and including my wife). He listened carefully to all of our questions at every consultation, and answered them fully and straightforwardly at every stage of my diagnosis and procedures.
I saw Mr Laniado again at my first post-operative consultation earlier this month, and he was genuinely so happy that the procedure had gone well for us, and I was recovering so easily and quickly. He gave us lots of information and advice about post-operative and future care, exercise and dietary factors.
I am extremely grateful to Mr Laniado and his team for everything they have done for me - and my family, for such amazing quality of professionalism, care and compassion. Thank you all, very, very much.
This man saved my life. His care and thoroughness discovered an unknown tumour . Mr Laniado sets himself and his team the highest of standards and is recognised for this as well as his abilities and leading role especially within 'urology' . I am clearly very lucky to have found him .
As a 52 year old man my GP detected a raised PSA level and after discussions referred me to Mr Marc Laniado. After an MRI scan, Mr Laniado performed a MRI targetted transperineal biopsy of the prostate - absolutely no pain or discomfort after the procedure, which I was pleasantly surprised about. Mr Laniado explained the diagnosis of cancer in a very empathetic manner and discussed in detail the various options available. Despite suggesting that he felt a radical prostatectomy was the way forward, he insisted I spoke to an oncologist to obtain another perspective and talk about possible radiotherapy / brachytherapy / watch and wait options. Throughout our discussions he completely appreciated that such a cancer diagnosis can have a big impact on the family, but he was incredibly considerate with the way he spoke with my wife, answering all her questions and putting her at ease.
We eventually decided that a Retzius - sparing prostatectomy was the way forwards. Mr Laniado performed the surgery and I was catheterised for 11 days afterwards. I had bought a pack of pads to wear in preparation for when the catheter was removed, fully expecting a few days or months of 'leakage'. However not a single pad was needed! I was astonished that full bladder control was regained immediately - a testament to Mr Laniado's skill as a surgeon. Four weeks on from the surgery now and I am swimming regularly and about to start playing hockey again - more than I could possibly have hoped for before the surgery.
I have nothing but admiration for the way Mr Laniado has treated both myself and my wife. He has a very caring and empathetic manner, not rushing you into any decisions, and explaining everything with complete clarity. I have no surgical knowledge but the fact that after a radical prostatectomy I have had absolutely no urinary incontinence, suggest to me that he is an outstanding surgeon. I could not be happier that I chose him as my consultant.
i have found Mr Laniado very easy to understand and would have complete confidence in his advice. His surgical skills would seem to be excellent since I underwent a number of procedures and in all cases the after effects were as expected or better than expected. I would have no hesitation in recommending him in matters where he is a specialist.
Mr Marc Lianiado is a good communicator and makes one feel at ease; in particular the very first time when I met him. He provided me with enough literature explaining the options available for treatment of prostate cancer. I remember his first and best expression: "Prostate cancer is curable."
During the period from biopsy to 3 months after my prostatectomy my PSA went down from over 5 to "Undetectable" and that indicates to me that "Team Marc Laniado in RBH" is pure excellence and wins over alternative options!
I am a 75 year old; I never knew how cancer felt or would feel; I felt no pain of the operation and felt no effects afterwards; I was lucky to have been treated by such an excellent team.
I am delighted to have been directed to Mr Laniado whilst having knee replacement surgery, Mr Laniados kindness, consideration, professionalism and expertise have given me a knew lease of life having lived with an enlarged prostate for some years.
After. Mr Laniado performed HOLAP surgery I am thrilled to be able to have an unbroken nights sleep and normal bladder function once again .
I have the highest regard for Mr Laniado to whom I was referred for a template biopsy of the prostate. I felt totally safe under his care, before, during and after my procedure. His communication skills, and those of his team, are first rate. He was informative both in writing, on the phone, and face to face, but understood that whilst I did not want to know too much about the proceedings but wife did. He is intuitive and recognises that different people require different amounts of information. He is superbly professional in his approach, but also caring, empathetic and compassionate. His reassurance helped me to cope emotionally with the difficult experience surrounding the diagnosis of possible prostate cancer.
I would not hesitate in recommending him to other patients facing a similar scenario. I have given his details to all my male friends in case they should need help in the future.
From my 1st consultation to my Holep procedure 11 days later Marc’s expertise and communication skills were second to none. His response times to any queries I had were very quick. His bedside manner is the absolute correct blend of matter of factness whilst also understanding my concerns and emotions at the prospect of surgery.
I cannot recommend him highly enough. Superb
My initial consultation with Mr Marc Laniado, Consultant Urological Surgeon, left me in no doubt about his professionalism relating to his specialist field of medicine, the diagnostics and treatment for prostate cancer. His patient communication skills are excellent. He explained everything in detail and made sure that I fully understood at all times what was being offered in the way of diagnostic procedures and treatments, and why I should consider my options as they became available to me. He is 100% with his patients from the diagnostic stage through to the treatment and aftercare. Mr Laniado is focused on the wellbeing of his patients. He is an expert in diagnosing and treating prostate cancer. He is actively researching new surgical procedures to minimise the impact of prostate surgery. I had the good fortune to be seen by Mr Laniado as under his care I benefited by being swiftly diagnosed and treated for significant prostate cancer. I cannot recommend him highly enough to anyone who has urological symptoms.
I can add very little to the glowing reviews seen on this page. I agree with them all wholeheartedly. From my 1st consultation to my Holep procedure 11 days later
Marc’s expertise and communication skills were second to none. It seems obvious to say but I felt ‘’cared’’ for, his bedside manner is the absolute correct blend of matter of factness
and of understanding patient concerns and emotion when facing the prospect of surgery. For my money he is the Roger Federer of Urologists. Supreme.
After having had a recent Retzius-sparing prostatectomy performed by Mr Marc Laniado (and his team) as the last process of a three year journey (having started off with the active surveillance program) I cannot recommend highly enough his knowledge, advice , support and professionalism. I have the greatest respect for people of this calibre who have dedicated their working life to helping others.
With regard to the lead up to the operation and the subsequent aftercare, I felt fully informed and calm throughout and was cared for extremely well by the team he has supporting him.
It is difficult to express my gratitude and admiration in such a few words but believe me, Marc is a great man to know and an even better surgeon.
Mr Laniado had an extremely good manner and explains things very well. He was abe to diagnose my problem very quickly and went about dealing with it. What I found particularly helpful was the ability to contact him at all hours by e mail and his response time was excellent. The results of my surgery are excellent and I couldn't have wished for a better consultant. I would recommend Mr Laniado without the slightest hesitation.
In September, 2013, I underwent a radical prostatectomy in Wexham Hospital and Mr Marc Laniado was the surgeon who performed the procedure on me. I would like to put on record my sincere gratitude for the care that I received from Mr Laniado throughout the whole experience. The sheer professionalism and outstanding surgical skills combined with the terrific 'soft skills' that set the dedicated medical professional right at the top of his profession are the reasons, I can say without exaggeration, I am alive today.
From the first time I met Marc he me with confidence in his professional capacity. Although the news he had to give me was not so good, he gave me a lot of confidence and reassurance. I still see him on a regular basis for additional treatment and he and I are very pleased with the excellent progress made in five months.
I can highly recommend Marc as a person who combines professional expertise with a definite human understanding of any problems his patients may be facing.
It is some ten days since the procedure and now it has settled down, the improvement is remarkable. For the first time in many years I am able to pass urine unimpeded and completely empty my bladder with good flow. Additionally, I no longer need to get up two or three times during the night. Equally, my overall feeling of well being has also improved. Grateful thanks to Mr Laniado and his team at the Princess Margaret Hospital for their help and support. First rate.
Dr. Laniado has treated my associates and I who are comparable in age to me for the past 10 years. His approach to patient treatment is reassuring and understanding.
I myself have on a number of occasions became incontinent, it’s frightening and worrisome but with Dr. Laniado’s assurances I have persevered and regained the assurance that there are doctors who can calm you and bring you through circumstances that are frightening for the non-professional and that these medical issues are resolvable and/or controllable.
Thank you Dr. Laniado for being there.
I feel very fortunate that Marc has been there to help me with the various medical problems (prostate-related) that I have had. He takes the time to explain things very clearly and is more than happy to answer the many questions that I have. His care and concern have been top rate and he has gone out of his way to help me, sometimes at very short notice. A true caring professional.
On the basis of my expeience being helped by Mr Laniado, I would say that he has some very strong strengths, namely:
• excellent professional knowledge of both existing and developing treatments of urological and other areas of medicine
• very good communication skills, with an ability to explain difficult issues clearly
• strong empathy with patients, understanding their needs and encouraging patients to express their own opinions and feelings about ways forward.
In more simple terms, he will find out what's wrong, suggest the best thing to do and then discuss it with you. His professional knowledge and understanding will play a major part in the advice he gives.
In my experience Marc Laniado is right at the forefront of the urological profession with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating Prostate Cancer. I am lucky that I was referred to him as he recommended the best multi parametric MRI testing some years before this was generally recognised to be the best procedure prior to biopsies. With the benefit of that he used the MRI guided trans perineal biopsy technique which is recognised to have the best outcomes both in terms of diagnosis and in terms of minimising infection and side-effects, I had no side effects and recovered very swiftly. I have since heard that Marc is considered one of the best at this biopsy technique from another respected urological surgeon. Marc has always given me good advice and treatment which I very much value.
Mr Laniado is the consummate professional. He has a very friendly manner and explains things well. He is also willing to communicate via e mail and dealt with all of my questions very promptly indeed. In addition to this he is obviously a wonderful surgeon if the results of my operation are anything to go by. I regard myself very lucky to have found such a professional practitioner- I don't think I could have found a better one.
Mr. Laniado performed a robotic prostatectomy in January and now 12 weeks post operation the results are more than I could have wished for, I found Marc excellent with his care and support with a very personal approach that helped enormously at what was a difficult time. His office staff were also brilliant.
Mr Laniado has been first class with his advice pre op and post op after discovering I had prostate cancer. Following his advice has helped me to return to a normal life. He has been reassuring through out my journey and has have great personality.
Hi, I was diagnosed with suspected prostate cancer in January 2014, aged 59. It was confirmed after having a series of scans and a biopsy in May. After a consultation with Marc Laniado, I decided to have my prostate removed, obviously I felt nervous, but there was no need, the operation was carried out in June robotically, everything went well, I felt no pain, the medical staff were very considerate and I returned to work six weeks later two years on I have no problems.
Mr Laniado is a very skilful and reassuring surgeon to whom I and my family will be forever grateful.
After going into complete and total water retention I was fortunately directed to Marc Laniado who quickly diagnosed that I actually had an enormous prostrate caused by BPH.
As I come from a very sporting background it has been my misfortune over the years to meet many consultants for many various injuries and conditions of all kinds. But I found Marc Laniado to be absolutely head and shoulders above every other Consultant I've ever met before.
Quite apart from being a brilliant surgeon who uses all of the latest techniques ,he is by far the most caring ,patient, understanding and accommodating doctor I have ever dealt with.
On more than one occasion having being woken from his sleep at 2 o'clock in the morning he was with me within half an hour sorting out my discomfort. On top of which for the frequent attention that I needed, he was always there for me every second . Nothing was too much trouble for him and he was so kind, and skillful and helpful in every way. Also the after Care he provides is equally as exceptional, and he always responds quickly to emails and telephone calls and texts. He is always contactable, always so efficient , understanding, and caring and helpful .
I'm sure you've probably got the picture by now just how high my regard is for Mr. Laniado, and I would say to anybody that reads this ..if you ever need a Urologist for anything, look no further than this man as you will not find any better man anywhere in my opinion. He is a Doctor who has great skills, modern thinking, and highly experienced in all modern procedures and gives totally unbelievable care to his patients from start to finish . And guess what.. on top of all of that he is also a really really nice guy and you will not do better believe me.
Should anybody want any further substantiation of what I said please feel free to contact me on ahiggins111@ yahoo.com and I would be happy to tell you in person just why I hold Marc Laniado in such huge high regard.
He is very professional and very caring. I have been very satisfied with the treatment that I received and I have no hesitation in recommending him.
A selling point for Marc when I was selecting a private urologist for my sudden LUTS symptoms, was that he can do the HOLEP type re-bore of a prostate (which I believed from my reading, would be ideal for my poor flow and frequency issues - and it was); the samples removed through HOLEP can be also be tested for cancer, unlike the NHS's greenlight laser re-bore operation, where no intact tissue is removed. The only other uro' in the South East I could find not too far from London who does HOLEP, was Ben Challacombe, who cites a typical total HOLEP cost of £6k to £7k on his website (if insured, Ben warns on the web that patients are likely to up paying a surplus as the bill exceeds insurance limits). Marc fell within my insurer's limits so I'd nothing to pay, he has done a fair number of holep operations, and Windsor was a convenient site for my wife to drive me home from after the op (she won't drive in Central London at all), so after consultations, tests, cystoscopy and a prostate biopsy, all of which went well, I entrusted him with the Holep. He is willing to share data, scans,test results and even links to a video of your operation by email so you have it on file for the future. He also sent letters at key points to my GP, copied also to me, informing her of the diagnosis and treatment. I don't think any man goes to a urologist other than reluctantly because circumstances force him to, but with Mr Laniado it was probably as easy as it can be.
from the time Marc told me I had prostrate cancer, in a very caring manner, to the day the op was done, my worries were but at bay, especially when Marc emailed me with the negative , prostrate and negative in the lymph nodes. , also told me he had nerve spared where feasible . The next sate was when the caffeta was removed , and no worries on holding and doing urine. A statement to his professional skil and dedication he has. I would highly recommend Marc for anyone who has the problem I faced. Truly very happy with the outcome.
I've been treated (Brachytherapy) by Marc and his team for early stage prostrate cancer. Marc has been professional, competent, polite and caring. He explained my position and options clearly and this allowed me to make an informed decision regarding treatment. I've been impressed with Marc and am very grateful for his excellent service throughout.