Ballaro Andrew

Mr Andrew Ballaro

Consultant Urologist

BSc(Hons), MSc(urol), MD, FRCS(urol)

Specialty Urology

Special interests Minimally invasive urology and surgery, Laser and percutaneous surgery for urinary tract stones. Prevention of kidney stones. End


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    Mr Andrew Ballaro is Consultant Urological Surgeon at The Wellington Hospital and consults at both the Diagnostic Centre and the Platinum Medical Centre on Wednesdays, Fridays and by appointment. He specialises in the management of all general urological problems such as blood in the urine, urinary infections, prostate cancer diagnosis including prostate MRI and targeted biopsy, and bladder complaints. He has a major surgical interest in the management of kidney stones.

    Mr Ballaro has been a full time NHS Consultant Urological Surgeon for nearly 10 years and is the both the Consultant Lead for the urology service and stone surgery at BHRUT NHS Trust, which serves a large population in North East London and Essex. He was previously Consultant at the Royal Free Hospital. He performs over a hundred and fifty complex laser and keyhole operations to remove kidney stones per year, and in the National Surgical Outcomes Audit (NHS Choices website) is consistently one of the highest volume stone surgeons in southern England. This is reflected in his surgical outcomes which are some of the best in the country.

    In his practice at the Wellington Mr Ballaro provides a comprehensive urology service. The practice is approved by all major insurance companies and is supported by a highly professional practice management team, he is happy to provide results and post-consultation further medical advice by email and phone.

    In terms of training, 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 Science Research from The Institute of Urology at University College London, 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 is entered on the GMC Specialist Register.

    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 has received several prestigious research fellowships and was awarded a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2004 for his work on bladder dysfunction. He trains urologists at all levels, lectures on minimally invasive urological surgery and is co-author of the latest (7th) edition of the standard medical student textbook ‘Lecture notes in Urology'.

    Mr Ballaro lives close to the Wellington and his spare time is spent with his wife and three children.

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    Minimally invasive urology and surgery, Laser and percutaneous surgery for urinary tract stones. Prevention of kidney stones. End

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