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Mr Ben Challacombe

BSc, MBBS, MS, FRCS (Urol)

Consultant Urological Surgeon

Specialty
  • Urology, Urological cancer, Kidney cancer, Prostate cancer, Bladder cancer
Sub-Specialties
  • Urological cancers, Kidney cancer, Prostate cancer, Bladder cancer
Fixed Price Packages

Self-Pay options available: This consultant offers some treatments at a fixed price

About

  • Biography icon plus

    Mr Ben Challacombe is a consultant urological surgeon with a special interest in the minimally invasive treatments of prostatic diseases. He is the Guy’s & St Thomas’ MDM urological cancer and clinical robotics lead, a UK robotic surgery mentor and robotic fellowship director. He trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, The Royal Marsden Hospital and with Professor Tony Costello at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where he was awarded the prestigious Rowan Nicks Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

    He has learnt both laparoscopic and robotic surgical approaches and performed the first randomised trial of telerobotics between Guy’s and Johns Hopkins Hospitals, in 2002. This formed part of his Master of Surgery thesis on robotic surgery and telemedicine. Ben is associate editor of the BJUI, with over 230 peer-reviewed publications, 3 books, and 20 book chapters on minimally invasive and robotic urological techniques.

    He has performed over 900 robotic radical prostatectomies and over 1000 robotic upper tract procedures including 520 robotic partial nephrectomies (highest volume in the UK) and also performs holmium laser prostatectomy (HoLEP) within the Guy’s Urology Centre. He has also helped to develop both the robotic cystectomy and robotic partial nephrectomy programmes at Guy’s Hospital and is the highest volume surgeon for both robotic partial nephrectomy and upper tract robotics in the UK. His current research interests are in robotic surgery training, trans-perineal template biopsy techniques, active surveillance of low risk prostate cancer, sentinel node techniques and haptic probe development in robotic surgery.

    Ben is a Trustee of The Urology Foundation, for whom he regularly lectures, and is fortunate to have a very supportive surgeon wife and three energetic boys.

  • Clinical interests icon plus

    Malignant and benign prostate disease, robotic laparoscopic prostatectomy, and minimally invasive urological procedures, HoLEP

Practice locations

NHS base

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Consults at

Wednesday
PM
Thursday
PM
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