Ben Challacombe


26 years of experience
26 years of experience



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Mr Ben Challacombe is a Consultant Urological Surgeon with a special interest in treating minimally invasive prostatic diseases. He is based at The Shard, part of HCA Healthcare UK and at The Prostate Centre.

Mr Challacombe 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 in Australia, where he was awarded the prestigious Rowan Nicks Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He served as the British Association of Urology (BAUS) Oncology Section Chairman and in 2019 was awarded the BAUS Golden Cystoscope for contributions to British urology. Mr Challacombe is a lecturer at and Trustee of The Urology Foundation Charity.

Mr Challacombe performed the first randomised trial of telerobotics in 2002 as part of his Master of Surgery thesis on robotic surgery and telemedicine. He has performed over 1,200 robotic radical prostatectomies and over 1,100 robotic upper tract procedures including 750 robotic partial nephrectomies. His 1,300 cases in holmium laser prostatectomy (HoLEP) make him one of the most experienced consultants in this technique in the UK. He has also contributed to developing 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 focuses on robotic surgery training, trans-perineal template biopsy techniques, active surveillance of low risk prostate cancer, and the development of new robotic platforms in surgery. Mr Challacombe has been an associate editor of the BJUI, with over 230 peer-reviewed publications. He has also authored three books and 25 book chapters sharing his expertise in minimally invasive and robotic urological techniques.

Mr Challacombe does alternate clinics at The Prostate Centre and at HCA UK at The Shard on Thursdays.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Robotic Prostatectomy
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Robotic assisted Partial Nephrectomy
  • Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
  • Malignant and benign prostate disease
  • Robotic laparoscopic prostatectomy
  • Robotic partial nephrectomy
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Minimally invasive urological procedures
  • HoLEP (laser prostate surgery)


General Urology, Urological Oncology, Endourology

All procedures

  • Robotic Surgery
  • Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
  • Robotic Nephrectomy (Partial)
  • Prostatectomy (Robotic)
  • Circumcision
  • Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
  • PSA Testing
  • Robotic Pyeloplasty
  • Video Consultation
  • Aquablation Therapy
  • Bladder Neck Incision
  • Frenuloplasty (Penis)
  • Kidney Disorders (Laparoscopic Surgery)
  • MRI of Prostate
  • Nephrectomy (Partial)
  • Orchidectomy
  • Prostate Biopsy
  • Prostate Cancer Diagnostics
  • Prostatectomy (Radical)
  • Prostatectomy (TURP)
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Retroperitoneal Procedures
  • Robotic Nephrectomy
  • Robotic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Urological Surgery

All conditions

  • Prostate Cancer
  • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
  • Urological Cancers
  • Bladder Stones
  • Disorders of Prepuce
  • Elevated Prostate Specific Antigen
  • Epididymitis
  • Foreskin and Scrotal Conditions
  • Hydrocoele (Collection of Fluid around the Testicle)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney Cysts
  • Orchitis
  • Paraphimosis
  • Phimosis
  • Prostatitis (Prostate Swelling)
  • Renal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Pain
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)




BSc MS, FRCS (Urol)

Registered with

General Medical Council: 4542580


18 Devonshire Street, London, W1G 7AQ

  • Thursday:
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9BS

  • Thursday:
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Consultation Fees

New appointment: £350

Follow-up appointment: £250


Overall Rating

Overall rating

Overall experience

4.94 / 5

Personal care received

4.94 / 5

Explanation of care provided

4.97 / 5



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