Mr Andrew Ballaro is a highly experienced NHS and private consultant urologist, specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of all urology problems, including kidney stones, blood in urine, urinary infections, prostatitis, prostate and bladder problems, and urological cancers. He has a particular interest in the comprehensive management of urinary stone disease and benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). He consistently publishes leading results for complex stone operations and offers all treatments including mini and ultra-mini PCNL for kidney stones. He also offers a choice of surgical procedures for benign prostatic disease including Holmium Laser prostatectomy (HOLEP) the new Rezum steam treatment and MRI targeted template prostate biopsy. He has a doctoral research degree in the overactive bladder and sees many patients with this condition. He holds clinics on Wednesdays and Fridays at The Wellington Hospital and The Hospital of St John and Elizabeth in North London and also consults at locations in Essex.
Mr Ballaro's extensive training began after graduating from The Royal Free Hospital Medical School in London, and undertaking his basic surgical training at Oxford. He was awarded a Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of London and went on to complete higher urological training on the North London Training Scheme. This was followed by advanced training in laparoscopy and complex stone surgery from national and international experts in his field.
Mr Ballaro has a strong interest in education, currently teaching trainees at the London Deanery across many levels, in addition to being awarded a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He holds a Masters degree in Urology and an MD in Clinical Sciences from the Institute of Urology and has published extensively on the subject of minimally invasive urological surgery. He is the co-author of the latest edition of the popular medical student textbook 'Lecture Notes in Urology'.