Mr Simon Choong is an esteemed consultant urologist based in London. Mr Choong has a wide urological practice covering the treatment of kidney stones, urinary tract infections, acute renal colic, blood in the urine, benign prostate enlargement, and prostate cancer, and specialises in Super-mini percutaneous nephrolithotomy (SPNL). He privately practices at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth while his NHS base is University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he is the lead consultant of the European Board of Urology-accredited kidney stone unit.
Mr Choong is a respected medical professional with years of experience, including paediatric kidney stone surgery at the world-famous Great Ormond Street Hospital. Here, he is an honorary consultant urological surgeon. He is known for introducing and starting super-mini Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (SMP) operations for children in the UK, which has significantly reduced morbidity and length of stay for patients. The European Board of Urology
Mr Choong undertook his medical school and postgraduate urological training at University College Hospital, London. After completing two fellowships - a Hunterian Fellowship awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons and a BAUS/BJU International Travelling Fellowship - Mr Choong was appointed to lead the stone and endourology unit at University College London Hospitals in 2002. He continues to work at University College London Hospitals in addition to his private practice.
Outside his clinical practice, Mr Choong is heavily involved in research and teaching. He has secured over £350,000 of research grant funding to understand encrustation in urological devices with the aim of reducing complications associated with their use. As well as Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Urology, Mr Choong organises a number of courses and regularly carries out live surgery masterclasses across the country.
Nearly 80 of Mr Choong's research papers have been published in peer-reviewed journals. His other clinical research, such as review articles and book chapters, are also widely available. He is an active member of various professional organisations, including the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS), Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) and the General Medical Council (GMC), as well as the British Medical Association (BMA), European Association of Urology (EAU) and International Alliance of Urolithiasis (IAU).