Mr Andrew Ballaro

Qualifications: MD FRCS(urol)

Expertise: All adult general urological problems, comprehensive management of stone and prostate disease including laser surgery and ESWL for complex stones and HoLEP for the enlarged prostate.

NHS: Barking Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust (honorary)

Adult/Paediatric: Adult


Mr Andrew Ballaro has been a full time London NHS and private Consultant Urological Surgeon for 15 years, and is highly experienced in the management of all general urological problems. He has specialist interests in:

  • Surgery for the benign enlarged prostate and urinary retention;
  • Comprehensive minimally invasive management of kidney stones; and
  • Prostate cancer diagnosis.

Mr Ballaro offers a choice of procedures for benign prostatic enlargement and urinary retention, including Holmium Laser Prostatectomy (HoLEP) and REZUM steam ablation therapy, along with the standard Transurethral prostate resection (TURP).

He tailors treatment to each patient’s requirements, and is an expert at laser surgery for very large prostates, with 98% of patients with catheters already passing urine well the day after surgery. He also runs a high-volume laser stone practice and consistently publishes some of the best surgical outcome data for complex stone removal in the UK.

Mr Ballaro also provides the Transperineal MRI fusion prostate biopsy technique for the most precise and minimally invasive diagnosis of prostate cancer, available for patients with raised PSA, as well as impartial advice and access to an expert tertiary referral base for prostate cancer treatment. He is also highly experienced in the management of prostatitis and pelvic pain syndromes and all general urological surgery.

Mr Ballaro trained in London centres of excellence and completed his research Doctorate at The Institute of Urology at UCL. He has published widely in the fields of minimally invasive surgery and bladder physiology, and is co-author of the latest edition of ‘Lecture Notes in Urology’ – the standard medical student textbook. He enjoys teaching London deanery trainee urologists at all levels.

He runs a highly regarded private practice with easy access to results and on-line further advice after consultation. As a result, he has been awarded numerous iwantgreatcare certificates of excellence based on verified patient reviews.


Secretary name: Daisy Penwarden

Telephone number: 0207 042 1790

Email address: [email protected]

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