Mr Andrew Ballaro

Mr Andrew Ballaro

MBBS BSc(Hons) MSc MD FRCS(Urol)

Urology

26 years of experience
12 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

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4.89
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“Quick diagnosis and reassuring!“
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Subspecialties

  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement
  • General Urology
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male and Female Incontinence
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Urological Oncology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4027768
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £220

    Follow-up appointment: £160

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    204 reviews

    About

    Mr Andrew Ballaro is a senior Consultant Urological Surgeon providing a comprehensive urological service in North London and Essex. He is highly experienced in all general urological problems and has a major subspecialist surgical interest in surgery for kidney stones and the enlarged prostate. His main private practice is based at St John and St Elizabeth Hospital in St Johns Wood and Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood.

    Mr Ballaro has been a full time NHS and Private Consultant for over 10 years and is the leading specialist for kidney stone surgery at his large London NHS Trust. He consistently publishes some of the best surgical outcomes for complex stone removal operations nationally and provides a high quality comprehensive stone service. He also specialises in prostate disease and offers a choice of procedures for benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) tailored to the patients requirements including TURP, laser prostatectomy (HOLEP) for large prostates and minimally invasive REZUM steam therapy. He is also an expert in MRI-fusion template prostate biopsy for raised PSA and prostate cancer diagnosis.

    Mr Ballaro is approved by all major insurance companies and is supported by a professional practice management team on tel: 0207 042 1790. He provides easy access to results and offers free post-consultation advice for additional questions.

    In terms of training Mr Ballaro qualified from The Royal Free Hospital Medical School, London and after being awarded both a Masters degree in Urology and an MD in Clinical Sciences from The Institute of Urology at University College London, he completed higher urological training on the North London Training Scheme. He received further advanced training in complex stone surgery from internationally recognised experts. He has been awarded a number of prestigious research fellowships and a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

    In addition to his clinical interests, Mr Ballaro has a research interest in urological stent design, minimally invasive surgical techniques and the basic science of bladder dysfunction on which he has over fifty publications. He trains Urologists at all levels, lectures widely and is co-author of the latest edition of the standard medical student textbook ‘Lecture notes in Urology’.

    Telephone and Zoom video consultations available- please email or tel: 0207 042 1790.

    Additional patient reviews at: https://www.iwantgreatcare.org/doctors/mr-andrew-ballaro.

    Direct email for queries: andrew.ballaro@privatepractice.healthcare

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    Medical procedures

    • Laser surgery for kidney stones
    • Supine Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)
    • Lithotripsy (ESWL) for stones
    • REZUM therapy for prostate problems
    • Holmium Laser Prostatectomy (HoLEP)
    • Endourology (minimally invasive surgery)
    • PSA, Prostate surgery and MRI template prostate biopsy
    • All circumcision
    • Scrotal surgery
    • Bladder surgery
    • Prostatitis
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    Special interests

    • Kidney stones
    • Stent problems
    • Urine infections
    • Blood in the urine
    • Benign prostate disease
    • Testicular pain
    • Incontinence
    • Overactive bladder
    • Urinary symptoms
    • Foreskin problems
    • Testicular swellings
    • Prostate symptoms
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    Education

    BSc(Hons) UCL 1989

    MBBS Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine 1993

    FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1999

    MSc(Urol) UCL 2001

    MD UCL 2005

    FRCS(Urol) Intercollegiate 2006

    North London Higher Urological Training Scheme London Deanery 2006

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    Quick diagnosis and reassuring!
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    very good doctor
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    Professional, informative, sensitive and knowledgeable.
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    I am very glad for the day I first contacted Andrew Ballaro. My original urologist retired last year and I am afraid I found his nominated successor to be an absolute disaster at people-skills. In search of a replacement, I literally.picked Mr. Ballaro's name off a list of urologists at my local private hospital and arranged a date, to find I had struck gold! I cannot recommend him highly enough to any one requiring his services.
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    I went to see Mr Ballaro for kidney stones, once he made all the necessary checks, he found a stone in my ureter near my bladder, and agreed to operate as soon as the next day which was outstanding, (because I was going away on holiday.) he made me feel very comfortable. Post-op I experienced some discomfort, so called the hospital and Mr Ballaro called me back as soon as he could, which was very comforting. I would highly recommend him.
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    I have been under the care of this exceptional Consultant Urologist for the last few months.His immediate and reassuring treatment and diagnosis of my medical problems "down below" put me at complete ease.Surgery (Turp) a few weeks later has produced for me fantastic and life-changing results due no doubt to his highly experienced surgical skills.He is also a really nice man to deal with who explains everything clearly and in easily understandable terms.Without hesitation I recommend Andrew for any urological concerns ,problems or surgery.
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    I have been treated by Mr. Ballero for the past 6 years. He is an extremely competent, kind, helpful, and friendly and caring person. He is very professional in his manner and I cannot speak too highly of him and of the treatment that he has afforded me. I have no hesitation in recommending his services.
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    Recently had a large kidney stone removed by Mr Ballaro. Had a very smooth and calm experience, no pain, minimal discomfort, first class result (procedure actually sorted out an abdominal pain that had been investigated by a various consultants) and excellent follow up, right up to discharge. I could not be more satisfied with the treatment, from initial consultation to final discharge.
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    Mr Ballaro removed a stubborn Kidney stone for me early February 2017. I found him most helpful, informative and attentive. The Operation was quick, smooth and I was amazed at the recovery time. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Ballaro or to seek his help again. Alan Mower
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    I would recommend Mr. Andrew Ballaro without hesitation. His diagnoses and very clear explanations of available treatment, delivered in a calm, reassuring and professional manner, helped me through a very serious illness. I can't thank him enough!
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    I was recently referred to Mr Ballaro following a high PSA level reading. He acted quickly in his diagnosis and carried out various tests including further blood tests, MRI scan and a biopsy. The biopsy was executed with great care and precision. On discussing the results of the biopsy his recommendation led us to another excellent surgeon at The Royal Marsden. Overall I was very pleased with the service and guidance I received whilst under Mr Ballaro's care.
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    I met Mr Ballaro the day after telephoning to make an appointment. After a couple of weeks of tests I had an operation to remove cancerous tumours from my bladder. Mr Ballaro I have no doubt has saved my life and from the bottom of my heart I cannot thank him enough. From the moment I met him I had complete confidence in his ability. He is extremely professional, has an amazing talent and I had complete faith in him. I cannot fault my experience in any way and am so pleased to have found this exceptional man.
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    Hi i had urinal infection and request urination very often say in an hour some 2 to 3 time and our visited GP surgery fro 2-3 years but no change in my problem. i managed to get an appointment with Mr.Andrew Ballaro first time he diagnosed exact problem and prescribed medicines since that i am very happy and i am able to visit places without any problem and my problem is settling, further his after care is excellent and we are very happy .
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    ***** Mr Ballero has treated me for prostrate problems for a number of years, I am satisfied with the level of treatment and advice given. He has a friendly and formative style
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