Mr Ben Challacombe

Mr Ben Challacombe

BSc MS, FRCS (Urol)

Urology

21 years of experience
11 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.93

Bedside Manner

4.86

Explanation

4.93

Top feedback

“Excellent and efficient exoerience“
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Subspecialties

  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement
  • Urological Oncology
  • General Urology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4542580
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £330

    Follow-up appointment: £160

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1543 reviews

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street, london, United Kingdom, W1G
    750 reviews

    About

    Ben is a consultant urological surgeon with a special interest in the minimally invasive treatments of prostatic diseases. He 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, where he was awarded the prestigious Rowan Nicks Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is currently the British Association of Urology (BAUS) Oncology Section Chairman and in 2019 will be awarded the BAUS Golden Cystoscope for contributions to British urology within 10 years of consultant appointment.

    He has learnt both laparoscopic and robotic surgical approaches and performed the first randomised trial of telerobotics between Guy’s and Johns Hopkins Hospitals, in 2002. This formed part of his Master of Surgery thesis on robotic surgery and telemedicine. Ben is associate editor of the BJUI, with over 230 peer-reviewed publications, 3 books, and 25 book chapters on minimally invasive and robotic urological techniques.

    He has performed over 1000 robotic radical prostatectomies and over 1100 robotic upper tract procedures including 560 robotic partial nephrectomies and also performs holmium laser prostatectomy (HoLEP) with an experience of over 900 cases. He has also helped to develop both 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 interests are in robotic surgery training, trans-perineal template biopsy techniques, active surveillance of low risk prostate cancer, sentinel node techniques and haptic probe development in robotic surgery.

    Ben is a Trustee of The Urology Foundation Charity, for whom he regularly lectures, and is fortunate to have a very supportive surgical wife and three energetic boys


    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)
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    Medical procedures

    • Robotic Surgery
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Prostatectomy (Robotic)
    • Robotic Nephrectomy (Partial)
    • Robotic Pyeloplasty
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    Special interests

    • Prostate Cancer
    • Urological Cancers
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    Education

    BSc MS

    FRCS (Urol)

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    Reviews

    4.91 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Benign Prostatic Enlargement
    7/28
    Robotic Surgery
    7/28
    Robotic Nephrectomy (Partial)
    3/28
    General Urology
    2/28
    Urology
    2/28
    Brachytherapy
    1/28
    Circumcision
    1/28
    PSA
    1/28
    Prostate Cancer
    1/28
    Testicular Lumps & Swellings
    1/28
    Treatment of BHP by HOLEP.
    1/28
    Urological Oncology
    1/28
    Video Consultation
    1/28
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Benign Prostatic Enlargement PSA
    Excellent and efficient exoerience
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Robotic Surgery General Urology Robotic Nephrectomy (Partial)
    Highly professional and very personable. Concise, efficient and clear in explaining my condition and potential treatment options.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Robotic Surgery
    With Ben We meet in person on the day of the biopsia and since then he has been very helpful explaining the process until the surgery came. Surgery was yesterday and today I’m going back home. Everything went well and I fill fine. Great work Ben and team. Thanks
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Robotic Nephrectomy (Partial)
    I believe that Mr Challacombe is one of the best surgeons in his field, especially with the 'robotic' type of surgery. He gave me full confidence in his ability to treat me to the best of his ability.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Urology
    Very professional, knowledgeable, and pleasant to deal with
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Benign Prostatic Enlargement
    See earlier comments
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Benign Prostatic Enlargement
    Great can do attitude from the off. Never missed a beat. Got it all together in 10days. What can I say. The maestro/magician. He got all the pre-op tests incl MRI together effortlessly and without fuss.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Robotic Nephrectomy (Partial)
    Very knowledgable within the field and put me at ease.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Robotic Surgery
    Mr Challacombe was excellent. He gave me complete confidence that I was in the safest of hands. He explained everything involved in my surgery in detail addressing any concerns that I had with clear explanation backed up by the relevant statistics.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Benign Prostatic Enlargement
    Very knowledgeable, considerate and friendly.
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