Mr Ben Challacombe

Mr Ben Challacombe

BSc MS, FRCS (Urol)


Recommended by 5 specialists
24 years of experience
12 years as a specialist

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“Outstanding, Professional in every way , but with a manner that he genuinely understands your concerns and conveys what it happening in a Calm / Clear manner. From many years of experience i can only highly recommend him. “
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  • General Urology
  • Urological Oncology
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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: £200

    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    2,785 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    2,377 reviews


    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)


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

    • Prostate Cancer
    • Urological Cancers
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    BSc Master of Surgery (MS)

    Certificate of Medical Education

    FRCS (Urol)

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