Mr Marc Laniado

Mr Marc Laniado

MB BS BSc (Hons) MD FEBU FRCS (Urol)

Urology

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5 specialists

30 years of experience
18 years as a specialist
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.99
Bedside Manner
4.96
Explanation
4.95

Top feedback

“Very considerate of me, to put me at ease with the procedure he was carrying out on me. Excellent.“
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Subspecialties

  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement
  • Urological Oncology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3343931
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    258 reviews

    The Wellington Hospital

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

    About

    For face to face consultations in London or Windsor, video or phone consultations anywhere, please ring 0175 390 3660

    Mr Marc Laniado specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of men with prostate cancer and urinary symptoms due to an enlarged prostate (BPH). His aim is to return men to normal life quickly with the least side effects. Being a consultant since 2002 in the full-time direct clinical care of patients, without other distractions, he has great experience and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and urinary symptoms due to the prostate (BPH).

    Marc Laniado offers an individualised approach, tailoring the tests or treatments to the specific values of the man he sees.

    For men at risk of prostate cancer, he offers advanced tests:

    • SelectMDx and ExoDx urine test for prostate cancer
    • multiparametric MRI/PMSA PET/CT scan
    • MRI-targeted transperineal prostate biopsies under local (PrecisionPoint) or general anaesthesia (`MIMS Symphony software registration)

    For men, who need therapy for prostate cancer, Marc Laniado offers:

    • Prolaris:  a special way of analysing prostate biopsies to help avoid active treatment more safely
    • Focal therapy with HIFU when appropriate, as it preserves bladder control and erections.
    • Retzius-sparing prostatectomy; a special version of the robotic prostatectomy technique for the early recovery of bladder control and erections. To make as sure as possible cancer has been removed, the prostate is analysed in real-time, which is called NeuroSAFE, so that more tissue can be removed if necessary. To make the recovery more comfortable,  urine is drained though a suprapubic tube rather catheter in the penis. Marc Laniado does more than 100 cases a year.

    To help men have fewer side effects from radiotherapy, He does SpaceOAR/Barrigel insertions under local anaesthetic.

    For men with urinary symptoms due to BPH, Marc Laniado advises men on lifestyle changes and medications. Where these are unsuccessful, he performs day-case procedures that alleviate urinary symptoms without affecting ejaculation (UroLift, Rezum). Some men have unsuitable prostates and need a HoLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate) and Aquablation, which can also preserve erections and ejaculation.  These are performed as day-case sometimes or overnight stay).

    Marc Laniado trained in open prostatectomy started laparoscopic prostatectomies in 2006 and moved onto robotic prostatectomies in 2008/9. He switched from the anterior approach for robotic prostatectomy to the Retzius-sparing technique at the end of 2016. He does this for all patients, as it gives the quickest recovery of bladder control, especially when combined with full functional urethral length preservation, which is a surgical technique to preserve the sphincter (valve) muscle. Marc does nerve-sparing whenever possible and checks the surgical margins intraoperatively with frozen section to ensure the surgical margins are negative. This allows more nerve-sparing to be performed, and so more erections to be preserved. Marc does about 100 cases a year.

    Marc Laniado is the chairman of the prostate cancer multidisciplinary team at the HCA Wellington Hospital and prostate cancer lead at Wexham Park Hospital (Frimley Health). He trains other surgeons in the robotic prostatectomy. He has driven the development of multiparametric MRI and MRI-targeted fusion biopsies of the prostate to diagnose men accurately. He started MRI-targeted biopsies in 2012 and does over two hundred MRI-targeted fusion biopsies a year. He introduced Retzius sparing prostatectomy at the end of 2016 as his preserved surgical technique (100 cases a year). He is the primary investigator at Wexham Park for several prostate cancer clinical trials.

    By continually increasing his knowledge and awareness of developments in surgical treatments for urological conditions, he brings his expertise and experience to the patient by introducing them into his regular practice, ensuring that patients receive the very best care.

    After having graduated from Guy's and St Thomas' medical school, Mr Laniado studied on urological training schemes in London and spent a period at the Cleveland Clinic. He has since gained further recognition and awarded further qualifications and an award from The British Urological Foundation Fellowship, Gilbert Bursary and other awards.

    Mr Laniado grew up in North London and is married with two children. He enjoys windsurfing in Poole, tennis, running and walking his labradors in Windsor Great Park amongst other locations. 

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    Medical procedures

    PROSTATE SURGERY:

    Retzius-sparing prostatectomy (nerve-sparing with frozen section (NeuroSAFE) & suprapubic catheter)

    Focal therapy (HIFU) for prostate cancer: new treatment with fewer side-effects

    UroLift & Rezum (improved urinary symptoms, healthy sexual function) 
    Aquablation, Rezum, UroLift, iTind, HoLEP (en bloc technique, early apical sphincter release)

    MRI-targeted transperineal prostate biopsies using software registration for greatest accuracy

    SpaceOAR spacer between the rectum and prostate to reduce side effects of radiotherapy

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    Special interests

    Prostate enlargement using techniques for relief of urinary symptoms and preserving normal ejaculation and bladder control
    Prostate cancer treatments that maximise the chance of surviving prostate cancer, keeping bladder control, and preserving erections

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    Education

    American Urological Association

    British Association of Urological Surgeons

    European Association of Urology

    Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Group

    Fellow of the European Board of Urology, 2002

    MD (Prostate Cancer Research) 2001

    Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (Urology) 2000

    MB BS Guy's Hospital Medical School 1989

    BSc (Hons) Physiology 1986

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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Prostate Cancer
    18/138
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    8/138
    Robotic Surgery
    5/138
    Urology
    5/138
    Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
    4/138
    Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    3/138
    PSA
    3/138
    Before I met Marc I was admitted to A&E as retained urine hads backed up into my kidneys, extremely painful, dangerous as well and leading to an unpleasant period with a catheter.
    1/138
    Benign Prostatic Enlargement
    1/138
    Bladder Cancer
    1/138
    High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
    1/138
    HoLEP
    1/138
    Holmium laser bladder neck incision
    1/138
    Prostate Cancer Diagnostics
    1/138
    Prostate biopsy
    1/138
    Retzius-sparing prostatectomy for prostate cancer
    1/138
    Retzius-sparing prostatectomy for prostate cancer.
    1/138
    Retzius-sparing radical prostatectomy
    1/138
    Urological Cancers
    1/138
    Urologists
    1/138
    bladder stones
    1/138
    prostatic urethral obstruction
    1/138
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer
    Very considerate of me, to put me at ease with the procedure he was carrying out on me. Excellent.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer
    Exceptional surgeon providing latest operation techniques and supported me throughout.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
    I consider myself extremely fortunate meeting Mr Mac Laniado for treatment of my prostate cancer. He was very polite and helpful and explained to me in detail the advantages of HIFU procedure to treat prostate cancer. I received excellent advice and swift treatment form Mr Laniado and had no pain after the procedure and most importantly, my post HIFU MRI scan imaging showed that all the bad cells were killed off. I consider myself very lucky.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) Benign Prostate Hyperplasia Urologists
    I have received excellent treatment from Mr Laniado. He was most thorough and methodical, and combined this with an excellent bedside manner. He was always polite and helpful - taking time to explain the reasons for arranging various investigations. When the results were back, he ensured that I was told the results of all the tests. The significance of these was explained to me in detail and without any rush. I was given ample opportunity to ask any questions. All the options were then carefully explained to me in detail and I elected to have a HoLEP procedure on my prostate. I had no problems after the operation. The results of the surgery, and the aftercare, have been excellent. I am most grateful to have him as my Urologist and would have no hesitation in recommending him for his approachability, professionalism, and expertise.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer Diagnostics Urological Cancers
    I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Marc Laniado - his manner and approach combines professional thoroughness and clarity with excellent genuine, patient support.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) Benign Prostate Hyperplasia Urology
    Highly competent and professional Urology expert, with a highly effective support staff. Was able to identify the precise issue with an enlarged Prostate and was able to outline in detail the different options, and the reason for his recommended course of action. Given extensive and invaluable information to prepare for the procedure, and plan for the recovery. Had complete confidence with someone so obviously expert in the field (He was recommended by a retired Plastic Surgeon friend). Procedure was an en bloc HoLEP with early apical sphincter release and I was amazed to have absolutely no pain after the procedure or in the following weeks. Needed just two paracetamol in the first few hours and that was it. Really remarkable. Highly professional follow-up as you would expect and procedure realised all the expected benefits. Would recommend for anyone with a prostate condition similar to mine (140)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) Urology
    I had quite a decent experience with Mr. Laniado. I think his approach to diagnosis and getting details of symptoms was very well structured in the form of questionnaires. He was quick to prescribe relevant medication and those did help alleviate my symptoms. The surgical procedure went well and overnight stay in the hospital was comfortable even though one is never very comfortable coming out of a surgery. The post op instructions were detailed and follow up appointment was a pleasant experience. Overall, the politeness and helpfulness of all staff was very much appreciated and without that help, my day after the procedure would not have been very pleasant.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) Benign Prostatic Enlargement PSA
    I had a Holmium lazer procedure on the 28th November 2020, with Dr Laniado, for an enlarged prostate, 145cc on MRI scan. I spent one night in hospital, and had the caffiter removed the next day, and was immediately able to pass urine with remarkable improvement . I felt lucky and very comfortable that i was able to do this procedure with Dr Laniado, who has over ten years experience with this procedure. the only problems i had after the operation was a burning sensation when passing urine the first few weeks,with blood in the urine, which then stops. There are other less invasive procedures, Dr laniado does, for an enlarged prostate, but from my research the Holmium has very good results,and i had a very large prostate. I highly recommend this doctor if you are thinking of having a procedure for an enlarged prostate, or any other prostate concerns. my case was more difficult ,as i did a PSA blood test before and was 38/10.8, so we did a biopsy , and luckily no cancer was found. steve Miltiadous
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Retzius-sparing radical prostatectomy Prostate Cancer Robotic Surgery
    I was incredibly impressed with Mr Laniado, he immediately gave me reassurance that I was speaking to someone who really knew what he was talking about. He took time to explain the procedure and also what to expect afterwards. He advised me on preparing for the operation itself and was reassuring at hospital, before and after the procedure. He was also available to me promptly online when I had any questions. Considering what I was facing and how nervous I was initially, I would describe the experience with Mr Laniado as extremely positive.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium laser bladder neck incision Urology
    From the age of 35 or so, I suffered from a poor urinal flow. Marc diagnosed the cause as a tight bladder neck, and recommended a bladder neck incision operation once I had children, due to the potential for "dry orgasms". Marc performed the procedure a month ago and I'm pleased to say that it has been a success. I'm glad I had the operation, and I'm glad I selected Marc to carry it out. I would completely recommend Marc and his team.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer Robotic Surgery Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
    From the outset and throughout my treatment my experience of Marc Laniado has been one of excellence, professionalism, skill, knowledge, dedication and of a consultant willing to go the extra mile for his patient .
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy Robotic Surgery
    If you are trying to figure out who to chose to perform a prostatectomy, then I suggest you dont go further than Marc. From initial consultation to post surgery follow up I have been extremely well looked after and never once felt rushed or that I had anything less than Marc's full attention. Recovery has been far above my expectations and I experienced everything promised by the techniques he uses and the skill with which he employs them. I couldn't recommend him more !
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Retzius-sparing prostatectomy for prostate cancer
    Aged 65, I had a gradually rising PSA, followed by a Prostate biopsy confirming early cancer and wanted to explore HIFU as a treatment. My insurance company (AXA) referred me to Marc Laniado during COVID lock down. Marc arranged for a “high resolution” MRI at Medical Imaging London. A further biopsy confirmed that I was not suitable for HIFU as I had multiple cancer sites within the prostate and hence needed a whole prostate treatment. After discussions with Marc, a deal of reading and conversations with others who had undergone a range of different procedures, I opted for a Retzius-sparing robotic prostatectomy. The tummy tube was removed after 10 days and I was immediately back to full bladder control, absolutely no leakage as well as significantly improved urine flow. Its only 21 days since the procedure and other than I’m still wearing post operation compression socks (for another 7 days), you wouldn’t know I’d had an operation. I am incredibly thankful and of course very pleased. Marc is very personable at the same time as exuding confidence and competence. For me, this was exactly what I needed when making such an important decision on treatment path. He makes himself very available and consultations with him feel relaxed and non-time pressured, allowing even minor concerns to be properly discussed. He clearly enthuses about using the latest technology and techniques which gave me confidence that I was getting the absolute best possible up to date treatment. His team on the day of operation were all friendly and professional, keeping me fully informed and comfortable. One of the nurses told me that Marc was the medical staff/doctor’s choice for their urology issues, and I can completely see why. Without reservation, I highly recommend Mr Marc Laniado.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy Robotic Surgery
    Mr Marc Laniado treated me for prostate cancer this year and provided excellent care and expertise. He performed a successful Retzius-sparing prostatectomy for my prostate cancer in June, and I'm now in remission. Despite the challenging circumstance with COVID-19, Mr Laniado provided great support through all the different phases from diagnosis to post-surgery follow-up. Everything was clearly explained which was a great comfort to me. For me, the Retzius-sparing prostatectomy procedure was very successful with quick recovery, so is certainly highly recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer Robotic Surgery Prostate biopsy
    It's obvious a shock to get the news that you have cancer and at that point you enter a whole unknown world. Whilst I did a lot of my own reading around the subject I was provided with a lot of information and Marc was very good at putting things into perspective and suggesting a course of action that he felt would give the most positive outcome.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Retzius-sparing prostatectomy for prostate cancer.
    Excellent experience. I had Retzius-sparing prostatectomy for prostate cancer. Before my operation I had read up about the potential downsides of a prostatectomy - especially leakage! The whole procedures exceeded my expectation. I left the hospital after 36 hours and back on my feet after a few days. Back to normal (I mean 'normal') in 10 days! Based on my experience I would recommend Marc and this procedure to anybody considering it. The quiet confidence Marc brings to the whole process, his friendliness, openness and willingness to be there for my wife and myself was brilliant. Thank you.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Urology Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) prostatic urethral obstruction bladder stones
    I have found and started seeing Dr. Marc Laniado in May after complete urinal blockage and A&E catheterisation. He removed the catheter and have made very thorough exam of my conditions. From my first visit, Dr. Laniado has been very thorough, have done all possible tests including ultrasound scan done by himself. He explained to me all possible causes, ordered a CT scan to confirm the diagnose: bladder stones and prostatic urethral obstruction. He explained to me all the options along with all possible positive and negative effects and recommended laser surgery HOLEP to remove the 2 stones and the urethral obstruction. Note despite all this happening during the middle of Covid19 crisis he always has been very responsive and available to contact responding immediately to all my concerns. He managed to book and plan to me the HOLEP operation extremely fast and I have done the surgery in Princess Margaret hospital on 29 June. Bear in mind that I have got a second full urinal blockage 2 weeks before the surgery and Dr. Laniado responded immediately, helped me and has done catheterisation for me at Princess Margaret hospital by himself! He has been very supportive and I have to say the catheter which he has done was much softer type and I barely noticed it whilst wearing it for two weeks until the surgery date. The operation was successful and I'm back to normal after my HOLEP. I am very happy - I can pass urine fantastically and I don't get up at night at all. After the surgery, I have done two follow up check-ups with very thorough tests. I feel great now 21st Aug two months after the surgery my urine flow is like what has been 20 years ago and I feel great! I have to say that during this very hard time for me and my family Dr. Laniado has been great with me: not only a perfect professional and surgeon but very kind and supportive person! I haven't got enough words to say thank you to him and wish him well! Five stars can't even begin to describe how good is Dr. Laniado. Thank you again Marc!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    PSA
    I started seeing Dr. Laniado in December for a high PSA count. From the very first meeting, he thoroughly impressed me. He is meticulous, caring and a total master at this craft. He made sure all possible tests were completed to enable an accurate and timely assessment of the treatments possible, giving me all the options along with their positive and negative effects. He is committed to the highest degree of safety and well being of his patients and has a humble, professional and sympathetic manner. 'Five Stars' do not do him justice as he clearly is a most professional, knowledgeable, master surgeon and doctor. Today, less than 3 months later I am free of cancer, recovering at home and able to contact him if ever I am worried about anything. He responds immediately. Dr. Laniado, you are a lifesaver. My family and I are forever in your debt. God bless you!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    PSA Prostate Cancer
    I had the very good fortune to receive my consultation from Marc when faced with a high PSA & thus possible prostate cancer diagnosis. He was very approachable with a genuine warmth; he is relaxed & empathetic with that allusive ability to bring calm & lift your thoughts from a negative spiral. He offered me excellent counsel not only on my immediate health issue but also by suggesting how I could improve my overall health & wellbeing. He has proactively remained engaged ensuring any subsequent questions I have raised are fully answered. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Marc.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
    I have been absolutely delighted with my treatment, my operation has been a complete success and my life has returned to normal after only 6 weeks.I have actually not had any side effects regarding continence or any erectile issues post operation I couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 doctors for:
    5

    Urology

    Mr Mohammad Ali Omar
    Mr Mohammad Ali Omar
    Urology

    15-10-2020

    Mr Laniado is a highly respected Urological Surgeon with special interest in Prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to any patient needing investigations or treatment for prostate cancer

    For specialty: Urology
    For conditions: Prostate Cancer
    For procedures: Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Rajesh (Raj) Kucheria
    Mr Rajesh (Raj) Kucheria
    Urology

    12-08-2017

    Very diligent and careful clinician! Very good surgical skills.

    For specialty: Urology
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Simon Brewster
    Mr Simon Brewster
    Urology

    12-08-2017

    Marc Laniado is an excellent patient focused urologist of around 25 years experience in the field of prostate cancer and prostatic disease. He keeps up to date and is popular with his patients.

    For specialty: Urology
    Connection: We trained together
    Mr Jeremy Crew
    Mr Jeremy Crew
    Urology

    12-08-2017

    Excellent urologist who practices evidence based medicine.

    For specialty: Urology
    Connection: Is a colleague

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