Mr Marc Laniado

Mr Marc Laniado

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

Urology

Recommended by  
5 specialists

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

Overall Rating

Overall
4.99
Bedside Manner
4.95
Explanation
4.94

Top feedback

“I found Mr Laniado through The Focal Therapy Clinic having been diagnosed with prostate cancer in January. In my first meeting with him he explained all of the reasons as to why I needed to have a second biopsy, and explained all of the possible treatment options that were available to me. He was calm and empathetic when I told him of my concerns, and explained that he would present my case to a multi-disciplinary committee to see if the treatment I preferred would be the right treatment for me. He followed up promptly after every consultation with detailed notes of our discussions and the result from tests. He carried out HIFU therapy on me and was confident that he had done a good job in removing all of the cancer which was confirmed last week by the radiology report. I felt extremely comfortable and confident in placing my personal situation in his hands, and I would recommend him to anyone who find themselves in a similar situation to me. “
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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 Harley Street Clinic

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

    The Princess Grace Hospital

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

    The Wellington Hospital

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

    About

    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.

    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 Princess Grace Hospital and prostate cancer lead at Wexham Park Hospital (Frimley Health). He trains other surgeons in the robotic prostatectomy in the European School at Royal Berkshire Hospital. 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 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.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • 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)
    • 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.

    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

    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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    Medical procedures

    • Prostate Cancer
    • Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    • Focal Therapy (Prostate Cancer)
    • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
    • Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
    • PSA
    • Prostate Biopsy
    • Prostate Cancer Diagnostics
    • Prostatectomy (Radical)
    • Prostatectomy (Robotic)
    • Rezum
    • Robotic Surgery
    • Transrectal Ultrasound (TRUS)
    • UroLift
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Prostate Cancer
    • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    • Prostatitis (Prostate Swelling)
    • Urological Cancers
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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

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Prostate Cancer
    30/152
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    8/152
    Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
    8/152
    Robotic Surgery
    7/152
    Urology
    5/152
    Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    4/152
    High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
    4/152
    PSA
    3/152
    Acqua Ablation
    1/152
    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.
    1/152
    Benign Prostatic Enlargement
    1/152
    Bladder Cancer
    1/152
    Bladder Neck Incision
    1/152
    HoLEP
    1/152
    Holmium laser bladder neck incision
    1/152
    Prostate Biopsy
    1/152
    Prostate Cancer Diagnostics
    1/152
    Prostate biopsy
    1/152
    Prostatectomy (Robotic)
    1/152
    Retzius-sparing prostatectomy for prostate cancer
    1/152
    Retzius-sparing prostatectomy for prostate cancer.
    1/152
    Retzius-sparing radical prostatectomy
    1/152
    Urological Cancers
    1/152
    Urologists
    1/152
    bladder stones
    1/152
    prostatic urethral obstruction
    1/152
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
    I found Mr Laniado through The Focal Therapy Clinic having been diagnosed with prostate cancer in January. In my first meeting with him he explained all of the reasons as to why I needed to have a second biopsy, and explained all of the possible treatment options that were available to me. He was calm and empathetic when I told him of my concerns, and explained that he would present my case to a multi-disciplinary committee to see if the treatment I preferred would be the right treatment for me. He followed up promptly after every consultation with detailed notes of our discussions and the result from tests. He carried out HIFU therapy on me and was confident that he had done a good job in removing all of the cancer which was confirmed last week by the radiology report. I felt extremely comfortable and confident in placing my personal situation in his hands, and I would recommend him to anyone who find themselves in a similar situation to me.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (4/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
    Marc Laniado confirmed my condition following an increasing PSA count and a diagnosis from the NHS that I had prostate cancer. This was in March 2018. Marc recommended this be treated under HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) and the operation took place in April 2018. Following the operation I have had a PSA blood test every 4 months and my PSA count has never been above 1 . Today the reading is .647 and a physical inspection of my prostate shows that it has shrunk to normal size. I am extremely happy about the current situation and must say that Marc has done a superb job in curing a life threatening condition.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer Robotic Surgery Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
    I was seen by Mr Marc Laniado at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor. After a number of examinations and given my symptoms and blood test abnormalities, he recommended that the cancer in my prostate was best removed using the Retzius-sparing procedure. He provided good information on what that involved and the success rates, and gave me time to discuss with my wife. I considered this was the best option, so the procedure was carried out by him at the Princess Grace Hospital in Marylebone. The result was a complete success and I remain totally free of prostate cancer. His follow up care was excellent and help was provided to ensure I quickly regained my bladder control. I highly recommend Mr Marc Laniado to anyone who has a similar health problem.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer
    Following my initial diagnosis of Prostate cancer, I did some research into consultant Urologists specialising in this area. I discovered the importance of performing this sort of surgery on a regular basis, as surgeon skill and experience is crucial. I was fortunate to be referred to Marc Laniado who is one of the most experienced UK specialists in this field and uses the very latest diagnostic and robotic surgery technology. I can say without hesitation that from diagnosis through to treatment I was equally impressed and reassured by Marc’s skill, knowledge and experience and have very much valued his caring approach with my periodic follow up’s. I have no hesitation in recommending Marc Laniado to any man requiring his expertise in the field of Prostate Cancer.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy Prostate Cancer
    Being diagnosed with prostate cancer came as a shock and obviously a huge concern. Scores of questions arise, not least those around the severity and the prognosis, understanding what has happened, and what will happen. Fearing the worst and knowing very little creates huge anxieties. I can honestly say that I feel unbelievably fortunate and privileged to have been referred to Marc Laniado as my consultant. The most important factor is that he is dedicated to making prostate cancer a wholly-survivable disease, and accordingly has become a pioneer in his field, consistently pushing forward the boundaries of 'the possible' in his research and his treatment techniques. The accuracy of his analysis of my cancer and his calm yet sanguine assurance around the prognosis set the theme for what I was to expect over the next few weeks. At every step of the way, Marc was able to risk-assess, explain, support, convince and assure me about the potential outcome of the treatment he had proposed. He is also super-accessible, considering how busy he is: I had a question about something come to me late on a Sunday evening and so thought I'd text Marc while it was fresh in my mind - 10 minutes later he called me to talk it through. His devotion to improving the post-treatment (prostatectomy in my case) care and functional recovery is astonishing, and is what makes him stand out from most of his peers. His willingness to study and then put into practice new and more complex procedures, such as Retzius-sparing techniques which require a more difficult and precise access to the prostate, has resulted in a vastly-improved quality of life for many survivors of prostate cancer. I cannot speak highly enough for Marc. While as we know medical consultants need to be direct and factual about our conditions, Marc combines this with a wealth of experience, a dedication to the welfare (mental and physical) of his clients at all times, and a seriously impressive devotion to self-improvement and boundary-pushing. He made a hugely anxious period so much more manageable and bearable than I could have imagined upon diagnosis.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer
    1st Class very professional
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer
    I was diagnosed with prostate cancer just before Christmas and underwent an operation with Dr Laniado to remove the prostate in January. Dr Laniado and his team were informative, supportive and provided clarity at every stage of the process. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer
    Succesful!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer Robotic Surgery Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
    Marc is an exceptional surgeon who works with an outstanding specialist and nursing support team. He took time to establish, check and confirm his diagnosis, explain all of this clearly to me, review my treatment options, and tell me what I could realistically expect afterwards. He gave me advice about what I could do to help myself, linked me to information so I could better understand my condition, and was always patient about answering my questions. He brought clarity, hope and trust to one of the toughest times in my life.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy Prostatectomy (Robotic)
    Genius is a description that is greatly overused in modern society, but not where Marc is concerned. Aside from being a brilliant surgeon he’s also extraordinary hard working and diligent to a fault.
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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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