Mr Tev Aho

Mr Tev Aho

BHB, MBChB, FRACS (Urol), FRCS(Eng)

Urology

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6 specialists

26 years of experience
16 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

Overall

4.97

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“I know having to live with a catheter is not life-threatening but it is life changing. Mr Tev Aho changed that for me I do concur with the other patients comments re operation etc and I would like to ADD I am more than willing to talk to any potential patient in the UK/World who would just like to discuss my experience.(I did notice a chap from USA had come across for the operation) I know when I was considering ankle replacements I asked the surgeon if I could talk to people who had had the operation. I found that discussion did help me make my decision on what to do ( PS I still have not had them done.) Having checked with Mr Aho and Katie his secretary, they are comfortable with me talking to people about MY experiences. If you want to discuss text my mobile 07399111222 with “HoLEP experience.” and I will call you back as soon as I can. Straight after the operation, I passed urine straight away and the flow was the best it’s been in at least the last 10 years. However, not in the class of another patient‘s comments about weeing over a five bar gate and hitting a mushroom on the other side! BUT Mr Tev Aho said it will be and I believe him. I really cannot express in words the gratitude I feel towards Mr Tev Aho/Team. In addition,the after care in hospital was excellent. I have got my life style back and it’s all down to Mr Tev Aho. I will for ever be indebted to him. Tev, when it comes to lasers, may the force be with you! “
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Subspecialties

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

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6076364
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £300

    Follow-up appointment: £250

    Practices worked at

    The Princess Grace Hospital

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

    About

    Tev Aho is a Consultant Urologist who has a specialist interest in treating men with bothersome urinary symptoms and with urinary retention due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). He is the most experienced Holmium Laser Enucleation Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) surgeon in the UK, having performed more than 2,200 procedures. He is frequently invited to lecture on HoLEP in the UK and abroad, and has convened an annual HoLEP course at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge since 2005. He has demonstrated live laser prostate surgery (including the world’s first thulium laser enucleation of the prostate) to his peers on more than 30 occasions at conferences throughout the world and has published extensively on HoLEP in the urological literature. 

    Tev is also experienced in performing the Urolift, Rezum and Aquablation procedures which are other options for treating BPH. He enjoys helping men to think about what is important to them when considering treatment to improve quality of life by relieving catheter-dependent urinary retention or bothersome urinary symptoms. Once treatment priorities have been identified Tev takes the time necesaary to discuss what the most appropriate treatment option is depending on each individual's situation. In this way, he offers a comprehensive and truly bespoke service for men with urination issues.

    Tev has been offering Urolift since 2015. With his own experience of treating men with Urolift and his background of extensive HoLEP experience, which includes doing HoLEP for men who have not had good outcomes from Urolift due to incorrect Urolift placement or their prostate not being the ideal size and/or shape for Urolift, Tev can advise on whether Urolift is likely to be effective for you or not.

    Tev was one of the first 3 UK urologists to perform Aquablation in 2017 and was part of the first multinational group to investigate aquablation by participating in the widely published WATER Study. 

    Tev performed the first NHS Rezum procedures in Cambridgeshire in 2020 and is pleased to offer this novel treatment to men as a day-stay procedure both privately and in the NHS.

    Tev moved from New Zealand to the UK to be the Clinical Fellow in Uro-oncology at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2003 and was appointed as a Consultant Urological Surgeon there the following year.

    Tev has been involved in HoLEP research from its earliest days. During his training in NZ, he spent a year learning HoLEP from the urologists who invented it, eventually introducing it at CUH in 2004 where it rapidly became, and remains, the treatment of choice for the majority of men seeking a surgical treatment for urinary symptoms or retention. CUH was one of the first centres in the UK to offer HoLEP.

    Tev is committed to surgical training and was the founding President of the UK Holmium User Group (HUG). He designed and implemented the national HUG Training Programme for HoLEP (a model which is now used internationally) and has mentored many surgeons in HoLEP. He was the Urology Training Programme Director in the East of England for 5 years until 2014 and was then on the Urology Specialist Advisory Committee which is responsible for urological training in the UK for another 5 years.

    His other specialist interest is the surgical treatment of kidney cancer, and he is one of the highest volume kidney surgeons in the UK, offering both laparoscopic and open kidney surgery. He also performs laparoscopic pyeloplasty for PUJ obstruction.

    Ouside of work and family Tev's interests include: Running marathons (Aiming to complete the 6 World Marathon Majors: London, Berlin, Chicago and New York completed to date), music and musicals (very eclectic tastes), attending music festivals and the Theatre, eating good food, drinking good wine and whiskey and enjoying good company.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Surgical treatment of kidney cancer
    • Rezum
    • Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)
    • Urolift
    • Laparoscopic nephrectomy
    • Circumcision
    • Cystoscopy and bladder stone removal
    • PSA
    • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
    • Male lower urinary tract symptoms
    • Prostate cancer
    • Kidney cancer
    • Haematuria
    • Urinary Tract Infection
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    Medical procedures

    • Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    • Circumcision
    • PSA
    • Prostate Cancer
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    Special interests

    • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    • Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    • Urological Cancers
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    Education

    Qualifications

    FRACS (Urol) Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2003

    FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2012

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    37/39
    Benign Prostatic Enlargement
    8/39
    Urology
    7/39
    Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    5/39
    Bladder Pain
    1/39
    Urolift
    1/39
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    I know having to live with a catheter is not life-threatening but it is life changing. Mr Tev Aho changed that for me I do concur with the other patients comments re operation etc and I would like to ADD I am more than willing to talk to any potential patient in the UK/World who would just like to discuss my experience.(I did notice a chap from USA had come across for the operation) I know when I was considering ankle replacements I asked the surgeon if I could talk to people who had had the operation. I found that discussion did help me make my decision on what to do ( PS I still have not had them done.) Having checked with Mr Aho and Katie his secretary, they are comfortable with me talking to people about MY experiences. If you want to discuss text my mobile 07399111222 with “HoLEP experience.” and I will call you back as soon as I can. Straight after the operation, I passed urine straight away and the flow was the best it’s been in at least the last 10 years. However, not in the class of another patient‘s comments about weeing over a five bar gate and hitting a mushroom on the other side! BUT Mr Tev Aho said it will be and I believe him. I really cannot express in words the gratitude I feel towards Mr Tev Aho/Team. In addition,the after care in hospital was excellent. I have got my life style back and it’s all down to Mr Tev Aho. I will for ever be indebted to him. Tev, when it comes to lasers, may the force be with you!
    Read more
    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    This was my first major operation at 74 years of age. I had a catheter fitted for 5 months which made my life miserable. Mr Aho carried out HoLEP surgery on a Wednesday morning, I was home on Thursday afternoon catheter free. The totally amazing thing is I have no pain whatsoever. The surgery could not have gone any better. Any concerns I had about this surgery were totally unfounded. My consultant in Nottingham recommended Mr Aho for the operation because the size of my prostate meant conventional surgery was not an option. All I can say is if you are considering having this surgery you could have no better man carry it for you than Mr Aho. My life is back to normal and I cannot thank him enough.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    I initially had a telephone consultation with Mr Aho, he immediately gave me confidence he was the right person and put me at my ease. When I met him on the day of the operation he again explained the procedure and likely recovery experience. He then took the trouble to see me at the end of the day to tell me how the operation had gone, he then returned the next morning to see how I had progressed overnight, and then again later to check I had progressed sufficiently to be discharged. He also told me to contact him should any issues arise, which I had cause to do about 5 days later and received a very prompt reply which again put me at ease. I would definitely recommend Mr Aho to anyone with the same issue.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    An excellent consultant and surgeon No complaints
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    Extremely professional and helpful
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    Very impressive Explained everything and gave me lots of time
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    He was most kind and ensured that I understood all aspects of my treatment. Nothing was too much trouble and I never felt rushed. As a result I had complete confidence in his treatment and planned follow up.
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    My experience of Mr Aho was excellent from start to finish. He explained to me in detail the procedure beforehand, and sent very useful reading material too. He was similarly helpful and informative immediately before and after the operation, and at all times I knew I was in very good hands. He was also very responsive to any questions I had on other occasions. Before and after the operation I emailed him with additional questions, and his response was rapid, friendly and helpful - and he was at pains to stress he was always available to answer such questions. My operation was carried out amid the Covid-19 lockdown, so many of our dealings were on the phone or by email, but that took away nothing from the level of care and understanding from Mr Aho. I think all this adds up to remarkable service, and I'm also delighted to say the operation was a complete success. I would wholeheartedly recommend Mr Aho to anyone, without a moment's hesitation.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    Really happy with the whole experience and outcome. So well explained I felt confident and relaxed
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    Mr Aho was an excellent Dr very approachable attentive and gave me confidence in the operation he performed.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 6 doctors for:
    6

    Urology

    Mr Faiz Mumtaz
    Mr Faiz Mumtaz
    Urology

    21-01-2021

    Mr Aho is a very talented and experienced urological surgeon who is internationally recognised for his work on Holmium laser prostate surgery. Patients I have referred to him have had excellent outcome. He is very well liked by his colleagues and patients.

    For specialty: Urology
    For conditions: Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    For procedures: Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Hussain Alnajjar
    Mr Hussain Alnajjar
    Urology

    25-08-2020

    Mr Tev Aho is an internationally renowned HoLEP surgeon. Mr Aho was my previous mentor and I can confidently attest that he is the most skilled and prominent HoLEP expert/surgeon in the UK. Furthermore, he is a first class doctor and urologist who puts his patients and their safety first.

    For specialty: Urology
    For conditions: Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    For procedures: Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr A R Khan
    Mr A R Khan
    Paediatric (Pediatric) Surgery

    25-08-2020

    Excellent experience Urologist

    For specialty: Urology
    For conditions: Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    For procedures: Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Farooq Khan
    Mr Farooq Khan
    Urology

    25-08-2020

    I trained with Tev 'Aho when we were in Cambridge together and when I moved into my Consultant post our friendship continued. Tev 'Aho taught me the technique of Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate and with his help and support we have developed our service over the last 7 years and completed over 1100 cases, with great success. I continue to aspire to be able to operate like Tev 'Aho when it comes to HoLEP surgery and we have the opportunity, twice a year, where we meet and exchange tips & tricks as part of a National Masterclass we run together. Mr 'Aho is the best HoLEP surgeon I have seen anywhere and I would happily have my loved ones treated by his skill, expertise and down to earth bedside approach in all aspects of urology care. He is an excellent clinician and a super teacher.

    For specialty: Urology
    For conditions: Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    For procedures: Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    Connection: Is a colleague

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