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
4.96
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

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“Exceeded my expectations in every way“
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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
    619 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)
    26/28
    Benign Prostatic Enlargement
    8/28
    Urology
    7/28
    Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    5/28
    Bladder Pain
    1/28
    Urolift
    1/28
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    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    Exceeded my expectations in every way
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    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    Mr Aho was extremely helpful and clear in explaining the procedures and the implications for me with regard to my prostate/bladder operation. He was delightful and very friendly when I met him and my operation was a great success. I would thoroughly recommend him to others for similar operations. The follow up to my operation was also very clear an helpful.
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    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    I was absolutely delighted with the treatment I received.All stages of my treatment have been handled to the highest degree of excellence from my initial enquiry to post op consultancy.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    First class treatment, first class service at all times with first class outcome.
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    Overall
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    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    Mr Aho is clearly an exceptional surgeon at the top of his field. He possesses an easy nature, fully explains everything and answers all questions. Caring, sensitive and very approachable
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    Mr Aho not only provided technical excellence (the HoLEP procedure was a resounding success - which was the main thing), he did so with an exemplary bedside manner (he was approachable; his explanations of the before, during and after processes were very clear and easily understood; and he answered all questions in a friendly manner). I would give a 100% recommendation for Mr Aho to anyone who is considering having the HoLEP procedure.
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    A very caring considerate consultant with Cleary very experienced in his field
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    I found Mr Aho to be a charming gentleman who listens to his patients and conveys confidence and assurance My experience of HoLep laser surgery on my prostate, performed by Mr Aho, Was very positive and the op went was just as planned I spent just one night in hospital. There was some discomfort which gradually deminished over a period three months and by the fourth month I was pretty well mended and ‘ good as new ‘ It feels brilliant to be free of the BPH and not have to take medication any more I would without any hesitation recommend Mr Aho and the surgery he performed on me was more than excellent With much gratitude
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    Overall
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    My condition had been accurately measured at the time of my referral to Mr. Aho and a HOLEP operation was identified as being the most likely best remedial solution. The whole process was expertly handled. Mr Aho's explanations were clear and helpful from the outset and the operation was performed very successfully, with the absolute minimum of discomfort, resulting in a next day discharge from hospital. I remain extremely grateful to Mr. Aho for his kindness, expertise and follow up reassurance. I have no hesitation in recommending a consultation with Mr. Aho anyone with my former complaint who is contemplating a HOLEP operational solution.
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    Mr Tev Aho

    Many thanks for your kind comments. Very pleased you had a good experience with your HoLEP treatment and that you are satisfied with the outcome!

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    Explanation
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    I had never been admitted to hospital before or had an operation, but Mr.Aho immediately put my mind at rest. He is friendly and relaxed to deal with, extremely professional, and the operation achieved exactly what it was meant to do.
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    Mr Tev Aho

    Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was a privilege to be entrusted with performing your first operation and I'm delighted the outcome was as you expected.

    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 6 doctors for:
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    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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