Mr Tev Aho is a consultant urologist working in the NHS at the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust. He works pivately in Cambridge and at the Princess Grace Hospital in London. He specialises in treating male patients with urinary issues and retention due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). He also soecialises in the treatment of kidney cancer, being one the busiest kidney surgeons in the UK.
Mr Aho moved from New Zealand to the UK to become a Clinical Fellow in Uro-oncology in the Cambridge University Hospitals in 2003. The following year he was appointed Consultant Urological Surgeon. He is the number one surgeon in the UK for performing Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP). He has performed more than 3,200 HoLEPs and has brilliant outcomes of this procedure especially with men who don't have good results with TURP, Urolift, rezum and greenlight prostatectomy. He is also highly skilled in performing Urolift, Rezum and Aquablation procedures for BPH. He has been offering Urolift since 2015 and rezum since 2020. He was also one of 3 surgeons in the UK in 2017 who were the first to provide Aquablation.
He has a keen research history and has been involved in HoLEP research since the procedure's early days in New Zealand when he worked with the team who developed HoLEP . He introduced HoLEP to Cambridge University Hospitals in 2004, where it became and remains the treatment of choice for men seeking treatment for bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms and urinary retention. Additionally, he commits a significant amount of his time to medical education. He lectures on HoLEP at national and international conferences and hosts a HoLEP course at his NHS Trust. He is also the founding president of the UK Holmium User Group (HUG) and continues to be a mentor of trainee doctors learning HoLEP. Up until 2014, he was the Urology Training Programme Director for the East of England. For 5 years after he was on the Urology Specialist Advisory Committee, where he was responsible for the training in urology.
Mr Aho's personal life is enriched with a wide range of interests including marathon running, cycling, wild swimming and camping and attending festivals and music events. He also loves to experience the good things in life like great food and company.
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General Medical Council
FRACS (Urol) Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 2003
FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2012
I had the HoLEP procedure prior to having radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer. I would not have come through the radiotherapy without cathetisation otherwise. My HoLEP was done as a day case and Mr Aho explained the procedure before the operation and afterwards gave me useful guidance for the following few days before the removal of the catheter. I did have a few blockages but these were resolved and I recovered well in the following weeks and enjoyed a flow such as I’d not seen for many years. My radiotherapy changed that, but gradually my flow has improved. Recent tests in the urology clinic have confirmed flow and retention to be within normal bounds. I have recently had a comprehensive and helpful review with Mr Aho. I would recommend the HoLEP procedure to any prospective patient for whom it is suitable.
Having suffered for years with a prostate that kept on growing ,& despite 2 TURP operations that failed to prevent continued growth, in great discomfort , I contacted Mr Aho ,who suggested a HoLEP operation to correct the problem. My life has been turned around. Gone are the catheters ,the awkwardness, embarrassment & discomfort, so thank you for the excellent treatment & my life back.
I found Mr Aho to be very approachable and his explanation of the procedure was excellent.
Mr Tev Aho was helpful and courteous at all stages of the procedure. He explained what the surgery entailed and outlined what I would experience at each stage, including the recovery. Thanks to his skill there were no complications and I felt the benefit of the operation within days. I appreciated that Mr Aho spoke to me personally, to enquire if I had any concerns, in the follow-up consultation. I am delighted with the outcome - for the first time in many years I can go on a journey or attend a concert without the anxiety of wondering how I will cope.
Mr Aho, explained the plus and minuses of the procedure very well. He exudes professionalism and empathy. I had the utmost faith in him and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Mr Aho was excellent in all aspects of my stay and procedure.He explained all that was going to be done and gave me great confidence that I was in good hands with an experienced clinician.
Mr Tev Aho came to see me before the operation and talked to me about it and then after operation came and told me how the operation went.
I was very pleased with the whole procedure and grateful to be rid of the catheter after three months of it.
I was referred to Mr. Aho by an urologist in Newcastle recommended by my conslutant in Glasgow. My first contact with Mr. Aho was via Zoom conference calland it reassured me I was on the right track. At the time I was recovering from a urinary blockage and had a catheter. We booked the surgery for a date less than a month from the original consultation and 3 weeks before the surgery the catheter was successfully removed at Royal Alexandra Infirmary in Glasgow. We flew to London on March 16th 2023 and had a pre-op consultation at the Princess Grace Hospital on the 17th. I was interned at the Hospital on the morning of the 18th when Mr. Aho and the anesthetist briefed me on how the surgery would occurr. I was sedated and woke up later in the afternoon when Mr. Aho made his post op call and I was informed that everything went well in the surgery. After passing urine 3 times on the morning of the 19th I was discharged from the hospital wearing an incontinence nappy and went for lunch with the family as my daughter and family live in London. We flew back to Glasgow the following morning and after 3 days I was able to do away with the incontinence nappies. Bleeding stopped completely after 3 weeks and urinary function was totally normal afte that period. Mr. Aho's conduct throughout the process was excellent inspiring confidence and optimism. I am truly grateful to Mr. Aho and extremely pleased with the outcome of the intervention. It represents a great improvement in my quality of life as it enables me to pursue activities away from immediate medical help, which was something I was hesitant to do given the risk of having a urinary blockage requiring hospitalization to resolve.
Mr Avo put me completely at ease on our first meeting. He explained thoroughly what was involved in the operation giving me the benefits and risks of having the HOLEP surgery. The operation lasted about an hour and was successful with no pain afterwards. The timeline Mr Aho gave me for full recovery was very much in line with his predictions. I would certainly recommend Mr Aho to anyone thinking of having HOLEP for BPH. Mr Aho is an amazing surgeon and has changed my life for the better
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Tev is one of the world's top prostate surgeons! His passion for HoLEP is inspirational! I offer a full hearted endorsement to see him for your urological conditions!
Mr Feras Al Jaafari
I would throughly recommend Mr Aho. He is a world class prostate surgeon.
Professor Richard Hindley
I have known Tev as a specialist in HoLEP over many years. He is a diligent clinician and an expert surgeon.
Mr Prasad Patki
What are Mr Tev Aho's reviews like?
Mr Tev Aho's overall patient rating is 4.98 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 190 reviews
What languages does Mr Tev Aho speak?
Mr Tev Aho speaks English
Where is Mr Tev Aho located?
Mr Tev Aho primarily practices at The Princess Grace Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK, located at 42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
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What are Mr Tev Aho working hours?
Mr Tev Aho is working Monday (08:00 - 18:30), Tuesday (10:30 - 16:00), Wednesday (08:00 - 17:00, 08:00 - 18:00), Thursday (12:30 - 19:00, 10:30 - 12:30), Friday (08:00 - 18:00), Saturday (08:00 - 19:00)
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