Mr Andrew Ballaro

Mr Andrew Ballaro

MBBS BSc(Hons) MSc MD FRCS(Urol)

Urology

28 years of experience
14 years as a specialist
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4.9

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4.9

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4.9

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“Good experience“
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Subspecialties

  • General Urology
  • Male and Female Incontinence
  • Urological Oncology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4027768
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £150

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    1,434 reviews

    St John & St Elizabeth Hospital

    60 Grove End Road, London, United Kingdom, London
    825 reviews

    About

    Mr Andrew Ballaro, Senior Consultant Urological Surgeon, works across North London and Essex in both private and NHS posts. He is highly specialised in the treatment of all aspects of urology, with a specific interest in the treatment of kidney stones and enlarged prostates. He offers several highly advanced procedures including TURP, laser prostatectomy (HOLEP), minimally invasive REZUM steam therapy, and MRI-fusion template prostate biopsies.

    Mr Ballaro began his medical training at The Royal Free Hospital Medical School, following his qualification he undertook a Master’s in Urology, and a Doctorate in Medicine in Clinical Sciences from University College London. He then progressed on to do Higher Specialist Training in Urology on the North London Training Rotation. He has further developed his skills by undertaking training in complex stone surgery from internationally renowned surgeons. He was also awarded several fellowships and subsequently was later awarded a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

    Mr Ballaro has over a decade of experience as a Consultant in both NHS and private positions, he has been named a leading specialist for kidney stone surgery. He is also a very active researcher, publishing extensively on the best surgical outcomes for complex stone removal operations, urological stent design, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and the basic science of bladder dysfunction. He trains colleagues of all levels, is invited to present his finding at conferences and has contributed to several textbooks.

    Mr Ballaro has been approved by all major insurance companies. 

    Procedures

    • Blue Light Cystoscopy
    • Bladder Instillation
    • Circumcision
    • Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
    • Hydrocelectomy
    • Kidney Stone Prevention
    • Orchidectomy
    • PSA Testing
    • Prostate Biopsy
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Prostatectomy (TURP)
    • Rigid & Flexible Ureterorenoscopy and Laser Fragmentation of Stones
    • Transrectal Ultrasound (TRUS)
    • Transurethral Resection of a Bladder Tumour (TURBT)
    • Ureteroscopy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Bladder Pain
    • Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    • Erectile Dysfunction
    • Overactive Bladder
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Testicular Pain
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Urological Cancers
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    Education

    BSc(Hons) UCL 1989

    MBBS Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine 1993

    FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1999

    MSc(Urol) UCL 2001

    MD UCL 2005

    FRCS(Urol) Intercollegiate 2006

    North London Higher Urological Training Scheme London Deanery 2006

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    Reviews

    4.9 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    4.9
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    4.9
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    4.9
    Bladder Pain
    1/20
    Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    1/20
    Blue Light Cystoscopy
    1/20
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    Good experience
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    Excellent communication and professional manner.
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    Quick diagnosis and reassuring!
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    (4/5)
    very good doctor
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    Professional, informative, sensitive and knowledgeable.
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    (5/5)
    I am very glad for the day I first contacted Andrew Ballaro. My original urologist retired last year and I am afraid I found his nominated successor to be an absolute disaster at people-skills. In search of a replacement, I literally.picked Mr. Ballaro's name off a list of urologists at my local private hospital and arranged a date, to find I had struck gold! I cannot recommend him highly enough to any one requiring his services.
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    (5/5)
    I went to see Mr Ballaro for kidney stones, once he made all the necessary checks, he found a stone in my ureter near my bladder, and agreed to operate as soon as the next day which was outstanding, (because I was going away on holiday.) he made me feel very comfortable. Post-op I experienced some discomfort, so called the hospital and Mr Ballaro called me back as soon as he could, which was very comforting. I would highly recommend him.
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    I have been under the care of this exceptional Consultant Urologist for the last few months.His immediate and reassuring treatment and diagnosis of my medical problems "down below" put me at complete ease.Surgery (Turp) a few weeks later has produced for me fantastic and life-changing results due no doubt to his highly experienced surgical skills.He is also a really nice man to deal with who explains everything clearly and in easily understandable terms.Without hesitation I recommend Andrew for any urological concerns ,problems or surgery.
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    I have been treated by Mr. Ballero for the past 6 years. He is an extremely competent, kind, helpful, and friendly and caring person. He is very professional in his manner and I cannot speak too highly of him and of the treatment that he has afforded me. I have no hesitation in recommending his services.
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    (5/5)
    Recently had a large kidney stone removed by Mr Ballaro. Had a very smooth and calm experience, no pain, minimal discomfort, first class result (procedure actually sorted out an abdominal pain that had been investigated by a various consultants) and excellent follow up, right up to discharge. I could not be more satisfied with the treatment, from initial consultation to final discharge.
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