Mr Andrew Ballaro

Qualifications

BSc (Hons), MSc (Urol), MD, FRCS (Urol)

GMC number: 4027768

Practicing since: 1993

Specialties

Urology

Consultation times

  • Bi Weekly Thursday 18:00 - 20:00
  • Friday (Week 2 & 4) 14:00-16:00
  • Overview

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About

Mr Andrew Ballaro is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital specialising in the management of kidney stones and prostate problems.

Mr Ballaro has been a full time NHS Consultant Urological Surgeon for over 10 years  at King George and Queens Hospitals and is highly experienced in the management of all adult urology problems. He has a specialist interest in the management of kidney stones and prostate problems, and performs the most minimally invasive procedures available for kidney stone removal, consistently publishing some of the best surgical outcomes in the country. He also offers a range of treatments for benign prostatic enlargement including laser prostatectomy (HoLEP) and the new Rezūm™ steam treatment. 

Mr Ballaro qualified from The Royal Free Hospital Medical School, and undertook basic surgical training in Oxford.  After being awarded a Masters degree in Urology, several prestigious research fellowships and an MD from The Institute of Urology at University College London he completed higher urological training on the North London Training Scheme. He is entered on the GMC Specialist Register.

In addition to his clinical interests, Mr Ballaro has an interest in education and research. He has over fifty peer reviewed publications on minimally invasive surgical techniques and basic science. He trains Urologists at all levels and was awarded a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2004 for his work on bladder dysfunction. He is co-author of the latest edition of the standard medical student textbook ‘Lecture notes in Urology’.

Special interests

This includes:

  • General urology
  • Kidney stone treatments
  • Prostate cancer
  • Blood in urine
  • Urinary infections

Other interests

In addition to his clinical interests, Mr Ballaro has an interest in Urological Education and a research interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques and the basic science of bladder dysfunction on which he has over fifty publications. He was awarded a Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England for his work.

Personal interests

Running

Languages spoken

English

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Andrew Ballaro at Nuffield Health

  • Laparoscopic urology
  • Prostate resection (TURP)
  • Prostate surgery
  • Vasectomy treatment
  • Rezum for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Locations Mr Andrew Ballaro works with

Related experience

Research

  • British Urological Foundation fellowship
  • Research into Ageing research fellowship
  • Hunterian Professor Royal College of Surgeons
  • MD Thesis
  • Supervisor of MSc Thesis

Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Association of Urological Surgeons
  • European Association of Urologists

Other post held

  • Clinical Lead Urology at King Georges Hospital and Queens Hospital, Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust.

Insurers Mr Andrew Ballaro works with

Mr Andrew Ballaro works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA PPP International
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • InterGlobal
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Tesco Bank
  • Universal Provident
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • APRIL
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • ESMI
  • Freedom Health
  • HealthFund
  • Medical Care Direct

Declaration

Mr Andrew Ballaro does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Andrew Ballaro does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Andrew Ballaro does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.