Mr Andrew Ballaro


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

GMC number: 4027768

Practising since: 1993



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  • Friday 14:00-16:00
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Mr Andrew Ballaro is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital specialising in general urology and the management of prostate problems and kidney stones.

Mr Ballaro has been a full time NHS Consultant Urological Surgeon for over 15 years and is highly experienced in the management of all adult urology problems. He has a specialist interest in the management of the enlarged prostate and kidney stones and performs the most minimally invasive procedures available for kidney stone removal, consistently publishing some of the best surgical outcomes in the country. He offers a range of treatments for benign prostatic enlargement including Holmium laser prostatectomy (HoLEP), which is the recommended treatment for very large prostates.

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 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 is co-author of the latest edition of the standard medical student textbook ‘Lecture notes in Urology’.

Mr Ballaro’s Private Practice is run by a professional well trained team and he can be contacted on 0207 042 1790 or for additional queries. Verified patient reviews available at and

Special interests

This includes:

  • General urology
  • Kidney stone treatments
  • 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

Family time

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Andrew Ballaro at Nuffield Health

  • Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)
  • Prostate screening
  • Prostate surgery
  • Prostate resection (TURP)
  • Rezum for benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Vasectomy or male sterilisation
  • Endoscopic kidney stone treatment

Locations Mr Andrew Ballaro works with

Related experience


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


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

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


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.