Professor Ben Turney


MA (Cantab), MBBChir (Cantab), MSc (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon), FRCS(Urol), PGDipEd

GMC number: 4583888

Practising since: 1998



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Professor Ben Turney is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Nuffield Health Oxford, The Manor Hospital. Ben is an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

He was an undergraduate in Cambridge and undertook surgical training in the Oxford region. He has completed research for both an MSc and DPhil (= PhD) in Oxford.  He also obtained a diploma in university level teaching in 2006 from the University of Oxford. 

Ben is trained in general urology and is available to see all general urology problems. He has a special interest in kidney stones and benign prostate surgery and is the founder of the Oxford Stone Group. This group exists to improve the management of kidney stones through research and training. Ben has supervised 8 DPhil students. 

Ben has driven the introduction of several new urological treatments in Oxford: fixed site lithotripter (2009), 100W laser for stone and prostate surgery (2012), Urolift procedure (2017), REZUM procedure (2019), Thulium fibre laser (2021). Ben introduced international training fellowships in stone surgery in Oxford (2013); one of only three such centres recognised in Europe. These fellowships have trained stone surgeons from Hong Kong, Germany, New Zealand, Turkey and India. 

Ben served for 5 years as an elected member of the National BAUS Section of Endourology Committee. Ben is Director of the Masters course in Surgical Science and Practice, University of Oxford. He is the managing partner of Oxford Urology Associates.

Special interests

  • General Urology
  • Management of Haematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Cystoscopy
  • Prostate screening (raised PSA)
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Prostatitis
  • Kidney stone treatment
  • Flexible ureteroscopy for kidney stones
  • Rigid ureteroscopy for ureteric stones
  • Hydrocele repair

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Ben Turney at Nuffield Health

  • Transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT)
  • Prostate surgery
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Epididymal surgery
  • Prostatic Urethral Lift
  • Prostate resection (TURP)
  • Orchidectomy
  • Circumcision
  • Rezum for benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Endoscopic kidney stone treatment
  • Percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Locations Professor Ben Turney works with


    Beech Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7RP

    01865 307777
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Ben has had a career long interest in research and has been publishing papers regularly since 1996. Ben believes that better understanding will drive better treatment. Ben’s research focus is on kidney stone disease and surgical technology. He has collaborations with several departments in Oxford (e.g. Engineering Sciences, Mathematics) and is working with several industry partners (e.g. Boston Scientific, Oneview Health, 3D lifeprints, Lumenis) to bring cutting edge technology to the clinic. Work from his research is presented regularly at international meetings and published in peer reviewed journals. Ben is invited regularly to give presentations at national and international meetings.


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

Other posts held

  • Consultant Urological Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Associate Professor at the University of Oxford

Insurers Professor Ben Turney works with

Professor Ben Turney works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


Professor Ben Turney does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Ben Turney does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Ben Turney holds the following paid advisory role(s) either at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health: