Mr John Donohue is a consultant urological surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust with a specialist interest in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. He qualified from Trinity College Dublin and did his basic surgical training in Dublin. After completing his advanced urology training in Birmingham and London, he spent 2 years as a fellow in New York at the world renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
In addition to core urology, his main area of interest is pelvic oncology and in particular laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, having spent 6 months in France, including the Montsouris Institute in Paris, acquiring this challenging skill. This procedure is not widely available in the UK and has specific patient advantages, including shorter hospital stay, reduced analgesia requirements, quicker return to normal daily activities and potentially improved cancer control and functional outcomes, in particular, continence and potency.
Mr Donohue has recently introduced into Kent a robotic camera holder using technology similar to the “Wii” console game which allows him to control the movement of the camera inside the body by using a headset. He is able to steer the camera through the patient’s abdomen precisely and effectively, which results in even more accurate surgery.
Mr Donohue is an expert on the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and has developed unique presentations to assist patients in decision making in this very complex and often confusing area. In contrast to the majority of cancers, there may be less urgency in deciding a treatment programme for localised prostate cancer. This allows patients time to come terms with the diagnosis and choose a treatment plan.
Treatments and tests offered by Mr John Donohue at Nuffield Health
- Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
- Prostate screening
- Prostate surgery
- Testicular ultrasound
- Vasectomy or male sterilisation
- Vasectomy reversal surgery
- STD Screening
- Penile lesions (biopsy of)
- Reconstructive surgery
- Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
- Transurethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT)
- British Association of Urological Surgeons
- Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
Other post held
- Consultant Urologist, Maidstone &
- Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Insurers Mr John Donohue works with
Mr John Donohue works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA PPP Healthcare
- AXA PPP International
- Benenden Health
- Bupa On Demand
- CS Healthcare
- Exeter Family Friendly
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
Mr John Donohue does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr John Donohue does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr John Donohue does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.