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  • Professor David Neal receives investiture

    Professor David Neal receives investiture

    March 25th 2014

    Congratulations again to Professor David Neal who received his CBE in the Ballroom of Buckingham Palace by HRH The Prince of Wales on the 21st March... Read more


  • Cambridge to host MRI prostate course July 2014

    March 25th 2014

    On 16th-17th July 2014, an International Workshop on Prostate MRI mapping and biospies will be held in Cambridge, organised by the Radiology and Urology Departments of Cambridge and Heidelberg. Please see the courses page for more... Read more


  • 2nd Urodynamics Study

    March 6th 2014

    Please see the courses section to find out more information on this free-to-attend study day, aimed at all healthcare professionals involved in functional urology and... Read more


  • Cambridge Urologist honoured in the 2014 New Year Honours List

    February 9th 2014

    We are delighted that Professor of Surgical Oncology David Neal has been awarded a CBE for his services to Surgery in the Queen's New Year Honours list. Professor Neal said: “I am honoured and delighted to receive this award. I’d like to highlight the dedication and hard work of my wonderful... Read more


  • Circle serve notice to Addenbrookes Urology Consultants

    November 12th 2013

    Recently, Circle/Hinchingbrooke has served notice to terminate Addenbrooke’s consultant urologists providing the urology services at Hinchingbrooke Hospital from 31 March 2014. It is therefore with regret that we cannot continue with our current consultant-delivered service for patients at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, which provides them with access to sub-specialist urology care. Click here... Read more


  • Two new consultants join the department

    June 25th 2013

    We are very pleased to confirm that from the beginning of July, we will have two new consultants join the department. Tony Riddick, an established consultant from Edinburgh, will join the renal cancer team and Ben Thomas, who recently completed his fellowship training in Cambridge, will join the bladder cancer... Read more


  • Haematuria Referral Guidelines updated

    February 5th 2013

    Following consultation, the new 2 week wait referral form has been updated and can be accessed here. These guidelines incorporate the new surgical threshold policy document for the assessment of haematuria, this can be accessed... Read more


  • New courses added

    February 5th 2013

    Please refer to the courses section for an update on new urology courses available at Addenbrookes throughout... Read more


  • 2 new substantive consultants join the department

    October 23rd 2012

    We are very pleased to welcome two new consultants to the department. Sami Hayek, who trained in Bristol and USA, specialises in stone disease. Jim Armitage, who trained in East Anglia, will specialise in general urology and benign prostatic... Read more


  • Further dates for your diary for urology courses

    August 28th 2012

    Please see Courses section for updates on upcoming Ureteroscopy and Emergency Urology... Read more


  • New Substantive Consultant joins the department

    New Substantive Consultant joins the department

    March 19th 2012

    Suzanne Biers has joined our department as a Consultant Urologist with a specilaist interest in incontinence, bladder dysfunction and reconstruction. Having graduated from St. George's Hospital Medical School in London, her training has taken her to Churchill Hospital in Oxford and specialist registrar training in the Wessex region, which includes hospitals in Southampton, Portsmouth,... Read more


  • Ureteroscopy courses

    March 8th 2012

    Please see the courses section to learn about two new live surgery and hands on ureteroscopy courses at Addenbrookes Hospital later this... Read more


  • Live Surgery Ureteroscopy Course

    October 21st 2011

    There will be a Live Surgery Course on Rigid and Flexible Ureteroscopy on December 5th and 6th 2011 at Addenbrookes Hospital. Faculty members Mr Nimish Shah, Mr Oliver Wiseman, Mr Will Finch and Mr Ben Hughes will run a two day course to cover all aspects of rigid and flexible ureteroscopy,... Read more


  • New consultant appointments

    October 4th 2011

    Alexandra Colquhoun has joined the department as a Substantive Consultant. Her subspecialist interest is Uro-oncology focusing on invasive and non-muscle bladder cancer. Steven Connolloy has also joined the Department as Honorary Consultant & Lecturer in Urology. He will be specialising in Renal... Read more


  • 4th Emergency Urology Course

    4th Emergency Urology Course

    September 23rd 2011

    A course on Emergency Urology has been arranged on Thursday 20th October 2011 in the Clinical School, Addenbrooke's Hospital. Previous courses have received very positive feedback from attendees. This interactive course, covering all aspects of caring for emergency urology patients in the acute setting, is aimed at Foundation/ST1 doctors in... Read more


  • Live Surgery Flexible Ureteroscopy Course October 2011

    May 9th 2011

    There will be a Live Surgery Course on Flexible Ureteroscopy on Monday 3rd October 2011 at Addenbrookes Hospital. Faculty members Mr Stuart Irving, Ms Kay Thomas, Mr Nimish Shah and Mr Oliver Wiseman will run a one day interactive course to cover all aspects of flexible ureteroscopy, including 4 live... Read more


  • 3rd Emergency Urology Course

    3rd Emergency Urology Course

    February 28th 2011

    A course on Emergency Urology has been arranged on Saturday 26th March 2011 in the Clinical School, Addenbrooke's Hospital. Previous courses have received very positive feedback from attendees. This interactive course, covering all aspects of caring for emergency urology patients in the acute setting, is aimed at Foundation/ST1 doctors in... Read more


  • Launch of new Primary and Secondary Care collaborative pathways

    Launch of new Primary and Secondary Care collaborative pathways

    February 14th 2011

    We are working with all regional health organisations to provide a high quality community urology and continence service convenient for all patients. So far, we are able to support care in the community for patients with female incontinence, male lower urinary tract symptoms and prostate (PSA) monitoring. Further information for patients... Read more


  • Live Surgery Ureteroscopy Course May 2011

    February 11th 2011

    There will be a Live Surgery Course on Rigid and Flexible Ureteroscopy on May 23rd and May 24th 2011 at Addenbrookes Hospital. Faculty members Mr Matt Bultitude, Mr Junaid Masood, Mr Nimish Shah and Mr Oliver Wiseman will a two day course to cover all aspects of rigid and flexible... Read more


  • BAUS Information Leaflets

    BAUS Information Leaflets

    December 1st 2010

    The British Association of Urological Surgeons is the national organisation for urologists. It exists to promote the highest standards of practice in urology, for the benefit of patients, by fostering education, research and clinical excellence. They have a full list of Information leaflets about urological procedures, disorders or investigations for... Read more


  • New Consultant Appointment

    New Consultant Appointment

    May 6th 2010

    Mr Christof Kastner has been appointed as Consultant Urologist with a specialist interest in service re-design.Christof has been working within the department as a locum and was recently successful at obtaining a substantive post.His other areas of interest include holmium laser surgery and prostate... Read more


  • Emergency Urology Course

    Emergency Urology Course

    May 5th 2010

    A course on Emergency Urology has been arranged on Saturday 18th September 2010 in the Clinical School, Addenbrooke's Hospital. The first course in February received very positive feedback from attendees. This second course course is designed to cover all aspects of emergency urology and is aimed at Foundation/ST1 doctors in... Read more


  • New Consultant

    New Consultant

    December 22nd 2009

    Mr Frank O'Brien has now taken up his post as Honorary Consultant & Lecturer in Urology. He will spend his first couple of months setting up various research projects and will not commence clinical duties until the New Year.Frank received his training in Ireland and then spent three years in... Read more


  • Locum Consultant

    Locum Consultant

    October 1st 2009

    Mr Kattedath Madhavan joined us at the beginning of October to fill a locum post pending the appointment of a new Consultant with an interest in management of invasive bladder... Read more


  • Changes in Consultant Staff

    Changes in Consultant Staff

    February 2nd 2009

    Mr Christof Kastner has been appointed to a locum Consultant post for the next 12 months following the departure of Mr John Kelly to the Chair of Urology at University College,... Read more


  • Additional Consultant appointments

    Additional Consultant appointments

    December 19th 2008

    Mr Nikesh Thiruchelvam has now been appointed to a new Consultant post with a special interest in continence, reconstruction & female urology. In March 2009, he took over from Mr Vishwambhar Nath who has now returned to... Read more


  • New Consultant staff

    New Consultant staff

    April 18th 2008

    On 1 April 2008, Mr Vincent Gnanapragasam joined the staff as a Lecturer and Honorary Consultant. Mr Rob Brierly, Consultant Urologist at Ipswich Hospital, has also joined us on a part-time basis to help with the management of bladder cancer... Read more


  • A new textbook of urology

    A new textbook of urology

    December 4th 2007

    A new textbook of urology, designed to integrate text and illustrations in a visually-appealing manner, is now available in bookshops.Urology: An Illustrated Colour Text has been written by Nigel Bullock, Andrew Doble & Bill Turner, with a contribution on paediatric urology from Peter Cuckow (a former surgical trainee in the... Read more


  • A new lithotripter

    A new lithotripter

    October 10th 2007

    The Department has now obtained a new Wolf Piezolith 3000 lithotripter to replace its ageing Storz Modulith SLX. The new Wolf machine produces better stone clearance rates and is less painful so the need for opiate analgesia during treatment is reduced. This means that we will be able to treat... Read more


  • New Consultant

    New Consultant

    September 3rd 2007

    On 3 September 2007, Oliver Wiseman joined us as a Consultant Urologist. Oliver trained in London & Sweden and has a sub-specialty interest in stone disease. He is a permanent replacement for Mehmood Akhtar, locum Consultant Urologist, who has now left to take up a Consultant post in Craigavon, Northern... Read more


  • New LUTS clinic

    New LUTS clinic

    May 1st 2007

    A Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) Clinic has now been set up for men with prostatic symptoms who have not responded to treatment with alpha-blockers and/or Finasteride.We ask that patients with mild LUTS are commenced initially on oral therapy in primary care for a minimum period of 3 months. Only... Read more


  • Holmium laser surgery

    Holmium laser surgery

    April 19th 2007

    The 100 Watt Holmium:YAG laser allows laser treatment of prostatic enlargement by enucleating the prostate. It is also used to treat urothelial cancer, ureteric & renal stones and urethral strictures.Laser prostate surgery is short stay and may even be accomplished on a day-case basis. Its other main advantage is a... Read more


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