Christof KastnerPhD, FRCS (Urol), FEBU

Consultant Urologist

Christof Kastner

Lead for Surgical Service Innovation
Chair of the Urology Local Multi-Disciplinary Team

Direct:
+44 (0)1223 274316email
NHS Secretary:
+44 (0)1223 586593email
Hinchingbrooke Secretary:
+44 (0)1480 418701email
Special Interests:

Benign & malignant prostate disease, technology/imaging-based treatments

Profile

Christof is a Consultant Urologist based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge and at Hinchingbrooke  Hospital, Huntingdon. He specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant prostatic disease. Christof uses technology-based treatment approaches, including  holmium Laser prostatectomy and Brachytherapy.

Having qualified  in Germany, he obtained his academic degree with work on benign prostatic disease. Since, Christof spent his entire professional career in the UK including Guys Hospital, Guildford and UCL (“The Institute of Urology”).

Christof was the first UK trainee to be formally taught HoLEP at Guy’s Hospital and has since performed over 300 procedures now performing the majority of HoLEPs at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He has mentored senior surgeons internationally and is involved in the development of the UK mentorship programme. He is faculty member on both national Laser courses at Guy’s Hospital and Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the secretary of the UK Holmium User Group (HUG). Christof advises health systems and industry on the development of BPH/LUTS management strategies.

Christof was able to make MRI/TRUS fusion technology available for transperineal prostate biopsies. This offers patients the most up-to-date tool to diagnose prostate cancer in the UK. With the prostate team Christof founded an international study group to develop this further.

His publications relate to the management of benign and malignant prostatic disease and the assessment of new technologies. Christof chairs the local cancer MDT  and leads the community urology partnership in Cambridgeshire.

Recent publications

Matthew H C Goh, Christof Kastner, Shahid Khan, Philip Thomas, Anthony G Timoney Urologia Internationalis 07/2013.  Definitions of terms, processes and a minimum dataset for transperineal prostate biopsies: a standardization approach of the Ginsburg Study Group for Enhanced Prostate Diagnostics.

Timur H Kuru, Karan Wadhwa, Richard Tsung Meng Chang, Lina Maria Carmona Echeverria, Matthias Roethke, Alexander Polson, Giles Rottenberg, Brendan Koo, Edward M Lawrence, Jonas Seidenader, Vincent Gnanapragasam, Richard Axell, Wilfried Roth, Anne Warren, Andrew Doble, Gordon Muir, Rick Popert, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Boris A Hadaschik, Christof Kastner BJU International 06/2013

Repeat prostate biopsy strategies after initial negative biopsy: meta-regression comparing cancer detection of transperineal, transrectal saturation and MRI guided biopsy. Adam W Nelson, Rebecca C Harvey, Richard A Parker, Christof Kastner, Andrew Doble, Vincent J Gnanapragasam. PLoS ONE 01/2013; 8(2):e57480. 

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