Christof KastnerPhD, FRCS (Urol), FEBU
Lead for Surgical Service Innovation
Chair of the Urology Local Multi-Disciplinary Team
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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.
A journey of skills – theory and practice of a multi-modal learning approach to Holmium Laser prostatectomy
Kastner C, Beard R, Woodhams S, Knight O, Vyas L, Popert R
Brit J Med Surg Urol (in press)