Mr Ballaro qualified from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in 1993 and trained in surgery and Urology in Oxford and London. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was awarded both an M.Sc and M.D in Urology from University College London. He has completed higher specialist training in Urology in London and is on the GMC Specialist register for urology. Mr Ballaro has won a number of awards and fellowships including a British Urological Foundation Scholarship and Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons, and is a member of the British association of Urological Surgeons and European Association of Urologists.
Mr Ballaro specialises in the management of all urological problems and has particular expertise in the comprehensive management of kidney stones. He is clinical lead for stone surgery at his NHS trust, where he set up an advanced stone service from scratch, and is a high volume surgeon performing over one hundred and fifty operations for complex kidney stones per year. He provides a high quality patient centred general urological service with easy patient access to results and communication by email both for both his NHS and private patients. He work privately at The Hospital of St John and Elizabeth in St Johns Wood, and at Holly House, The Spire Roding and Hartswood Hospitals in Essex.
Mr. Andrew Ballaro's Places of Practice
How Aggressive is my Prostate Cancer?
The latest genomic tests for prostate cancer, including Prolaris (Myriad Genetics) allow urologists to make an assessment of how agggressive the cancer is likely to be. This in turn helps the doctors to recommend highly personalised care and structured treatment regimens that are entirely appropriate according the individual patient's genes.
The Prolaris prostate cancer test has been "validated" in its ability to predict disease-specific death in the largest study of its kind and is now starting to be used by some urology centres. However, it is still early days and more work is needed to establish clinical utility in the more routine setting.
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