Mr Benjamin J Challacombe

BSc (Hons) MS FRCS (Urol)

Consultant Urologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“The Prostate Centre offers an innovative approach to the whole subject of men’s health. Our collaborative approach allows us to focus on really changing men’s lives for the better”

Renowned For:

Prostate Cancer and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Robotic Radical Nephrectomy and Nephro-ureterectomy

Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)

Minimally Invasive and Laparoscopic Surgical Techniques

For patients who have:

Prostate cancer
Benign Prostatic Disease
Bladder cancer
Kidney cancer

Career to date:

Ben Challacombe was appointed consultant urological surgeon to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in 2010 following his dedicated da Vinci robotic fellowship in Melbourne, Australia. He is able to offer patients complex surgery of the prostate, bladder and kidney, with a particular focus on laparoscopic and robotic procedures, as well as HoLEP laser treatment for benignly enlarged prostates. His specialist training included periods at Guy’s and St Thomas’, The Royal Melbourne and The Royal Marsden Hospitals.

He has performed over 1000 Robotic Radical Prostatectomies, over 380 Robotic Partial Nephrectomies (the highest number in the UK) and over 600 Holmium laser prostatectomies.  He is involved in academic research into prostatic and kidney disease having written over 190 peer-reviewed publications and 20 book chapters on this subject. Ben won the Rowan Nicks UK and Ireland Scholarship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2009 and lectures for Prostate Cancer UK. Mr Challacombe’s outcomes for radical prostatectomy and nephrectomy procedures can be accessed via the following links:

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