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”
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:
Benign Prostatic Disease
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 550 Robotic Radical Prostatectomies, over 300 Robotic Partial Nephrectomies (the highest number in the UK) and over 500 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.