Mr Ben Challacombe, Urological Surgeon

Mr Ben Challacombe BSc. MS, FRCS (Urol)

Urological Surgeon

BSc. MS, FRCS (Urol)
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MrBen Challacombe,Urologist

Mr Challacombe is a recommended Urological Surgeon

Ben Challacombe at BAUS 2019

Ben Challacombe at BAUS 2019

Areas of expertise

  • General urology
  • Malignant and benign prostate disease
  • Robotic laparoscopic prostatectomy
  • Minimally invasive urological procedures
  • Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)
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Recommendations for Mr Challacombe

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  • byMr Rajesh Nair, Urological Surgeon

    Mr Ben Challacombe is a highly respected urologist who specialises both in prostate and kidney surgery and is very well liked by patients and other clinicians.

  • byMr Rajesh Nair, Urological Surgeon

    Mr Ben Challacombe is a highly respected urologist who specialises both in prostate and kidney surgery and is very well liked by patients and other clinicians.

  • Address

  • Telephone or video consultation

    Available for patients, please call to arrange, GB, W1G 8GT

  • The Prostate Centre

    32 Wimpole Street, London, GB, W1G 8GT

  • HCA UK Outpatients & Diagnostics at The Shard

    The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street, London, GB, SE1 9BS

  • Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital (NHS)

    Westminster Bridge Road, London, Greater London, GB, SE1 7EH

  • About Mr Ben Challacombe

    GMC number: 4542580

    Year qualified: 1998

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Benjamin ‘Ben’ Challacombe is a Consultant Urologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2010. He is the assistant clinical lead for urology and MDM cancer lead for all urological maligancies. He treats patients with prostate cancer, benign prostatic disease, bladder cancer and kidney cancer and specialises in 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. With over 600 cases, he is the highest volume surgeon for robotic partial nephrectomy in the UK. Overall, he has performed more than 2,000 robotic procedures and 1,000 HoLEPS.

    Ben completed BSc (hons) in clinical anatomy and wound healing in 1995. He graduated in medicine from United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in 1998. He is a Master of Surgery (MS) in telemedicine and telerobotics. He followed this with a dedicated da Vinci robotic fellowship at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia, 2008-2009.

    Ben’s research activities include clinical research and audit in robotic surgery, simulation and validation, sentinel node applications in urology and telementoring in urology. He has published over 230 peer reviewed papers on the US National Library of Medicine, and has written 15 book chapters as well as edited three books. He also has a Certificate in Postgraduate Education and is involved with both undergraduate and postgraduate urological teaching at Guy’s and St Thomas' Hospitals. He was shortlisted for Silver Scalpel in 2013 for the best UK surgical trainer.

    Areas of expertise

    • Benign prostatic disease
    • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
    • Bladder cancer
    • Dynamic prostate brachytherapy
    • General urology
    • Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)
    • Kidney cancer
    • Laparoscopic surgical techniques
    • Malignant and benign prostate disease
    • Minimally invasive urological procedures
    • Prostate cancer
    • Robotic adrenalectomy
    • Robotic nephro-ureterectomy
    • Robotic partial nephrectomy
    • Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy
    • Urological oncology

    Professional memberships

    Royal College of Surgeons
    General Medical Council

    Articles by Mr Ben Challacombe

    A nurse practitioner model for the assessment of suspected prostate cancer referrals is safe

    Effect of obesity and overweight status on complications and survival after minimally invasive kidney surgery

    The management impact of 68gallium-tris prostate-specific membrane antigen PET-CT imaging for high-risk and biochemically recurrent prostate cancer

    Robotic partial nephrectomy versus radical nephrectomy in elderly patients with large renal masses

    Stumped by rapid symptomatic prostatic regrowth: A case report on a STUMP tumour of the prostate resected with HoLEP

    Guideline adherence for the surgical treatment of T1 renal tumours correlates with hospital volume

    Single Educational Seminar Increases Confidence and Decreases Dropout from Active Surveillance by 5 Years After Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer

    The global prevalence of erectile dysfunction

    Salvage Radical Prostatectomy for Recurrent Prostate Cancer

    Both sides of the scalpel: the patient and the surgeon view.

    Robotic versus laparoscopic radical nephrectomy

    Perioperative and oncological outcomes of radical prostatectomy for high-risk prostate cancer in the UK

    Evaluating the impact of length of time from diagnosis to surgery in patients

    Initial outcomes of local anaesthetic freehand transperineal prostate biopsies in the outpatient setting

    Other specialists recommended by Mr Challacombe

  • Mr Christian Brown, Urologist

    Mr Christian Brown because is professional, courteous, knowledgeable, punctual, and organised. He is an expert in prostate diagnostics and treatment and is one of the countries highest volume radical prostatectomists.I would have no hesitation to have him look after my family.

  • Prof. Heather Payne, Clinical Oncologist

    Prof. Heather Payne is at the top of her field, caring thoughtful, kind and considerate. A consummate professional who provides individual care and always goes the extra yard.