Mr Tet Yap, Urologist

Mr Tet Yap MD MB BChir MA FRCS(Urol) FEBU

Urologist

MD MB BChir MA FRCS(Urol) FEBU
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MrTet Yap,Urologist

Mr Yap is a recommended Urologist

How commom is male-infertility?

How commom is male-infertility?

Common conditions and symptoms seen by Mr Tet Yap

Common conditions and symptoms seen by Mr Tet Yap

What is unique about LUA?

What is unique about LUA?

What happens in a consultation and what are the follow up tests

What happens in a consultation and what are the follow up tests

How would you describe yourself as a consultant?

How would you describe yourself as a consultant?

Why did you become a urologist?

Why did you become a urologist?

Areas of expertise

  • Andrology
  • Men's health and testosterone
  • Male fertility (including onco-fertility)
  • Complex erectile dysfunction
  • Reconstructive genital surgery
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Recommended by:

  • byDr Rohani Omar, GP Trainee

    Mr Tet Yap is an excellent clinician and actively leads research in his area of specialty in urology. Apart from having a stellar academic background, he is a very good surgeon who achieves excellent results. He is also a good communicator and very easy to work with. Many of his patients have commented on how much they appreciate his bedside manner and the level of care received.

  • byProf. Mark Emberton, Professor of Urology

    Mr Tet Yap is one of the young stars in andrology. He's a highly recommended specialist.

  • byMr Paul Cathcart, Urological Surgeon

    Mr Tet Yap is a specialist in andrology who is developing a national reputation.

  • byMr Suks Minhas, Urologist

    Recommended Urologist

  • byMr Ken Anson, Urological Surgeon

    Recommended Urologist

  • byDr Rohani Omar, GP Trainee

    Mr Tet Yap is an excellent clinician and actively leads research in his area of specialty in urology. Apart from having a stellar academic background, he is a very good surgeon who achieves excellent results. He is also a good communicator and very easy to work with. Many of his patients have commented on how much they appreciate his bedside manner and the level of care received.

  • byProf. Mark Emberton, Professor of Urology

    Mr Tet Yap is one of the young stars in andrology. He's a highly recommended specialist.

  • byMr Paul Cathcart, Urological Surgeon

    Mr Tet Yap is a specialist in andrology who is developing a national reputation.

  • byMr Suks Minhas, Urologist

    Recommended Urologist

  • byMr Ken Anson, Urological Surgeon

    Recommended Urologist

  • Address

  • Telephone consultation

    Available for patients, please call to arrange, GB, W1G 7AF

  • London Urology Associates

    18 Devonshire Street, London, GB, W1G 7AF

  • The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, GB, SW1W 8RH

  • Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, GB, W1U 5NY

  • London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, GB, SE1 2PR

  • The Harley Street Clinic Diagnostic Centre

    16 Devonshire Street, Marylebone, London, GB, W1G 7AF

  • Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

    Great Maze Pond , London, GB, SE1 9RT

  • About Mr Tet Yap

    GMC number: 4673475

    Year qualified: 1999

    Place of primary qualification: University of Cambridge

    Mr Tet Yap is a Consultant Urologist at St George's Hospital where he has helped set up a complex andrology interventions service that includes penile implant and reconstructive surgery. He also leads a South West London regional male fertility unit based at St George's & Croydon University Hospital and has been appointed to the Royal Marsden to set up their andrology unit, specifically the erectile dysfunction and infertility services. His areas of primary clinical interest include male fertility (including oncofertility), complex erectile dysfunction and reconstructive genital surgery.

    Mr Yap qualified from Cambridge University in 2000 and trained in the North Thames rotation including the University College London in Surgery & Urology, where he completed his research MD. He also trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Charing Cross Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital.

    Areas of expertise

    • Complex andrology
    • Complex erectile dysfunction
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Fertility
    • Men's health and testosterone
    • Implants and penile curvature
    • Male fertility (including onco-fertility)
    • Novel imaging techniques
    • Reconstructive genital surgery
    • Renal endoscopic procedures
    • Rigid and flexible upper tract endoscopy
    • Urinary tract infections

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    Andrology is quite a wide field. It has to do with the genito-scrotal area. There are a lot of different things like phimosis, tight foreskin, varicocele, which can cause infertility, and/or can also cause immense pain.

    One of the common conditions that I see is infertility. Many of the patients are couples who, after trying for a year or more without success to have a baby, do a semen analysis and find out there's a male factor involved.

    The second group of patients that I see come with penile curvature. They come in with either congenital penile curvature or penile curvature developed later in life.

    The third group of patients is men with erectile dysfunction. They can be young men or older men who have gradually developed erectile dysfunction or men who have unfortunately gone through surgery and then suffered erectile dysfunction.

    The most common group I see are the post prostate, surgery patients.

    The other big group of patients I treat is men with low testosterone. I evaluate them and see if they, in fact, need testosterone supplementation and evaluate if it's risky given the other things they are on and what their expectations are of having testosterone treatment.

    There's a certain term called andropause, which is similar to the menopause, and it involves men who develop symptoms of low testosterone as they grow older. It's a recognised phenomenon, but it's also undertreated.

    A specific group of patients with male infertility that I specialise in is men with the Klinefelter's syndrome. These patients have genetic problems with a need for a specific type of hormone stimulation, depending on the individual, to be able to stimulate sperm production prior to a sperm harvest.

    One of the most common operations I do is the microscopic sperm harvest, commonly called Micro-TESE. We have one of the highest success rates in the world for Micro-TESE. It's down to examining the patient correctly in terms of the hormones and the general assessment, the selection and, finally, the operation itself and the andrologist involved.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    I'm a specialist andrology surgeon. I deal with anything to do with the genito-scrotal area. My specialist interests are in minimally-invasive treatments for penile curvature. We're one of the biggest centres for intralesional treatment. We also treat penile curvature through other means like surgery.

    For erectile dysfunction, especially in the post-prostatectomy group, we have a very popular and well-researched penile rehabilitation programme, which I developed for our prostate cancer patients and that is now being used in most of the trusts.

    We have a finer variation of it for our patients in LUA because we have larger access to medication and intervention. It's a penile rehabilitation programme which, ultimately, if no medication or injections work, would lead to penile prosthesis surgery, which is something we offer.

    In terms of penile rehabilitation, we are introducing shockwave therapy in LUA. We will be one of the first to develop a shockwave protocol, specifically for more complex patients. We know that in simple erectile dysfunction without pathology such as diabetes and so on, shockwave therapy does work.

    In terms of microsurgery, we do a lot of fine work. Microsurgery is used, for example, to overcome blockages in the vas deferens in the genital tract, if you've had a vasectomy. If you want to reverse vasectomy, you do microsurgery to try and get the ends back together again.

    We use microsurgery as well for sperm retrieval in men who are infertile and can't produce any sperm or in men who have recurrent miscarriages when undergoing ICSI or IVF. We find that retrieving sperm from the testes might be even better for assisted reproduction than ejaculated sperm.

    Microsurgery is also used for varicocele repair.

    We also do testosterone therapy. I advise testosterone therapy across a wide range of patients. When I was in Royal Marsden, we developed a protocol to determine the best formulation of testosterone therapy for certain complicated groups of patients who have multiple side effects with certain testosterone supplementation.

    With respect to andropause, a large undiscovered number of men would require testosterone therapy.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    One of the biggest parts of what I do relates to male infertility. We are at the forefront of male infertility research and treatment. We have developed new ways to diagnose male infertility and the causes of, for example, the current failures of IVF and ICSI and miscarriages.

    Beyond the basic semen analysis, we have developed different techniques to optimise the success rate of sperm retrieval in men who do not produce sperm. 1% to 10% of those who are infertile actually do not produce sperm.

    We have developed strategic ways to improve the yield of sperm through a microsurgical sperm harvest. Our unit is one of the top units in the UK doing this at the moment.

    In terms of the other cutting-edge treatments, there is intralesional, minimally-invasive treatment for penile curvature.

    Shockwave therapy is something that is at the forefront of erectile dysfunction. Rather than targeting the symptoms of erection by giving tablets, what we do is we try and target the pathological cause of erectile dysfunction by stimulating the nerves of the blood vessels to regenerate.

  • Professional memberships

    Royal College of Surgeons of England
    British Association of Urological Surgeons
    European Association of Urological Surgeons
    American Association of Urological Surgeons