Secretary: Erika Jones
Secretary email: Erika.Jones@gstt.nhs.uk
Tel: 020 7188 6797
Fax: 020 7188 6787
Area of expertise: robotic and laparoscopic urology
Ben Challacombe was appointed to Guy's and St Thomas' in 2010 following his fellowship in Australia. His areas of interest are benign and malignant prostate disease and minimally invasive surgery for the upper urological tract.
Ben is the highest volume surgeon for robotic partial nephrectomy in the UK and also specialises in robotic radical prostatectomy, and robotic surgery for nephro-ureterectomy, pyeloplasty, adrenalectomy and nephrectomy, and Holmium laser prostatectomy (HoLEP). Ben has performed over 600 robotic procedures and 250 HoLEPS.
He runs the robotic fellowship programme and teaches robotics and HoLEP at the British and European Annual Urology meetings.
Ben is also involved in the academic and research programmes within the department. He has a Certificate in Education and is involved with both undergraduate and postgraduate urological teaching and is the Guy’s and St Thomas' surgical tutor for junior surgeons.
Education and training
- MBBS (hons) - United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, 1992-1998
- BSc (hons) in clinical anatomy and wound healing, 1995
- Master of Surgery (MS) degree in telemedicine and telerobotics, 2002-2003
- Clinical Fellowship in Urological Oncology including robotics and laparoscopy - Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia, 2008-2009.
robotic partial nephrectomy
robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy
holmium laser enucleation of the prostate
- laparoscopic nephrectomy
- dynamic prostate brachytherapy.
- clinical research and audit in robotic surgery
- simulation and validation
- sentinel node applications in urology
- telementoring in urology.
- over 140 peer reviewed papers on the US National Library of Medicine, Pubmed.
- over 200 international poster and podium presentations
- 15 book chapters and edited two books.