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Professor Francis Chinegwundoh MBE: Consultant Urological Surgeon, Harley Street, London

Mr Francis Chinegwundoh - consultant urologist
Mr Francis Chinegwundoh - consultant urologist

About Consultant Urologist Professor Francis Chinegwundoh

Professor Francis Chinegwundoh MBE MBBS  MS  MML(Medical Law) FRCS(Eng)  FRCS(Ed)  FRCS(Urol) FEBU has been a Consultant Urologist at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London and the London NHS Trust and Newham University Hospital NHS Trust since 1996 (since 1 April 2012 merged as Barts Health NHS Trust). He is a former Clinical Director of Surgery and Anaesthesia at Newham University Hospital NHS Trust. 

Visit Professor Chinegwundoh's web site.

He also has a private practice at 142-146 Harley Street, London and has admitting rights and appointments by arrangement at London Independent Hospital, BUPA Roding, London Clinic, Cromwell Hospital, London Bridge Hospital, Holly House Hospital and Wellington Hospital. 

Professor Chinegwundoh is also an honorary clinical senior lecturer at the University of London, a recognised teacher of the University of London, a visiting Professor in Urology to University Teaching Hospital of Enugu, Nigeria and formerly acting Medical Director of Newham University Hospital NHS Trust, London.

In November Professor Chinegwundoh appeared on the Sky comedy programme An Idiot Abroad 2. He gave the reluctant Karl Pilkington a prostate examination. View a clip of it on YouTube.

Urinary disease treatment in London

He deals with diseases of the urinary/reproductive tracts in men and with urinary disease in women and offers relatively new techniques eg TUNA (Transurethral Needle Ablation) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and TVT (Tension-free Tape) for urinary incontinence. 

Template transperineal prostate biopsies

Specialist offerings:

Template transperineal prostate biopsies.  A tertiary level referral practice for what is now the gold standard for establishing a diagnosis of prostate cancer.

PCA3 urine test.  This new test is becoming increasingly important in suggesting a diagnosis of prostate cancer.  He is at the forefront of research at Barts Health NHS Trust into the utility of this urine based test.

Prostate low dose rate brachytherapy.  He trained in Seattle where this treatment modality for prostate cancer was developed. He introduced it to the North East London Cancer Network.  He has a tertiary level referral practice.  A day case procedure with a rapid return to work with excellent cancer control. 

Prostate cryotherapy

Prostate cryotherapy.  Professor Chinegwundoh introduced this method of treating primary and recurrent prostate cancer into his institution.  He is an accredited trainer.  He has published the outcomes of treatment.  There are relatively few specialists in this treatment modality in the UK. 

PSA testing.  This is an area of complexity which Professor Chinegwundoh is well placed to guide patients in the merits of screening for prostate cancer.  He is a government advisor on prostate cancer (since 2007).

As an experienced consultant he deals with the following urological conditions:


  • Premature ejaculation
  • Erectile dysfunction – able to offer all the treatments available including penile implants
  • Testicular abnormalities including cancer
  • Scrotal swellings – such as hydrocele, epidididymal cysts, varicocele
  • Vasectomy
  • Reversal of vasectomy
  • Circumcision
  • Frenuloplasty – preserving the foreskin
  • Undescended testis
  • Male infertility – full assessment, sperm retrieval where warranted
  • Peyronies disease – including penile straightening surgery

General urology

  • Recurrent urinary tract infections – can offer intravesical treatment
  • Overactive bladder
  • Urinary symptoms assessment – including flexible cystoscopy and urodynamics
  • Urinary stone disease – including assessment, ureteroscopy, external lithotripsy
  • Haematuria (blood in the urine) – an emergency service
  • Urinary retention

He runs an emergency urology service 

Other expertise

  • He is in much demand for medico-legal work, with a national and international practice (Hong Kong, Australia, Ireland).  He completed a Masters in Medical Law at Glasgow University in 2010.
  • Research -  extensive experience, particularly in prostate cancer.

Further conditions available on www.urologyconsultant.co.uk.

He has published numerous papers and works with several charitable organisations.


2012  QiC Excellence in Oncology Award Winner for a project leading on a men’s community prostate clinic in Newham, London - saving lives section 


Nigerian Achievement Award


Award: Man of Merit, by The Executive Professional Network, UK


Travelling Fellowship of The Section of Urology of The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)


William Cook Travelling Fellowship


Ethicon Foundation Fund Travel Award



Visit Harley Street


  • Prostate
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Female urology
  • Imaging
  • Bladder cancer


  • 142-146 Harley Street
  • Barts Health NHS Trust



142-146 Harley Street
W1G 7LD  

Tel: 020 7935 0023

Private secretary: 020 8851 0849

Email: mail@urologyconsultant.co.uk

Web:    www.urologyconsultant.co.uk 



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