About Mr Ben Eddy FRCS (Urol), MRCS, MBBS, BSc

Professional profile

Mr Eddy

Ben was appointed Consultant Urological Surgeon and Kent and Canterbury Hospital, East Kent Hospital Trust in June 2010. He has a specialist interest in Uro-oncology focusing his training on minimally invasive techniques for the surgical treatment of Urological Cancers. In 2002 he was appointed Specialist Registrar in Urology in the South Thames region and trained in General Urology and Laparoscopy in Hospitals in and around London.
To complete his training, in January 2008 he embarked on a 15 month International Fellowship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital specialising in Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery. Over this time he learnt Robotic radical Prostatectomy and has been able to bring these skills back to the UK. In March 2011 he was given the go ahead to set up a robotic service for patients in Kent and performed the first Robotic procedure in the department in May 2011. To date he has experience of over 500 cases and is a recognised trainer and national mentor for robotic surgery. He is married with three children and lives locally in Canterbury.

Education

October 2002 – April 2009
Specialist Registrar Urology, South Thames Region
Sept 1990 –June 2000
UMDS, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School
Sept 1983 – June 1989
Millfield School, Somerset

Qualifications

  • FRCS (Urol) – November 2006
  • MRCS – June 2000
  • MBBS – June 1996
  • BSc – June 1993

Year of first medical qualification

1996

Current Appointment June 2010 – Present

Consultant Urologist at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust based at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital.

Previous Appointment June 2009 – June 2010

Locum Consultant Urological Surgeon, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Special clinical interests

  • Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Benign Prostatic Conditions including BPH and Prostatitis
  • Erectile dysfunction and Urinary Tract infections

Current membership(s) of professional,
national and regional bodies

  • British Association of Urological Surgeons
  • European Association of Urology
  • General Medical Council
  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons(England)
  • Medical Defence Union