Consultant Urologist Alan Doherty, who practices at BMI Fitzroy Square Hospital, has been chosen as one of the UK’s top ten outstanding prostate cancer surgeons in a survey conducted by the Daily Mail.
The survey, which canvassed 40 leading urologists, asked just one simple question: If your own nearest and dearest required prostate cancer surgery, to whom would you refer them and why?’
The surgeons named Mr Doherty as one of their top 10. In the Daily Mail article that announced the survey result, fellow surgeons said the following of Mr Doherty: “He has excellent, published results with the huge number of keyhole surgery operations he’s performed. This means he’s aiming for transparency with his results. He thinks about the anatomy and plans his surgery precisely, being very careful with tissues to preserve the nerves.”
Mr Doherty commented, “I was very pleased to receive this vote of confidence from my fellow urologists and to see recognition of my commitment to publishing results and constantly refining surgery in order to achieve the best possible results for patients.”
Jane Rooney, Executive Director of Fitzroy Square Hospital added: “Prostate cancer surgery is a very complex specialty, which not only requires great experience but also a vast amount of skill to ensure patients receive the best possible outcomes. We are very pleased that a consultant at Fitzroy Square Hospital has received national recognition for their work from colleagues in their field and are very proud to have him at our hospital. This is a fantastic honour for Mr Doherty and very much deserved. He is a brilliant consultant and highly respected by colleagues, staff and patients alike.”
Mr Doherty completed his undergraduate training at The Middlesex Hospital before undergoing his surgical training at the Royal Marsden and Charing Cross Hospitals in London. He also studied at The Institute of Urology before taking up his position as a consultant urologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, the largest urological cancer centre in the West Midlands, in 2001.