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Bernard Potluri: Consultant Urologist, Hertfordshire and Essex

Bernard Potluri
Consultant Urologist, Hertfordshire and Essex: Bernard Potluri

Consultant urologist in Hertfordshire and Essex specialising in urological cancers especially the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, one stop prostate assessment, one stop haematuria assessment, no scalpel vasectomy (NSV), and microsurgical vasectomy reversal.


Mr Bernard Potluri MS, FRCS, Dip.Urol has been a Consultant Urologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Essex since 1997. He obtained his MB BS in 1977 and a masters in general surgery in 1981. In 1989 he was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons followed by  a diploma in urology from the Institute of Urology and University College, London in 1991.

For several years, Mr Potluri worked as a surgeon with the Ministry of Health in Jamaica in the West Indies. He obtained urological skills in India, Jamaica, and further urology training in Scotland, as well as the Institute of Urology at the Middlesex Hospital, London. From 1996 to 1997 he was a consultant at Hairmyres and Monklands hospitals in Scotland.

Mr Potluri's areas of expertise include urological cancers, erectile dysfunction, one stop prostate assessment, one stop haematuria assessment, no scalpel vasectomy (NSV), and microsurgical vasectomy reversal.


He has special interests in the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer and is able to offer diagnosis of prostate conditions – including transrectal ultrasound, PSA profile, PCA-3 test, biopsy and brachytherapy. Mr Potluri obtained his brachytherapy training in Berlin in 2004 from Dr Henkel and Dr Kahman of 'Ambulantes Operationszentrum in Ullsteinhaus GmbH' who are one of the most experienced permanent Brachytherapy specialists in Europe. 


Mr Potluri carries out between 30-40 vasectomy reversal operations each year. He is also visiting surgeon for a vasectomy reversal clinic in South East England.


He enjoys teaching junior doctors, nurses, and general practitioners. Since he was appointed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, the urology department has been recognised as a specialist training centre in urology. Some of his trainees are now well established consultants in various institutions throughout the UK. Several of his GP trainees are now established local GPs offering excellent primary care services in urology.


As well as consultancy and training Mr Potluri has published several papers and given numerous presentations.

Treatments available

One stop Haematuria clinic (for blood in urine)

  • Consultation, Urine Cytology, Ultrasound,  and Cystoscopy
Bernard Potluri - prostate cancer test PCA3

Treatments for prostate cancer:


Treatments for BPH

  • Medical management
  • TURP
  • Laser Prostatectomy
  • Retropubic prostatectomy


Treatments for incontinence

  • Medical management
  • Macroplastique  injection


Treatments for impotence

Treatments for male infertility


Other services


Paediatric (children)

  • Circumcision, Fixation of testes, management of Bedwetting etc


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Herts and Essex Urology,
Rivers Hospital

High Wych Road



CM21 0HH


Tel: 01279602652, 0800 43 43 53  Freephone appointments line 


Fax: 01279602663 


Email: info@hertsandessexurology.co.uk

Web:   www.hertsandessexurology.co.uk




Conditions treated

Mr Potluri will accept referrals relating to all aspects of urology, including the following common concerns:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)/ enlarged prostate
  • Prostatitis
  • Bladder control problems
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Female urology
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Impotence/erectile dysfunction
  • Kidney stones
  • Bladder cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Male infertility
  • Peyronie's disease

Qualifications and memberships

Places of work

Private Practice


Rivers Hospital

Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 0HH

Tel: 01279 600282 (appointments via switchboard)

01279 602652 (appointments via secretary)

Appointments can be faxed to: 01279 602663

Appointments: Mon evening, Wed am, Sat am


Hertford clinic

Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 1LR 

Tel: 01279 602652 (appointments via secretary)

Appointments: By arrangement


Holly House Hospital

Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5HX  

Tel: 01279 602652 (appointments via secretary)

Appointments: By arrangement


NHS practice

Princess Alexandra Hospital

Harlow, Essex, CM20 1QX

Mrs Angela Beckett: 01279 827168


For private consultations or appointments in an emergency or at other locations please ring his secretary on 01279 602652.