Francis Chinegwundoh: Consultant Urological Surgeon, Harley Street, London
Consultant Urological Surgeon, Harley Street, London: Francis Chinegwundoh
About Consultant Urologist Francis Chinegwundoh
Mr 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. He was awarded an MBE in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours list, for his services to the NHS.
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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.
Mr 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 Mr Chinegwundoh appeared on the Sky comedy programme An Idiot Abroad 2. He gave the reluctant Karl Pilkington a prostate examination. View the video in the right hand section of this page
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. 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. Mr 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 Mr 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
- Reversal of vasectomy
- Frenuloplasty – preserving the foreskin
- Undescended testis
- Male infertility – full assessment, sperm retrieval where warranted
- Peyronies disease – including penile straightening surgery
- 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
- 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.
||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
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