Mr Alan Doherty

(Clinical Director)

Mr Alan Doherty is one of the UK’s most renowned prostate cancer specialists.

He has completed one of the largest caseloads of prostatectomies in the UK, undertaking more than 3,000 operations. He is recognised for his expertise in nerve-sparing techniques, reducing the risk of erectile dysfunction and incontinence from prostate cancer surgery. Mr Doherty has published extensive results from his nerve-sparing procedures. He was voted one of the UK’s top ten prostate cancer specialists in a national poll of consultant urologists published in the Daily Mail.

Mr Doherty came up with the original idea for, and led the development of, a live prostate cancer results centre allowing patients to track their individual recovery and compare outcomes in a clear and meaningful way. This innovation has been shortlisted for a prestigious Health Service Journal award.

Mr Doherty is a recognised UK expert in keyhole surgery, having performed more than 1,200 prostatectomies laparoscopically. Mr Doherty was also one of the first surgeons in the UK to perform laparoscopic cystectomy (bladder removal) and laparoscopic nephrectomy (kidney removal). Both procedures are acknowledged as being extremely technically demanding.

Mr Doherty also specialises in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or the enlarged prostate, using GreenLight laser surgery, an effective, minimally-invasive treatment option. Mr Doherty has completed more than 500 GreenLight laser procedures, is a national trainer in the technique and is one of a small number of surgeons using the ‘third generation’ XPS laser technology.

Mr Doherty trained at The Middlesex Hospital, the Royal Marsden, Charing Cross Hospitals and the Institute of Urology before taking up his position as a consultant urologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in 2001. He has published extensively, including articles inThe Lancet.

In this short film, Mr Doherty describes a major area of his work, prostate cancer surgery and his drive to achieve the best outcomes for patients

 

Specialities
  • Prostate diagnosis and PSA
  • General urology and GreenLight laser for BPH
  • Prostate Cancer Treatment
Mr Alan Doherty, clinical director Birmingham Prostate Clinic

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Mr Alan Doherty's Blog

Myth-busting and some simple truths about preventing kidney stones
I see a lot of patients who come to me when they pass a stone or need to have a procedure to have removal of one.  My heart is with them, as they describe the experience as the most severe pain in th ... Read More
What every patient should know: there are TWO, not one prostate cancer operations
By Alan Doherty, consultant urologist, BPC In almost everything I read about prostate cancer, the discussion is about the operation for cancer of the prostate, medically termed the radical prostate ... Read More
Understanding and choosing between the different treatments for the enlarged prostate (BPH) 
By Alan Doherty Until quite recently, men seeking treatment for BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) had just two options: medication or the TURP procedure. This was a stark choice; medication is not ... Read More
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