TFTC team contribute to landmark study showing oncological outcomes from focal therapy comparable to radical prostatectomy, Read Evidence,in the media and Recent Blog Post.

Alan Doherty, Urological Consultant MBBS, BSc, MD, FRCS (Urol), FEBU

Mr Alan Doherty completed his undergraduate training at Middlesex Hospital, London, before undergoing his surgical training at the Royal Marsden and Charing Cross Hospitals. Mr Doherty also studied at the Institute of Urology before taking up his position as a Consultant Urologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, in 2001. Queen Elizabeth Hospital is the largest urological cancer centre in the West Midlands. He is one of the most experienced surgeons in prostatectomy within the UK, having undertaken a total of more than 1,200 procedures. Mr Doherty was one of the first surgeons to carry out prostatectomy as a Laparoscopic Procedure. He has now completed 600 laparoscopic prostatectomies and is highly experienced in Nerve-Sparing techniques. Mr Doherty’s commitment to using minimally invasive techniques where appropriate includes all major specialties in urological surgery, including Laparoscopic Cystectomy (bladder removal) and Laparoscopic Nephrectomy (kidney removal), both of which are only performed by a small number of UK surgeons. He has published extensively on prostate cancer, including articles in the Lancet. Mr Doherty was recently voted one of the UK’s top ten prostate cancer surgeons in a poll of urologists for the Daily Mail.

You can hear Alan here in the fourth of our audio series, where he discusses the advances in imaging and radiology that now make focal therapy a preferable treatment to active surveillance.

Press play on the audio player below to hear the interview.

“HIFU is something people need to be aware of – I believe this treatment should be more widely available and more widely promoted. It wasn’t something suggested to me as a possibility by my urologist and I actually raised it myself. I would recommend HIFU and in fact have recommended it to others.”

Keith (The Focal Therapy Clinic Patient)

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