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Neil Barber

neil Neil Barber is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Frimley Park Hospital, The Woking Nuffield Hosiptal, Spire Clare Park Hospital in Surrey and a founding member of Urology Partners. All of the partners being experts in performing Greenlight XPS laser prostatectomy. He more recently has gained admitting rights to the Princess Grace Hospital as part of Greenlight Laser Associates.

He was instrumental in the introduction of the first Greenlight laser machine into the UK in 2002 and has been involved in its evolution ever since. He is a recognised authority on the procedure and has enthusiastically taught many other urologists the technique throughout the UK as well as lecturing on the technology and the surgical procedure all over the world. He has performed over 1000 procedures and already has a large volume experience of the new Greenlight XPS generator and the MOxY laser fibre.
'Neil’s other surgical interests all relate to minimally invasive surgery, his aim to deliver effective, safe surgical solutions whilst minimising hospital stay and ensuring a rapid return to normal activity.'
To that end he is also a recognised expert in other vaporization techniques including the Olympus plasma button or mushroom used in much the same way as the Greenlight laser, laparoscopic or key hole surgery and more recently robotic assisted key hole surgery using the Da Vinci robotic system. He is national lead for a study evaluating an even more minimally invasive device for the surgical treatment of the symptomatic prostate, the Urolift.
As a result, Neil lectures and teaches on this novel technique at both international and national level and has performed live surgery to large audiences in both Germany and Italy. He was the first to introduce the prostatic urethral lift procedure (PUL) using these implants to the NHS at Frimley Park Hospital and has now performed more than 120 procedures.

Richard Hindley

neil Richard Hindley is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Basingstoke Hospital, Spire Clare Park Hospital and The Hampshire Clinic. As a founding member of Urology Partners he successfully introduced the Greenlight laser technique into his private and NHS practices in 2005; performing the first Greenlight case in Hampshire in the same year. He is committed to teaching and training laser surgery using Greenlight having supervised training courses in Basingstoke and is now Course Director for the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS). Greenlight Laser Course. He has performed or supervised over 850 cases to date and continues to receive referrals from near and far.
'Richard believes that for a benign condition the side-effects of TURP are unacceptable and that too many Surgeon's offer Greenlight on their websites only to tell their patients they are not an ideal candidate - this is simply not true and may reflect a lack of experience.'
His expertise covers both benign and malignant conditions of the prostate having recently been coauthor of a paper published in Lancet Oncology regarding focal therapy for prostate cancer. This has received considerable media attention and in the past Richard has appeared on Sky News regarding both Greenlight and HIFU technologies.