The Urology Foundation - kidney issues


Ask The Expert - The Urology Foundation and talkhealth teamed up to offer our community the opportunity to put their questions to our panel of urology experts regarding kidney issues.  

Leading experts Mr Ken Anson, Mr Ben Challacombe and Prof Bhaskar Somani joined us to give advice on all things related to the kidneys, including treatment options and tips on keeping our kidneys healthy. The clinic is now closed but you can view the questions and answers here.

The Urology Foundation is the only UK charity committed to ending the suffering caused by all urology disease so people can live their lives well. We work to ensure that those with a cancer or condition of the kidney, bladder, prostate or male reproductive organs can have access to the best patient care and the very latest treatments. We do this through the investment of urology research and specialist urologist and nurse training to achieve our mission of preventing, treating and, one day, curing all urological diseases. To find out more about our work, click here

Medical Experts

  • Mr Ken Anson

    Consultant Urological Surgeon

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  • Mr Benjamin J Challacombe

    Consultant Urological Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer with ...

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  • Professor Bhaskar Somani

    Professor of Urology and Consultant Endourologist

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