About Mr Ken Anson

Mr Anson is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of urological conditions, ranging from simple urinary infections to the most complex case of kidney stones.

Mr Ken Anson is a nationally recognised key opinion leader. He embodies his patient-centred care mission across all aspects of his practice and is a high-volume surgeon with excellent clinical outcomes.

He has been providing world-class consultant-led care to urology patients for more than 23 years. He has developed and introduced many new surgical techniques to help serve patients who suffer from urinary tract stone disease (kidney stones), endourology and sepsis in his urology practice. Mr Anson’s strong interest in urology research has kept his urology private practice on the world map.

Mr Anson is a leading specialist in the treatment of many urological conditions, including urinary tract stone disease (kidney stones), ureteric obstruction, ureteric colic, laser surgery, lithotripsy (ESWL), endourology, urinary infections, sepsis, ureteric stents, haematuria and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Mr Anson is passionate about state-of-the-art technology and using minimally invasive surgical techniques to offer patients faster recovery times, lower surgical complication rates and an overall positive surgical experience.

He has published extensively on many areas of urology and lectures both nationally and internationally on these topics. Alongside his clinical work, Mr Anson has held important leadership roles at St George’s University Hospital, including serving as a Divisional Chairman for three years. He has been an Assessor for the Intercollegiate Examination in Urology and he serves as the Royal College of Surgeon’s representative on the Intercollegiate Board Urology and examines internationally. He has also been Clinical Lead for the Endourology Unit at St George’s University Hospital for a number of years.

Mr Anson has held several important national roles for the British Association of Urological Surgeons, including as a Trustee for several years and is a previous Secretary and Chair of the Section of Endourology. He is now the Treasurer and Trustee for the British Journal of Urology International.

Another passion of Mr Anson is teaching and training. He is a regular faculty member of national and international skills courses and is a Reader in Urology at St George’s University Hospital. Mr Anson also regularly contributes to media campaigns for the Urology Foundation charity.

Meet the wider team

Laura Allen

Laura Allen is Mr Anson’s PA and an integral part of the practice. Laura began her career in healthcare in 2007 and has a wealth of experience across a number of different specialties within both surgery and medicine. She is always on hand to help Mr Anson's patients and answer any questions.

Laura is a great asset to Mr Anson’s practice and is well versed in the worries and concerns often experienced by patients. No question is too small. If you have any concerns, please contact Laura who will be very happy to help.

Sam Applegate

Sam is a radiographer specialising in ESWL (lithotripsy). Lithotripsy is the breaking of kidney stones using pressure or shock waves. These waves are focused on to the kidney stone with the use of ultrasound and X-rays. The pressure waves reduce the kidney stone to a fine gravel which may be passed naturally in urine over a period of time, usually with no pain.

Sam has extensive experience in the treatment of kidney stones using lithotripsy. He is the lithotripsy lead at HCA Healthcare UK and is based at the same site as the Kidney Stone Clinic, 18 Devonshire Street. Sam works closely with Mr Ken Anson to deliver outstanding care for patients suffering from kidney stones.


Our clinic

Our mission is to provide patients with the greatest level of personalised care. We pride ourselves on offering the highest standard of private healthcare for patients in a unique, top-quality clinical environment. With specialised knowledge of urological conditions, we are able to offer the full spectrum of urological care, encompassing patient treatment in the outpatient, day surgery and hospital setting.

Follow Mr Ken Anson on YouTube

Take a look at Mr Anson’s YouTube channel talking all things kidney stones and urology.

Follow Mr Ken Anson on YouTube

Take a look at Mr Anson’s YouTube channel talking all things kidney stones and urology.

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