Mr Pete Acher was appointed as a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Southend University Hospital in 2011 following comprehensive training on the South Thames part of the London Specialist Registrar rotation. Prior to this he studied at Cambridge University and undertook a PhD on the subject of prostate cancer brachytherapy. In 2010 he received a commendation at the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine Young Trainee of the Year Awards.
Mr Acher manages general urology, urinary stone disease, problems with urinary flow and urological cancers.
In his NHS role, Mr Acher has set up an advanced Prostate Diagnostic services incorporating multiparametric MRI and comprehensive transperineal prostate biopsy- this has reduced infections and inconclusive transrectal biopsy, and most importantly is preferred by patients. He has also introduced short stay laser prostate surgery for benign prostate problems and manages kidney stones.
Pete Acher believes in evaluating outcomes and contributing to published literature. He presents and teaches at international meetings and has received numerous prizes for his work. His clinical approach to patients is that they should receive the best available and up-to-date evidence-based care.
Prostate disease, prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, laser prostate surgery, endourology, stone diesease, general urology