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Mr John Parkin

Consultant Urological Surgeon


Practices at: The Priory Hospital

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Personal Profile

Prostate specialist Mr John Parkin graduated from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in 1994, then undertook surgical training in Scarborough, Bristol and New Zealand.

This was followed by six years as a specialist registrar in Urology in the West Midlands including at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, working in general urology, endourology and laparoscopy. In 2005, Mr Parkin was elected to serve as a junior representative on the BAUS (British Association of Urological Surgeons) committee for endourology.

Mr Parkin has developed a special interest and expertise in laparoscopic surgery and the diagnosis and treatment of urological cancers. He has researched and published extensively, particularly on the use of laparoscopic techniques in urology.

He was a consultant urologist for Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust from 2009 until he moved to the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust in 2020 where he is part of the prostate cancer team developing expertise in the robotic surgical technique.

Clinical Interests

  • Urinary symptoms
  • PSA investigation
  • Prostate/Kidney/Bladder cancer
  • BPH surgery eg Green Light Laser
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Kidney stones
  • General urology eg scrotal surgery, circumcision, vasectomy

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Association of Urological Surgeons
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Defence Union