Mr Benedict Blake-James is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he practices with a special interest in prostate disease and urological oncology (cancer) diagnosis and treatment. Surgical specialisation includes laparoscopic (keyhole) & robotic surgery.

Mr Blake-James qualified MBBS at the Royal Free Medical School in 1995. He completed specialist training in London which led to the award of FRCS(Urol) in 2011 (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons).

He has extensive experience in a broad variety of urological conditions gained in leading UK hospitals and has also performed a fellowship in cancer and trauma reconstruction at The Alfred Hospital in Australia.

He undertook a research degree at The Institute of Urology in London investigating prostate function.


Areas of specialist interest:

  • Prostate disease including prostate cancer and BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia)
  • Suspected urological cancer including elevated PSA and haematuria

Surgical specialism:

  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery
    • nephrectomy & nephro-ureterectomy
    • pyeloplasty
    • adrenalectomy
    • partial cystectomy & ureteral reimplantation
  • Enhanced recovery protocols
  • Endoscopic diagnostics and procedural work

Expertise and advice for:

  • Vasectomy
  • Foreskin problems & circumcision
  • Testicular & scrotal disorders

Consultations can be arranged at the Nuffield Health York Hospital through the administrative team there on 01904 715 111.

We will normally request a referral from your general practitioner, though if you are transferring from the NHS the existing referral and correspondence may suffice.

The clinic details and consultation fee can be obtained through the Nuffield hospital, but usually new appointments will be made to a face-to-face clinic and the standard new patient appointment fee is £200. Clinics are offered on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings.

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