About Freddie Banks

I was trained at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School. I completed my junior surgical training on the St Mary's Paddington rotation. My urology training started at Mount Vernon and Watford Hospitals under Mr John Crisp (who I have now succeeded). I completed 2 years of urological research as a Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellow at The Royal Free Hospital and University College London.This was predominantly into the causes of an overactive bladder and also into the mechanisms of sperm transport in man.

My urology training as a specialist registrar was on the North West London circuit which included The Hammersmith, Wexham Park, Watford, and St Marys Hospitals. I have then completed specialist paediatric and reconstructive urological post at Great Ormond Street, Southampton and University College Hospitals.

I have visited and been traind by Mark Fraundorfer and Peter Gilling at Tauranga in New Zealand who were the original pioneers of the HoLEP technique.

I also attended the Aarhus laparoscopy course in Denmark to improve my laparoscopic skills.