Mr Peter Acher

Mr Peter Acher

Consultant Urological Surgeon

Specialises in

  • Bladder investigations
  • Bladder lesion removal
  • Prostate surgery and laser prostate surgery
  • Kidney stones treatment
  • Cancer tests
Make an enquiry Book online

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital
Tel:Tel: 01277 232525
Clinic times:
Thursday (alternate): 8.30am - 9.30am
Thursday (alternate): 8.30am - 10.30am
Spire Wellesley Hospital
Tel:Tel: 01702 462944
Clinic times:
Monday (first): 2.15pm - 5.30pm
Monday: 6pm - 9pm

An initial consultation with Mr Peter Acher is from £200.

Back to top

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Peter Acher at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • SpaceOAR insertion prior to radiotherapy
  • Advanced prostate diagnostics (MRI and transperineal biopsy)
  • Management of PSA
  • Laser surgery for prostate disease - Holmium laser enucleation of prostate (HoLEP)
  • Testicular implants
  • Kidney stone treatments
  • Referral for MRI scan (magnetic resonance imaging scan)
Back to top

Professional profile

I was appointed as a consultant urological surgeon in 2011 with specialist expertise in prostate diagnostics and treatment, management of stone disease and general urology.

I specialise in general urology with specific interests in advanced prostate diagnostics for raised PSA, incorporating multi-parametric MRI and comprehensive transperineal prostate biopsy - this has reduced infections and inconclusive transrectal biopsy, and most importantly is preferred by patients, short stay and day case laser prostate surgery (HoLEP) for urinary symptoms, management of kidney stones, and general urology including local anaesthetic circumcision, investigation of blood in the urine and testicle/ scrotal conditions.

This was following comprehensive training on the South Thames part of the London Specialist Registrar rotation. Prior to this I studied at Cambridge University and undertook a PhD on the subject of prostate cancer brachytherapy. In 2010 I received a commendation at the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine Young Trainee of the Year Awards.

I currently carry out approximately 100 HoLEP (holmium laser enucleation of the prostate) procedures a year with 40% of patients as day cases and 80% discharged within 23 hours of surgery. I accommodate all sizes of prostate. I carry out a similar number of stone procedures per year. I lead the prostate diagnostic/raised PSA service at Southend with over 800 patients now evaluated.

I regularly teach on several courses including, Cambridge MRI prostate, Guy's prostate diagnostics, BAUS annual courses on HoLEP and prostate diagnostics, visiting faculty to Sri Lanka. I also established and convene the Transition course for senior urological registrars.

My clinical approach to patients is that they should receive the best available and up-to-date evidence-based care.

General Medical Council Number: C4636951

Back to top

Get in touch


Marketing Information

Spire would like to provide you with marketing information about products and services offered by Spire and by selected third-party partners. If you do not consent for us to process your personal data for marketing activities, we will still be able to contact you about your enquiry.

We may contact you by email, SMS or phone about your enquiry. If we try to contact you by phone (mobile and/or landline) and you are not available, we may leave you a voicemail message. We may also use your details to contact you about patient surveys we use for improving our service or monitoring outcomes, which are not a form of marketing.

Additional information

Clinical interests

Bladder/ kidney stone disease
Erectile dysfunction
Prostate cancer
Urinary tract infections
Urological cancers

Special Clinical Interests: Prostate cancer diagnostics including MRI-guided transperineal prostate biopsy; Prostate brachytherapy: Laser prostate surgery (HoLEP) and management of male urinary symptoms and laser stone surgery.

Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / UMDS Guy's and St Thomas', London / 1999
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MA / Queens' College, Cambridge University / 2000
Master of Arts

PhD / King's University, London / 2010
Doctor of Philosphy

PGCAP / King's Institute of Learning and Teaching / 2010
Postgraduate certificate in academic practice

FRCS (Urol) / Fellowships of the Royal College of surgeons / 2011
Awarded at the end of higher specialist training in Urology

Professional memberships

British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
European Association of Urology (EAU)
General Medical Council (Member number 4636951)

Professional leadership

Co-Clinical lead for the Urology Department at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Southend Lead for the Local Multidisciplinary Cancer Team and for Urological Audit

Back to top

Research and publications

I strongly believe in evaluating outcomes and contributing to published literature. I regularly present and teach at international meetings and have received numerous prizes for my work. Current research is based on the the use of multiparametric MRI in the evaluation of prostate cancer allowing targeted biopsy and treatment. Since 2010 I have published in the BJU International, Urology, Journal of Urology, Journal of Endourology.

An up-to-date list of my publications


Diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) prostate imaging reporting and data system (PI-RADS) scoring in a transperineal prostate biopsy setting
May 2015

Current NHS posts

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Personal profile

I live with my family and chickens in Brentwood. I enjoy outdoor challenges, particularly if they involve cycling across Scotland, and when time allows, golf and sailing.

Financial interests

Mr Peter Acher: Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc

Contact information

Back to top