About Matt Hotston - Urologist

Following his surgical training in the Midlands, Matt undertook a 2 year Urology MD research degree at The Bristol Royal Infirmary. He was then fortunate to commence his Specialist Urology Training in London at The Royal Marsden Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital, and then transferred to the South West with his family, and completed his urological training in Cheltenham and Bristol. During this period he was able to gain significant experience in laparoscopic surgery, laser stone surgery, paediatric urology, as well the management of male and female lower urinary tract problems.

Matt has been a practising consultant Urologist at Royal Cornwall Hospital since 2012, and The Duchy Hospital since 2013.

He has always been interested in minimally invasive treatments for urology patients, and he was the first surgeon to offer the Urolift procedure in Cornwall. This fantastic daycase prostate procedure approved by NICE is a new alternative to medication and the traditional ‘TURP’ operation, takes around 10-15 minutes to perform under sedation / local anaesthetic. Since 2017, Matt has performed over 80 of these successful procedures. As this has revolutionised the approach to treating men with prostate-related symptoms he has drawn significant media attention, including featuring on BBC Spotlight news, BBC Radio Cornwall, and interviewed for Cornwall Living Magazine.

Matt created a specific online video for Duchy patients and GP’s regarding the Urolift procedure which you can watch by clicking play.

Throughout his training, research, and consultant career Matt has been actively involved in research and education. He has published 22 peer reviewed articles on a wide variety of topical urological issues, including robotic surgery, prostate and bladder cancer, and erectile dysfunction, and written chapters in urology textbooks. He has also presented his MD research in many European conferences. He is currently a regular reviewer for a popular GP journal and Journal of Clinical Urology.

Matt was the Medical School Lead for Urology for 8 years, and is currently the Paediatric Urology Lead and Governance Lead at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro. He provides regular teaching seminars for patient groups and GPs on the management of prostate related problems, and common paediatric urological conditions.

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