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About Our Consultant


All your services will be personally provided by Mr Potluri and his dedicated team.

Mr Bernard Potluri qualified with a MB BS in 1977.  He then obtained masters in general surgery in 1981 and was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1989. Mr Potluri gained a diploma in urology from the Institute of Urology and University College, London in 1991.

Mr Potluri is fully registered with the General Medical council and is on the Specialist Register. He has been re-validated by the General Medical Council on 20/03/2013.

He is a member of several professional organisations including: British association of Urological Surgeons, European Association of Urology, and American Urological Association.

Mr Potluri has worked as a surgeon with the Ministry of Health for several years in Jamaica, West Indies. He obtained urological skills in India, Jamaica and further urology training in Scotland, as well as the Institute of Urology at the Middlesex Hospital, London. He has held a consultant post at Hairmyres and Monklands hospitals in Scotland during 1996-1997.

Mr Potluri was appointed to his present post with Princess Alexandra Hospital, Essex in 1997.  He was the clinical lead for urology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow during 2013- 2015. His special interests include urological cancers- prostate cancer diagnosis and management, erectile dysfunction, one stop prostate assessment, one stop Haematuria assessment, No scalpel Vasectomy (NSV), Micro-surgical vasectomy reversal.

He enjoys teaching junior doctors, nurses and general practitioners. Since being appointed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, the department has been recognised for specialist training in urology. Several of his trainees are presently working in various parts of UK as consultants.

Mr Potluri received awards for clinical excellence 4 times since 2001.

Excerpts from a recent independent colleague feedback survey:

"Very efficient and reliable consultant. Totally dedicated to his patients and committed to teach other doctors."

"He is well known in the area. It is not unusual you meet someone in the town who was successfully treated by Mr Potluri."

"I find Mr Potluri a very good colleague and a very supportive consultant for the department. I am not aware of any supervision of consultant colleagues but Mr Potluri is a very meticulous when assisting and supervising other doctors in the department and he is always helpful with an opinion about patient management and decisions. I do not have detailed information about Mr Potluri‚Äôs time management but I am of the impression that all matters are dealt with in a timely manner. "

"Excellent clinician and very good surgeon. communicates well with the team and very good standards for patient care."

"I do not have any concerns about Mr Potluri's competence, he gets on well within the team and communicates effectively."

"Bernard is an excellent colleague who communicates well with both patients and colleagues and is a great team member."

"Mr Potluri is an indispensable member of the medical community."

"Courteous, very good communicator, very professional Excellent time keeping for clinics/ops lists, etc. Always available for patient queries Good listener and very patient Pleasure to work with"

"Mr. Potluri is a very kind surgeon that I've ever known. He looks after his patients & colleagues very well."

"Mr Potluri is conscientious and has good clinical judgement."

"Bernard is conscientious and hardworking. Has very good knowledge in his own field as well as in information and technology. Very approachable and an excellent colleague."

"I have known Bernard for many years and worked within the same directorate. I respect his abilities and judgement in all clinical areas"

"As Clinical Lead Bernard, has been instrumental in improving the urology service and improving patient experience."

"Valued and respected colleague"

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