The Urology Team
Besides providing general urological expertise, all Consultants have areas of further specialisation / interest to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.
Robyn Webber Consultant Urologist (Clinical Lead)
Ian Mitchell, Consultant Urologist
Khalid Janjua, Consultant Urologist
Alex Chapman, Consultant Urologist
Feras Al Jaafari, Consultant Urological Surgeon
Mr Feras Al Jaafari is a consultant urologist at NHS Fife with a special interest in Endourology and LASER prostate surgery. He was awarded medical degree (MD) and completed basic surgical training at “Gr T Popa” university in Iasi, Romania. He completed his urological training in the East of England region having had a broad exposure to endourology, uro-oncology and robotic surgery.
He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) and a fellow of the European Board of Urology (FEBU). He developed a sub-speciality interest in stone pathology and LASER prostate surgery.
His training included a uro-oncology fellowship to “UZ Leuven University Hospital” in Belgium, and multiple visits to leading European training centres sharpening his skills in endourology and LASER prostatectomy (PCNL, anatomical GreenLight PVP, GreenLEP, HoLEP). He is a keen surgical trainer and KTP-180Watt GreenLight LASER proctor.
At NHS Fife he offers all aspects of stone management (Flexible Uretero-renoscopy, standard and mini-PCNL, multidisciplinary metabolic assessment), LASER prostate surgery (XPS Greenlight LASER and HoLEP), extra-anatomical urinary diversion for benign and malignant ureteric strictures, general and diagnostic urology. He holds a black belt in Shotokan karate and gets quite competitive when it comes to table tennis.
Petros Tsafrakidis, Consultant Urological Surgeon
Mr Petros Tsafrakidis is a consultant Urological Surgeon with specialist interest in andrology (men's sexual health, erectile dysfunction, dry orgasm, benign penile curvature) and urethral reconstruction (lower urinary symptoms due to congenital or traumatic urethral scarring) and benign prostate enlargement.
He is the leading clinician for the Urolift service offered for the first time in NHS Scotland.
It is a new technology for minimally invasive prostate surgery for patients with urinary symptoms due to prostate enlargement where the patient can be discharged on the same day without the need of catheterisation.
Alternatively, Green light LASER prostatectomy can also be offered for suitable cases. The green light LASER evaporates the prostate instead of resecting it and can improve patient experience and surgical outcome in terms of hospital length of stay, post-operative symptoms and recovery period.
Mr Tsafrakidis is also leading the template prostate biopsy Service for Fife.
This type of prostate biopsy is performed as a day case under general anaesthesia and allows better access and mapping of the prostate gland therefore improving prostate cancer detection rates and improves surgical outcomes.