Mr Benjamin Lamb

  • MBBS, MA (Cantab.), PhD, FRCS (Urol.)
  • Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon

Overview

Ben is trained in general urology and has undertaken sub-speciality training in prostate cancer and bladder cancer. In addition, Ben is fellowship trained in robotic surgery and has performed over 300 robotic operations.

Ben sees patients with a range of symptoms, from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), symptoms of prostatism, urinary tract infections (UTI), testicular lumps and testicular pain, blood in the urine (haematuria) or semen (haematospermia). Ben also sees patients who may have no symptoms, for example men concerned about their PSA results, or wishing to find out about PSA test or prostate cancer, or any other urological problem.

Ben tailors his approach to robotic radical prostatectomy (RARP) according to his patients’ needs and always discusses the benefits and risks of strategies intended to improve recovery (e.g. nerve sparing, bladder neck sparing, urethral sparing, membranous urethral length, Retzius-sparing), and maximise the chance of cancer clearance (wide excision, non-nerve sparing) when planning surgery. Ben believes in a shared, holistic, patient-centred approach to surgical decision making that combines his professional expertise with those things that matter most to the patient.

Alongside his clinical practice ben has a research interest is multidisciplinary cancer teams, or MDTs, and he has written and presented work on decision making, non-technical skills, and leadership in MDTs. Ben also enjoys teaching medical students, doctors and allied healthcare professionals on a wide range of topics from communication skills to MDT working to Urological Sciences.

Awards received

  1. 1st Place ePoster Abstract. BSOT 2020. Bleeding risk post-bladder outflow obstruction
  2. Best Paper Presentation. BAUS Section of Oncology. 2019. Focusing MDT discussion on more complex urological patients; results of a multicentre cohort study
  3. Local Clinical Excellence Award. 2019
  4. Teaching Excellence Award. Cambridge University Clinical School. 2018
  5. Nominee for Junior doctor of the year. University College London Hospitals NHS Trust. 2016

Clinical interests

Prostate cancer
Bladder cancer
Testicular cancer
General urology
Lower urinary tract symptoms
PSA testing
Haematuria (blood in the urine)
Urinary tract infection (UTI) and cystitis
Erectile dysfunction
Scrotal swelling, lumps and pain
Robotic Surgery

Publications & affiliations

  1. Tayana Soukup, Benjamin W Lamb, Abigail Morbi, Nisha J Shah, Anish Bali, Viren Asher, Tasha Gandamihardja, Pascale Giordano, Ara Darzi, James SA Green, Nick Sevdalis. A multicentre cross-sectional observational study of cancer multidisciplinary teams: multilevel analysis of team decision-making across 3 tumours and 822 patients. Cancer Medicine.
  2. Soukup, T., Morbi, A., Lamb, B.W., Gandamihardja, T.A., Hogben, K., Noyes, K., Skolarus, T.A., Darzi, A., Sevdalis, N. and Green, J.S., 2020. A measure of case complexity for streamlining workflow in multidisciplinary tumor boards: Mixed methods development and early validation of the MeDiC tool. Cancer Medicine.
  3. Soukup, T., Lamb, B.W., Sevdalis, N. and Green, J.S., 2020. Streamlining cancer multidisciplinary team meetings: challenges and solutions. British Journal of Hospital Medicine DOI: 10.12968/HMED.2020.0024
  4. Habib, A., Connor, M.J., Boxall, N.E., Lamb, B.W. and Miah, S., 2020. Improving quality of life for Muslim patients requiring a stoma: A critical review of theological and psychosocial issues. Surgical Practice, 24(1), pp.29-36. DOI: 10.1111/1744-1633.12409
  5. Soukup, Tayana; Lamb, Benjamin W; Weigl, Matthias; Green, James SA; Sevdalis, Nick. An Integrated Literature Review of Time-on-Task Effects With a Pragmatic Framework for Understanding and Improving Decision-Making in Multidisciplinary Oncology Team Meetings. Frontiers in Psychology: 10;2019

Professional memberships

  1. British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
  2. European Association of Urology (EAU)
  3. British Medical Association (BMA)