Mr John Donohue

Mr John Donohue
MB BCh BAO, FRCSI, FRCS(Urol), Consultant Urological Surgeon

Expert in

Prostate cancer

Interested in

Pelvic oncology, Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy



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Mr John Donohue is a consultant urological surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust with a specialist interest in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. He qualified from Trinity College Dublin and did his basic surgical training in Dubllin.

After completing his advanced urology training in Birmingham and London, he spent 2 years as a fellow in New York at the world renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In addition to core urology, his main area of interest is pelvic oncology and in particular laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, having spent 6 months in France, including the Montsouris Institute in Paris, acquiring this challenging skill.

Mr Donohue is an expert on the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer and has developed a website to assist patients in decision making in this very complex and often confusing area. He uses the latest technology (MRI scanning and template fusion biopsy) to help with the diagnosis of prostate cancer. In contrast to the majority of cancers, there may be less urgency in deciding a treatment programme for localised prostate cancer.

This allows patients time to come terms with the diagnosis and choose a treatment plan. He was the first surgeon in the UK to use the Argus adjustable male sling for men with incontinence following prostate surgery.

Expertise and interests


  • Oncology - Surgical; Urinary Tract Disorders
  • Prostate Disease including prostate cancer
  • Laparoscopic Procedures (keyhole surgery)
  • Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy - DaVinci; BPH
  • Prostatism; TURP; Vaporisation of Prostate in Saline
  • REZUM Steam treatment to Prostate; Circumcision
  • Scrotal and Testicular Swellings; Pelvic Oncology
  • Bladder Cancer; Endourology; Kidney Stones
  • Vasectomy; Reversal of Vasectomy
  • Cystitis; UTI; Interstitial Cystitis
  • Sling Surgery for Male Incontinence; SpaceOar.

Awards received

  • The Malcolm Coptcoat Memorial Fund Educational grant for traveling fellowship – 2005
  • Prostate Research Campaign UK Educational grant for traveling fellowship - 2005
  • Good Hope Hospital Research Day Second prize – 2000
  • Dublin GUT Club Annual Meeting Best presentation - 1995
  • Dublin University Anatomy Undergraduate Study First prize - 1989

Professional memberships

  • BAUS
  • Irish Society of Urology