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Clinical Leader

Ken Anson is a well respected clinical opinion leader. He embodies his patient-centred mission across all aspects of his practice. With over 23 years experience Ken remains a high volume surgeon with excellent clinical outcomes.


Mr Ken Anson

Mr Ken Anson is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of urological conditions ranging from a simple urinary infection to the most complex kidney stone.

Ken Anson is a Consultant Urological Surgeon who is a national expert in the management of urinary stone disease and upper tract obstruction. He has worked within the NHS at St George's University Hospital (where he is also a Reader in Urology) for the past 23 years.

"Mr Anson very supportive and inspired confidence" -

Verified Doctify Patient

Ken Anson is an internationally renowned kidney stone specialist.

Mr Ken Anson has been providing world class care to urology patients in the United Kingdom for over 23 years. He has developed and introduced many new surgical techniques to help serve patients who suffer from urological issues such as urinary tract stone disease (kidney stones), endourology and sepsis in his urology practice. Mr Anson’s strong interest in urology research has kept his urology private practice on the world map.

Mr Anson is a leading specialist in the treatment of many urological conditions including urinary tract stone disease (kidney stones), ureteric obstruction, ureteric colic, laser surgery, lithotripsy (ESWL), endourology, urinary infections, sepsis, ureteric stents, haematuria, benign prostate and Hhperplasia.

Mr Anson is passionate about state-of-the-art technology and using minimally invasive surgical techniques to allow patients faster recovery time, lower surgical complication rates and an overall positive surgical experience for his patients.

Ken has published extensively on many areas of urology and lectures both nationally and internationally on these topics. Alongside his clinical work Ken has held important leadership roles at St George's including serving as a Divisional Chairman for three years. He has recently been appointed as an Assessor for the Intercollegiate Examination in Urology and serves as the Royal College of Surgeon’s representative on the Intercollegiate Board Urology and regularly examines internationally as well. He has also been Clinical Lead for the Endourology Unit St George’s University Hospital for a number of years.


Mr Anson has held several important national roles for the British Association of Urological Surgeons, including as a Trustee for several years. He is now a Trustee for the British Journal of Urology International.

Another passion of Mr Anson is teaching and training. He is a regular faculty member of national and international skills courses and is a Reader in Urology at St George’s University Hospital. Ken also regularly contributes to media campaigns for the Urology Foundation charity.

Even after a busy day in his private practice, Mr Anson still manages to take some time for his sporting activities, which include fly fishing for trout and  salmon, skiing, sailing or walking his flat coat retriever!

Meet the wider team who work with Mr Anson at the Kidney Stone Clinic

Laura Allen

Laura Allen is Ken's PA and an integral part of the practice. Laura began her career in healthcare in 2007 and has a wealth of experience across a number of different specialities within both surgery and medicine. She is always on hand to help Mr Anson's patients and answer any questions. 

Laura is a great asset to Ken's practice and is well versed in the worries and concerns often experienced by patients. No question is too small - if you have any concerns please do contact Laura who will be very happy to help.

Sam Applegate

Sam is a radiographer specialising in ESWL or lithotripsy.

Lithotripsy is the breaking of kidney stones by pressure waves. These waves are focused on to the kidney stone with the use of ultrasound and X-rays. The pressure waves reduce the kidney stone to a fine gravel which may be passed naturally in urine over a period of time, usually with no pain.

Sam has extensive experience in the treatment of kidney stones using lithotripsy and is the lithotripsy lead at HCA Healthcare UK. Sam works alongside Ken to deliver outstanding care for patients suffering from kidney stones.

Lucy Nelson

Lucy looks after all aspects of the marketing and practice development from the website and digital side of things to organisation of GP meetings and networking.

Lucy has worked in healthcare since the start of her career and launched her own company specialising in digital marketing and practice development 5 years ago so is well versed in business growth and development.

Our Clinic

We pride ourselves on offering the highest standard of private healthcare for patients in a unique, quality clinical environment. With specialised knowledge of urological conditions, we offer a full spectrum of urologic care encompassing direct patient care in outpatient, day surgery, and hospital settings.

Ken Anson currently runs his private practice from 18 Devonshire Street and the Princess Grace Hospital.



  • “Coherent explanations, understanding, helpful, informative and clear with my plan of action.”
    Doctify Verified Patient
  • Fantastic. Very well explained and very informative as to the next steps in the procedure.
    Doctify Verified Patient
  • Wonderful service from Ken I felt very at ease within his consultation. He explained everything clearly and was super supportive.
    Doctify Verified Patient

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Take a look at Ken's YouTube channel talking all things kidney stones and urology.