Based in Southampton, South East England, Tim Dudderidge is a UK leader in prostate cancer management. He is one of only a handful of clinicians to combine an interest in imaging and precision diagnostics with skills in both focal therapy and robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery. He is the founder of The Focal Therapy Clinic.
Mr Dudderidge and his supporting team provided an excellent service from initial consultation, pre-operation, operation and aftercare. I was well informed of the options and process throughout. The nurses made my visit stress free and helped me feel very comfortable as someone who hadn’t had an operation before. I would thoroughly recommend Mr Dudderidge to anyone and I’m glad to have benefited from his expertise and professionalism.
I wanted to write to you with a very sincere thank you for all you have done over the last several months.
I found your confidence in the proposed treatment totally reassuring and I can say that I never had a sleepless night or troublesome day worrying about the fact that I had prostate cancer.
As to the specific procedure (and listening to others who have gone either the surgical route or taken the radio-therapy option) I am certain that in my case it was the right decision to go with HIFU. My thanks go also to Kirsten who looked after me very well.
With kind regards
After my prostatectomy at Spire Hospital Southampton in June 2017 I would like to thoroughly recommend Mr Tim Dudderidge who carried out my operation so well. Not only the operation, using his evident skill, experience, and the latest precision technology, but also the preparation discussions and the team approach to my care. This involved all disciplines and scans that might be needed to deal with my prostate cancer. So I had full confidence that the right approach was being taken, and I was fully involved at all stages.
My recovery has been quicker than I had expected, and while the first PSA test was clear I am on 3 monthly PSA tests to make sure.
I must also mention the efficiency and thoughtfulness of Kirsten Dittrich his practice manager, everything was arranged so expeditiously and smoothly. I could not have asked for more.
Well, here we are four months since my last installation and I have almost forgotten to let you know how things are going. Possibly, because I just do not think about my bladder these days.
It is difficult to find the words to describe the immense change in my life; from absolute despair that things were never going to improve, to the sheer joy of beginning able to embrace life again. I have no pain or discomfort, something I had put up with for four years. I sleep right through the night, no longer getting up two or three times a night to visit the bathroom. I can drink as much as I wish, without organising my life around where the nearest toilet is. It is a marvellous feeling.
I recently went to Iceland and undertook a four-hour walk across a glacier, an amazing experience, one I could not have considered this time last year – four hours without a comfort break! I do however worry that the share price of cranberry producers may slump due to the fact that I am no longer the world’s largest consumer of their products.
Please can you thank Mr Dudderidge on my behalf, for bringing such a change to my life. I had given up any hope of things ever improving. I am so pleased that he went ahead with the instillations, despite my doubts that they would be beneficial.
Thank you so much for all of your help and patience over the last year or so, you have been brilliant.
I wanted to write to convey my heart-felt gratitude for the caring medical attention I received from Mr Dudderidge, and the timely and comprehensive co-ordination and communications managed by Kirsten. From the initial consultation after my referral to Mr Dudderidge, he clearly explained the step-wise options available to investigate my symptoms [elevated PSA and urgency & frequency to urinate] in order to identify - or rule out - certain causes. As well as Mr Dudderidge’s verbal information at consultations and investigative procedures, he also provided printed reference sheets explaining the procedures so I felt prepared for what would happen and knowledgeable about each assessment’s purpose.
I was fortunate and grateful that having completed the full set of extensive assessments, no cause for my elevated PSA and symptoms was found. PSA has since returned to a non-clinically significant level and accompanying symptoms have disappeared. The important conclusion for me was that prostate cancer was not detected.
Mr O. Romsey
I think I cannot let the recent treatment and counselling fade into the distance without writing to you with a very sincere thank you for all you have done over the last several months.
I cannot say the processes has been a joy but I found your confidence in the proposed treatment totally reassuring and I can say that I never had a sleepless night or a troublesome day worrying about the fact that I had prostate cancer.
As to the specific procedure (and listening to others who have gone either the surgical route or taken the radio-therapy option) I am certain that in my case it was the right decisions to go with HIFU.
I am going to miss the first couple of races of the season but plan to be bother sailing single-handed in my Scow or crewing a larger boat shortly.
My thanks go also to Kirsten who looked after me very well – as I know she does you.
With kinds regards
Thank you both, Tim and Kirsten for arranging the surgery for my father and for your support throughout the process.
He is fully recovered and a new man!
Dear Mr Dudderidge.
It has been a privilege to have been under your care.
I liked your firm, confident, no nonsense approach, mixed with care and understanding of the patient concerns.
I hope you will continue your good work in one form or another until you are at least 81 years old like the writer, who continues to work full time in his profession as a consultant electrical engineer.
See below for a selection of news articles and interviews featuring Tim’s work.