Mr Hama Attar MBChB MSc (Urol) FEBU FRCS (Urol)


General Urology



General Medical Council: 6027145


Kurdish, English, Arabic, Turkish


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Chelsea Outpatient Centre280 Kings Road, London, SW3 5AW

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital (Private)369 Fulham Rd, London, SW10 9NH





Mr Attar is a full-time Consultant Urological Surgeon at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Besides his experience in General and Diagnostic Urology, he subspecialises in the endourological management of complex kidney stones using minimally invasive techniques and laser technology as well as the diagnosis and laser treatment of kidney and ureteric urothelial tumours.

He finished his higher surgical training in London and spent his final year at University College London Hospital, where he received extensive training in treating urinary tract stones using minimally invasive techniques.

Mr Attar is active academically and has so far published over 30 scientific articles in various urological journals. He has presented his work in different international and national meetings and has participated in changing surgical practice.


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Publications in Scientific Journals:

1. An Unusual Case of Pure Testicular Seminoma in a 92 year old Patient: a Case report Denning C, Tay LJ, Attar KH (WJCU 2017)

2. Long term Outcomes of Augmentation Ileocystoplasty in Spinal Cord Injured Patients: a Minimum of 10-year Follow-Up. Gurung P, Attar KH, Abdul-Rahman A, Morris T, Hamid R, Shah PJR. BJU Int. 2012. PMID: 21851549

3. Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumour of the Spermatic Cord. Gurung P, Attar KH, Peters JL. Int J Urol 2010: 17(7): 679-80. PMID: 20482657

4. Clearance After Vasectomy: Has the Time Come to Modify The Current Practice? Attar KH, Gurung P, Holden S, Peters JL, Philp T. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2010; 44(3):147-50. PMID: 20201750

5. Long Term Outcome of Tension-Free Vaginal Tape for the Treatment of Stress Incontinence In Females with Neuropathic Bladders. Abdul-Rahman A, Attar KH, Hamid R, Shah PJR. BJU Int.2010;106(6):827-30. PMID: 20132201

6. The Relationship between Bladder Management and Health-related Quality of Life in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury in the UK. Liu CW, Attar KH, Gall A, Shah J, Craggs M. Spinal Cord. 2009;48(4):319-24. PMID: 19841636

7. Polydimethylsiloxane in the Treatment of Sphincter Weakness Incontinence in Men with Spinal Cord Injury: Long-Term Follow-Up. Attar KH , Gurung P, Hamid R, Wood S , Shah PJR. BJUMS 2008;1(2):63-66

8. Kidney Salvage Using the Fibrinogen- and Thrombin-coated Sponge TachoSil during Nephron-Sparing Surgery for the Resection of Large Renal Tumours. Attar KH, Namasivayam J, Green J, Peters J. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2008 Jul; 90(5):W8

9. The Urological Management of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury. Attar KH, Shah PJR. Saudi Urological Association Newsletter Dec 2008;2(2):3-4

10. The First Semen Analysis after Vasectomy: Timing and Definition of Success. Attar KH, Holden S, Peters J and Philp T. BJU Int. 2007; 100(3):700-1. PMID: 17669151.

11. Robotic Anderson-Hynes Pyeloplasty: 5-year Experience of One Centre. Attar KH, Webster G. Surgeon’s News

12. Increasing Safety While Decreasing Stress at Radical Prostatectomy: a Novel Use of the Scrubbing Sponge. Rowe EW, Attar KH, Karim O. BJU Int. 2004; 94(1):188-9.PMID: 15217459

13. Adding Space and Colour, Without Tying a Knot, at the Bladder Neck-Urethral Stump Anastomosis during Radical Prostatectomy. Rowe EW, Attar KH, Karim OM. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2004; 7(3):268-9. PMID: 15249930

14. Trans-Rectal Ultrasound-guided Biopsy of the Prostate: Nationwide Diversity in Practice and training in the United Kingdom. Lee G, Attar K, Laniado M, Karim O. Int Urol Nephrol. 2007; 39(1):185. PMID: 17268896

15. Diagnosis and Management of Prostatitis: a Urological Challenge. Attar KH, Hamid R, Peters J. Trends Urol Gyn Sex Health. 2007; 12(4):26-30

16. Safety and Detailed Patterns of Morbidity of Transrectal Ultrasound guided Needle Biopsy of Prostate in a Urologist-led Unit. Lee G, Attar K, Laniado M, Karim O. Int Urol Nephrol. 2006; 38(2):281-5. PMID:16868698

17. Treating Co-Existent Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/ Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Erectile Dysfunction in the aging men. Blake-James B, Attar KH, Emberton M. Aging Health. 2007; 3(2): 191-200

18. Secondary Polycythaemia Associated with Unilateral Renal Cystic Disease. Blake-James B, Attar KH, Rabbani S, Yeghen T, Owen R, Peters. J. Int Urol Nephrol. 2007; 39(3):955-8. PMID: 16835724

19. Folding the Flow Rate: a Simple Method to Display and File the Uroflowmetry Tracing. Attar KH, Rowe E, Karim O. Int Urol Nephrol. 2004; 36(4):533-6. PMID: 15787331

20. The Secret of the Phantom Stone: a Case Report. Attar KH, Lee G, Rowe E, Hudd C. Int Urol Nephrol. 2004; 36(1):27-8.

21. Case Report: Minimally Invasive Treatment of an Unusual Obstructive Ectopic Upper Pole Ureter. Lee G, Attar KH, Hudd C. Int Urol Nephrol. 2004; 36(1):21-2.

22. Rare Species of Actinomyces as Causative Pathogens in Breast Abscess. Attar KH, Waghorn D, Cunnick G. Breast J. 2007 Sep-Oct; 13(5):501-5. PMID: 17760673

23. Capsular Flap for Correction of Contour Deformities of the Breast. Imran D, Javaid M, Lewis D, Attar KH. Ann Plast Surg. 2005 Jun; 54(6):662-3. PMID: 15900156

24. An Anomalous Muscle Mimicking a Dorso-Radial Ganglion as a Cause of Radial Wrist Pain. Imran D, Avarmidis M, Attar KH. Hand Surg. 2006; 11(1-2):47-9. PMID: 17080528

25. Vacuum-assisted Closure (VAC) Therapy in the Management of Digital Pulp Defects. Attar KH, Imran D, Iyer S Acta Chir Plast. 2007; 49(3):75-6. PMID: 1805158

26.  Grafting Posterior Tibial Nerve with Ipsilateral Sural nerve Cables in Leg Re-Plantation- a Common Sense Approach. Imran D, Attar KH. Acta Chir Plast. 2007; 49(3):63-5. PMID: 18051584

27. The Cosmetic Bladder. Patki P, Attar KH, Shah PJR. Charter Continence Care. Issue 14, 2008

28. Prostate Cancer’. Attar KH. Men’s Health Magazine. February Edition, 2008.

29. Laparoscopic Clam Ileocystoplasty: Technical feasibility ad Reduced Morbidity. Patki P, Attar KH, Patel K, Kirker D, Desai M, Shah J. Journal of Urology 2008;179(4):240-242

30. The Role of Ultrasound in the Urological Surveillance of Spinal Cord Injured Patients. Gurung P, Abdulrahman A, Attar KH et al. Journal of Urology. 2009; 181(4):934


Medical Procedures

Procedures for kidney stones/ cancer (TCC)

Flexible ureteroscopy-renoscopy (URS) and laser treatment of kidney stones

Percutaneous (key-hole) removal of stones from kidney (PCNL)

Rigid ureteroscopy and laser treatment to ureteric stones

Insertion of ureteric stent for ureteric stones

Shockwave lithotripsy for kidney and ureteric stones (ESWL)

Rigid and flexible ureterorenoscopy for renal and ureteric TCC

Ureteric stricture balloon dilatation


Bladder procedures:

Cystoscope (inspection of bladder)- rigid and flexible

Bladder tumour resection (TURBT)

Cystoscopy and laser treatment of bladder stones

Cystoscopy and retrograde studies of ureter

Cystoscopy and insertion of ureteric stent

Cystoscope and dilatation of urethra (water pipe)

Cystoscopy and hydrodistension of bladder


Bladder Instillations

Intravesical Mitomycin C

Intravesical BCG

Intravesical Cystistat for painful bladder conditions


Catheter procedures

Management of catheter problems

Insertion of suprapublic catheter surgery (SPC)

Self catheterisation in men and women

Trial of catheter removal

Urodynamic studies (pressure tests on the bladder)


Prostate operations:

Resection of prostate for benign disease and prostate cancer (TURP)

Bladder neck incision


Operation on testicle



Frenuloplasty/ preputioplasty

Removal of testicle (for testicular cancer- orchidectomy)

Repair of Hydrocele

Varicocele surgery

Insertion of artificial testis  (prosthesis)

Fixation of undescended testis (orchidopexy)

Removal of epipidymal cyst

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Special Interests

  • General Urology
  • Diagnostic Adult Urology
  • Endourology and Laser
  • Stone Surgery
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
  • Upper Tract TCC
  • Upper Tract Stricture Disease


Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)

Member of the BAUS Section of Endourology

Member of the European Board of Urology

Member of the Royal Society of Medicine

Member of the Medical Defence Union



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