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Tev’s Biography

Tev moved from New Zealand to the UK to be the Clinical Fellow in Uro-oncology at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) in 2003. The following year he was appointed as a Consultant Urological Surgeon. During his training in NZ he spent a year learning Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) from the urologists who invented it. 

In 2004, Tev introduced HoLEP at CUH where it rapidly became, and remains, the treatment of choice for the majority of men seeking a surgical treatment for urinary symptoms or retention. CUH was one of the first centres in the UK to offer HoLEP.

Tev is the most experienced HoLEP surgeon in the UK, and has performed more than 2,100 procedures. He is frequently invited to lecture on HoLEP in the UK and abroad and has convened annual HoLEP courses at CUH since 2015, where hundreds of delegates have learned how to perform HoLEP. He has demonstrated live laser prostate surgery (including the world’s first thulium laser enucleation of the prostate) on more than 30 occasions at conferences throughout the world. He also has experience with other forms of benign prostate surgery including laser vaporisation, urolift and aquablation (the water jet therapy). This means he is able to offer a truly bespoke approach for men with bothersome urinary symptoms or urinary retention

Tev is committed to surgical training and was the founding President of the UK Holmium User Group (HUG). He designed and implemented the national HUG Training Programme for HoLEP (a model which is now used internationally),  and has mentored many surgeons in HoLEP. He was the Urology Training Programme Director in the East of England for 5 years until 2014 and is now on the Urology Specialist Advisory Committee which is responsible for urological training in the UK.

Tev has been involved in HoLEP research from its earliest days, and has published and presented widely on the subject.

Outside of urology Tev’s interests include playing the cornet and trumpet, military history, wine and whisky, supporting the All Blacks rugby team and running marathons.

Tev’s Publications


Rijo E, Misrai V, Aho T, Gomez-Sancha F Recommendations for safe and efficient morcellation after endoscopic enucleation of the prostate. Urology 2018; epub before publication

Plante M, Gilling P, Barber N, Bidair M, Anderson P, Sutton M, Aho T, Kramolowsky E, Thomas A, Cowan B, Kaufman RP Jr, Trainer A, Arther A, Badlani G, Desai M, Doumanian L, Te AE, DeGuenther M, Roehrborn C. Symptom relief and anejaculation after aquablation or transurethral resection of the prostate: subgroup analysis from a blinded randomised trial. BJU Int 2018; epub ahead of publication

Gilling P, Barber N, Bidair M, Anderson P, Sutton M, Aho T, Kramalowsky E, Thomas A, Cowan B, Kaufman R, Trainer A, Arther A, Badlani G, Plante M, Desai M, Doumanian L, Te A, DeGuenther M, Roehrborn C WATER: A double-blind, randomised, controlled trial of Aquablation vs Transurethral Resection of the Prostate in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia J Urol 2018; 199(5):1252-61

Klatte T, Fife K, Welsh S, Sachdeva M, Armitage J, Aho T, Riddick A, Matakidou A, Eisen T, Stewart G Prognostic effect of cytoreductive nephrectomy in synchronous metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a comparative study using inverse probability of treatment weighting World J Urol 2018; 36(3):417-25

Peyronnet B, Misrai V, Aho T, Woo H, Hermann T, Gomez-Sancha F Greenlight users should move from photoselective vaporisation to endoscopic enucleation in larger prostates World J Urol 2017;35(10):1635-36

Naspro R, Gomez Sancha F, Manica M, Meneghini A, Ahyai S, Aho T, Fiori C, Vavassori I, Da Pozzo L, Pansadoro V, Montorsi F, Hermann T From “gold standard” resection to reproducible “future standard” endoscopic enucleation of the prostate: what we know about anatomical enucleation of the prostate: what we know about anatomical enucleation Minerva Urol Nefrol 2017; 69(5):446-58

Kuronen-Stewart C, Ahmed K, Aydin A, Cynk M, Miller P, Challacombe B, Khan M, Dasgupta P, Aho T, Popert R Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate: Simulation based training curriculum and validation Urology 2015; 86(3):639-46

Aho T   Laser prostate enucleation in the treatment of BPH Hospital Healthcare Europe 2015

Aho T, Hermann T Description of a modular mentorship programme for Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate World J Urol 2015; 33(4):497-502

Aydin A, Ahmed K, Brewin J, Khan M, Dasgupta P, Aho T Face and content validation of the prostatic hyperplasia model and prostate surgery simulator J Surg Ed 2014; 71(3): 339-344

Aho TF Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP): A paradigm shift in benign prostatic hyperplasia surgery Ther Adv Urol 2013; 5(5): 245-253

Aho TF, Gilling PJ Current Techniques for Laser Prostatectomy-PVP and HoLEP Arch Esp Urol 2008; 61: 1005-1013

Rimmer Y, Burnet N, Routsis D, Twyman N, Hoole A, Treeby J, Welford D, Fairfoul J, Aho T, Vowler S, Benson R Practical Issues in the Implementation of Image-guided Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer within a UK Department Clin Oncol 2008; 20: 22-30

Gilling PJ, Aho TF, Frampton CM, King CJ, Fraundorfer MR Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate: Results at 6 years Eur Urol 2008; 53: 744-49

Aho TF, Shah NC Post-operative care following surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia and carcinoma of the prostate GP Pulse July 2007

Rodgers M, Hempel S, Aho T.F, Kelly J.D, Kleijnen J, Westwood M Diagnostic tests used in the investigation of adult haematuria: a systematic review BJU International 2006; 98(6): 1154-60

Irvine J, Aho T, Davidson P, Searle M Rhabdomyolysis following laparoscopic radical nephrectomy: A case to heighten awareness Nephrology 2006; 11(4): 282-284

Aho T.F, Canal A, Neal D.E Fournier’s Gangrene Nature Clinical Practice Urology 2006; 3(1): 54-57

Rodgers M, Nixon J, Hempel S, Aho T.F, Kelly J.D, Neal D.E, Duffy S, Ritchie G, Kleijnen J, Westwood M.E A systematic review of diagnostic tests and algorithms used in the investigation of haematuria Health Technology Assessment 2006; 10(18): 1-276

Rasiah K, Aho T.F, Neal D.E. What’s new in Urology GP Pulse 2005; 65(32)

Aho T.F, Neal D.E Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for bladder cancer British Journal of Cancer Management 2005; 1(4): 14-16

Aho T.F, Gilling P.J, Kennett K.M, Westenberg A.M, Fraundorfer M.R, Frampton C.M Holmium laser bladder neck incision vs holmium enucleation of the prostate as outpatient procedures for prostates less than 40g: A randomised trial Journal of Urol 2005; 174(1): 210-214

Aho T.F, Upadhyay V Vaginal water-jet injuries in premenarcheal girls NZMJ 2005; 118(1218):

Aho T.F, Gilling P.J. Laser therapy for benign prostatic hyperplasia: a review of recent developments Curr Opin Urol 2003; 13(1): 39-44 Book Chapters

Gllling P, Reich O, Te A, Lingeman J, Woo H, Aho T, Tubaro A, Herschorn S, de la Rosette J Surgical therapies and new treatments In: Chapple C, Abrams P (eds). Male Lower urinary Tract Symptoms: An international consultation on male LUTS. Sponsored by SIU and ICUD. 2013

Aho T HoLEP Hassan port access in the super-obese In: McLoughlin J, Speakman M (eds). Top Tips in Urology. Feb 2013

Al Kadhi O, Aho T Endoscopic use of laser energy In: Payne S, O’Flynn K, Eardley I (eds). Imaging and Technology in Urology – Principles and clinical applications. Springer. 2012

Aho T.F, Neal D.E. Mechanisms of pathogenesis of uro-genital cancers. In: Schill W, Comhaire F, Hargreave T (eds). Andrology for the Clinician, 2005. Springer. 362-370.

Aho T.F, Gilling P.J Holmium laser prostatectomy In: Holmium Laser: Endourological Applications, 2003. BI Publications.

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