Christof has been a Consultant Urologist based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge since 2009.
He is one of the internationally leading experts in assessment and treatment of benign and cancerous prostatic disease.
He has introduced Transperineal Prostate Biopsies using MRI-US fusion guidance (M-TTP) to Cambridge, as part of the Prostate Cancer Team offers Brachytherapy for Prostate cancer as whole-gland and Focal therapy and is one of the most experienced Holmium Laser surgeons (Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate , HoLEP) in the UK.
For men presenting with symptoms of prostate enlargement or the suspicion of prostate cancer, Christof offers a comprehensive assessment allowing an individually tailored treatment.
He also offers his expertise in general urology.
His specialist training took place in hospitals including Guy’s Hospital, UCL (both in London) and the Prostate Centre in Guildford. He is honorary Professor at the Medical School ‘Tor Vergata’, Rome.
Together with his colleagues in Cambridge and in other centres in Europe and Australia, Christof is at the forefront of the development of new prostate cancer assessment and treatment pathways and technologies. Their publications form the foundation of newly emerging assessment pathways.
Transperineal Prostate Biopsies using MRI-US fusion guidance (M-TTP) – Christof and his colleague Andrew Doble are the first surgeons in the UK to be able to offer this most advanced technology to diagnose prostate cancer.
As part of an international study group Christof has further developed this technology. They have gathered the largest experience in the UK and are amongst the top 5 in the world.
The accuracy of his assessment allows Christof to counsel his patients with high confidence and inform about treatment options like Robotic prostatectomy, Radiotherapy, Brachytherapy, including Focal therapy, Active surveillance, Hormonal treatment and Chemotherapy.
As part of the Prostate Cancer team offering the above treatments, Christof provides:
Brachytherapy for Prostate cancer – Christof has experience in more than 500 cases of brachytherapy. Having learnt this technique at Guildford and Guy’s Hospital, Christof and Simon Russell can offer a high precision insertion of radioactive seeds with minimal side-effects. This technique also allows application of Focal treatment in suitable patients.
Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate (HoLEP) for obstruction of the urinary flow – Christof has performed more than 800 HoLEPs since 2007.
He was the first trainee in the UK to formally learn this superior technique to unblock the water passage from the bladder. He subsequently trained other trainees and senior surgeons nationally and internationally and was involved in the development of the mentorship programme which is now internationally used. He has published about the learning curve of HoLEP and is now the secretary of the UK Holmium User Group.