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Please note that due to the coronavirus we are deferring all appointments for further care. The progression of the virus throughout the region will determine when we can re-start seeing routine patients again. We do hope that we can get the service up and running and soon as possible.

Should you feel that your symptoms are causing you serious concerns or that you feel you cannot wait for further contact please do contact your GP as soon as possible or in an emergency situation please attend your local Accident and Emergency Department.

Once we are in a position to resume the service we will be in touch with patients individually.

PhD, FRCS (Urol)

Consultant in Urology

Mr Stuart McCracken is consultant urologist.

Special interests:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Transperineal template prostate biopsy
  • Urinary Tract Stone Disease
  • Benign Prostatic Disease, including UroLift procedure
  • Scrotal surgery/ circumcision / vasectomy

Stuart studied at Nottingham University Medical School, graduating with honours in 1998. After basic surgical training, Stuart undertook a period of research focusing on targetable molecular pathways in advanced prostate cancer, leading to the award of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). His work was recognised with a European award for the “Best Paper Published on Fundamental Research” in 2009.

His urology training was undertaken in the North-East where Stuart is now a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon, dividing his time between Newcastle University and Sunderland Royal Hospital. His clinical specialist interests lie in prostate cancer diagnostics and treatment, all stone surgeries and all aspects of general urology. He remains very active in the field of prostate cancer research, with his own research team at Newcastle University, and sits on the Executive Board of the Academic Section of the British Association of Urological Surgeons.

Outside of work, Stuart is a keen musician and cyclist. He is married with two children.

Stuart McCracken profile