Welcome to Essex Urology

A comprehensive approach to your care

NEWS: We would like to welcome Michelle Harland, Senior Radiographer, to the team.


Essex Urology provides a comprehensive service for all patients, offering rapid diagnosis, intervention and aftercare. Being based at a Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex, ensures access to the latest modern theatres and imaging.


Mr Thilagarajah and his team cover a range of urological specialties including prostate problems (BPH and prostate cancer), painful bladder syndrome and recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI), stone disease and kidney cancer.


You can book an appointment with a member of our team, Monday to Saturday, 8am to 8pm. We will endeavour to see you at your earliest convenience.

Tel:  01245-234158
Email:  michelle.drayton@essexurology.co.uk
PA to Mr Thilagarajah

Meet the Team

Essex Urology provides a comprehensive service to all patients, offering rapid diagnosis, intervention and aftercare. We have invited a number of specialists across different fields to join the team in order to provide advice and care for patients with urological conditions. This integrated approach is ideal for patients who may require input from a variety of these specialties as part of their care pathway. 

Common Conditions


The prostate is a walnut sized gland found beneath the bladder, in front of the rectum in men. The urethra passes through the centre of the prostate gland.

As men get older, the prostate may enlarge (BPH) and cause urinary symptoms such as urgency, frequency, hesitancy and getting up at night. 

The prostate can also develop cancer which affects up to 1 in 8 men in the UK. Men over the age of 50 and those with a family history of prostate cancer are most at risk and early diagnosis and treatment can readily alter the course of this serious disease.


Bladder problems can arise for a number of reasons. Common benign conditions include recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI), Painful Bladder Syndrome and Interstitial Cystitis (IC) and bladder stones. 

Cancer within the bladder can present with blood in the urine and should always be investigated as a matter of urgency. 

A number of simple diagnostic investigations can be performed and will put your mind at rest if these symptoms present.


Common benign kidney conditions include stones and renal colic, kidney pain and cysts found during routine investigations. 

Cancer of the kidney can present with pain and/or blood in the urine or, again, as an incidental finding during investigations for other conditions. 

Investigation of kidney problems relies heavily on radiology imaging such as CT Scans and ultrasound to assist with diagnosis in advance of any operative procedures that may be required.

Why Choose Essex Urology?

Mr Thilagarajah first established Essex Urology in 2003 At Springfield Hospital, Chelmsford in Essex,  and the Service has grown to be the most trusted provider of Urology care in this part of South East England. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and respect given to all patients who present with their urological problems, whatever they may be. Mr Thilagarajah’s special interests include benign prostatic disease (BPH) and Painful Bladder Syndrome, the latter being the subject of his Master of Surgery Thesis completed at Imperial College, London.

Mr Thilagarajah continues to mentor colleagues and trainees in a number of procedures including the GreenLight Laser prostatectomy and Da Vinci robotic kidney surgery. He has recently been approached by Top Doctors®, which gives access to a network of expert specialists across many fields of medicine: if we can’t help you, we can point you in the right direction.


Contact Us

Private Practice (Chelmsford)

Essex Urology at Springfield Hospital
Lawn Lane
Springfield, Chelmsford
Essex CM1 7GU

PA: Michelle Drayton: 01245 234158
Accounts: Sarah Smart : 01376 791129

Fax: 01245 808822
Springfield Hospital Ward (24hrs): 01245 234080