Dr. Richard Batstone rejoined the medical staff of Franklin Health Urology on October 1, 2016. Dr. Batstone is a urologist and surgeon who had been in private practice since in Farmington since 2011.
126 Middle Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Franklin Health Urology offers treatment for a full range of urological disorders and conditions for men, women, and children, including: urology surgery; prostate and bladder cancer treatment; vasectomy reversal; and treatment of male infertility, urinary incontinence, prostate disease, and kidney stones using day-case flexible ureteroscopy especially for even very large renal stones (instead of normal more invasive surgery).
The practice additionally offers a hospital-based gold standard minimally invasive surgical procedure called holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP), which uses a high-power laser to remove obstructive tissue from the small to even the massively enlarged prostate as an outpatient day-case surgery. For patients, the recovery period is very short and the re-operation rate is virtually non-existent compared to other traditional prostate surgical methods: TURP and GreenLight laser ablation.
Dr. Batstone studied medicine at Cambridge University in England. He graduated with the highest first-class honors degree (BA) in 1990, and qualified with his medical degree in 1993. Dr Batstone went on to complete a residency in urology in Cambridge, and a medical doctorate degree in the Immunology of Prostate Disease also at Cambridge University in 2003. He has been an invited member for a National Institutes of Health expert panel on Prostatitis. Dr. Batstone completed four years overseas experience in Brisbane, Australia (developing further skills in radical retropubic prostatectomy) and Ireland (developing a special interest in minimally invasive stone management), before returning to the United States in 2007 to work in Farmington. Dr. Batstone is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and is board-certified in both countries.
His professional interests include: stone management, prostate diseases and voiding dysfunction/urodynamics.
Dr. Batstone holds dual U.S. and Australian citizenship and spent his early school years in Massachusetts. During his free time he enjoys tennis, walking, hiking, skiing, and horseback riding.