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Last updated: 28 Apr 2020
- Benign Prostate disorders
- General urology
- Urinary tract stones
Prof Somani has worked as a consultant endourologist in Hampshire since 2012. He is the ‘Clinical Director of South Coast Lithotripter services’ and the ‘Endourology Lead’ for the hospital. He has performed more than 1500 ureteroscopy procedures and his outcomes show a stone free rate of 96%, a minor complication rate of 4% and nearly 80% patients discharged the same day.
His main interests are in benign prostate disorders, urinary tract infections, kidney stone disease, haematuria (blood in urine) and general urology.
Prof Somani has developed a portfolio of activities to raise public awareness of the symptoms, prevention and treatment of kidney stones, including BBC Radio 4's Inside Health programme, BBC South television and ITV Meridian news.
Areas of interest
TURP (prostate resection surgery);
Prostate artery embolisation;
Rezum; Urolift; HoLEP;
Minimally invasive prostate surgery;
Laser bladder and kidney stone treatment;
Benign bladder conditions;
Urinary tract infection (UTI);
Haematuria (Blood in urine);
Scrotal conditions (hydrocele, cyst excision);
- Becky Palmer
- Spire Southampton Hospital Chalybeate Close SOUTHAMPTON SO16 6UY
- 023 8076 4389
- Chevon Nunn
- Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital Winchester Road Chandler's Ford EASTLEIGH SO53 2DW
- 023 8025 8474
- 023 8025 8446
Anaesthetists worked with
- Laser pop-dusting technique for stone treatment
- Researchgate profile of papers
- PETRA Urogroup
- NHS webpage
- PubMed publication webpage
Current NHS consultant posts held
Bhaskar Somani is a Professor of Urology and Consultant Urological Surgeon in Urology at University Hospital Southampton. He is the clinical lead for the Endourology Unit and clinical director for South-Coast lithotripsy centre.
Prof Somani has published over 300 peer reviewed papers, 375 conference presentations and six book chapters. He is on the editorial board of 6 journals and a reviewer for 15 journals.
Benign Prostate hyperplasia (BPH) – Prof Somani has published extensively (13 papers) on minimally invasive benign prostate treatments including Prostate artery embolization (PAE), Urolift (prostate stapling), Rezum (prostate steam), Aquablation (robotic prostate surgery) and laser prostate surgery (HoLEP, ThuVEP).
Kidney stones – Prof Somani is one of the most published surgeons in UK with primary and secondary research in prevention and treatment of stone disease.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) – Prof Somani has published research (10 papers) on simple and complex UTIs.
Haematuria (Blood in urine) – Prof Somani has published research (9 papers) on haematuria and its management.
You can find a full list of his publications on PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=somani+
He spends his spare time with his family and enjoys music and cinema.
Winner – Clinical Research award: EAU section of urolithiasis (EULIS), 2019
Winner – Best paper in the literature award: EAU section of urolithiasis (EULIS), 2017
Joint winner- ‘NHS Emerging Leader’ (Thames Valley and Wessex region, 2015)
Finalist - ‘NHS Innovation Award’ (Thames Valley and Wessex region, 2014)
Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) urology section – Prize (2013, 2014, 2016)
(Additional) Languages spoken
Click the link below to access his list of published papers - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=somani+b
Reference number 5206018
Affiliations / memberships
The Endo-Urological Society
British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) and its endourology and academic sections
British Medical Association
Medical Protection Society
European Association of Urologists
American Urological Association
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- Nuffield Health Wessex Hospital, SO53 2DW
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 023 8025 8474
- Spire Southampton Hospital, SO16 6UY
- 15:30 - 18:00
- 023 8076 4389
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