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Mr Nikhil Vasdev

Urology

 

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Specialises in

  • Andrology
  • Functional urology/continence
  • General urology
  • Urinary tract stones
  • Urological oncology

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Mr Nikhil Vasdev is a Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon at the Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre, Lister Hospital, UK and is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire leading Robotic Surgical and Urology Research. Mr Vasdev is the Prostate Cancer module lead at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / University of Edinburgh. His private practice is at Pinehill Hospital, Hitchin and One Hatfield Hospital, Hatfield in the UK. Mr Vasdev is an international accredited proctor in Robotic Urology and operates regularly in Asia and Europe.

In September 2016, Mr Vasdev was awarded the prestigious “Celebration of Clinical Excellence Award” by the Chief Executive of the East and North Herts NHS Trust and in May 2017, Mr Vasdev was awarded the "Best Innovator" in the Surgical Division Awards at the East and North Herts NHS Trust. In April 2019, Mr Vasdev demonstrated a live Robotic Bladder removal and Robotic Urinary diversion at the Thai Urology Association meeting which is second operation of its kind to be performed in Thailand.

Mr Vasdev’s specialist interest is Urologic Oncology (Clinical and Academic). He specializes in both Robotic Prostate and Bladder cancer surgery (Robotic Prostatectomy with intra-operative Frozen section of prostate (NeuroSAFE) and extended pelvic lymph node dissection and Robotic Cystectomy) and kidney surgery (Robotic Nephrectomy and Robotic Pyeloplasty). Mr Vasdev in 2019 has commenced preforming Robotic Salvage Prostatectomy and Robotic Salvage Cystectomy (In patients with cancer recurrence following initial Radical radiotherapy) making him a very few select Robotic surgeons with this skill. Mr Vasdev also performs open cystectomy with both ileal conduit and neobladder formation. Mr Vasdev also specialises in general urology (Stone disease; Andrology; Fertility, Infertility and assisted conception; Vasectomy reversal; Urinary tract disorders; Urinary infection; Prostate disease; Urinary symptoms; BPH / LUTS; treatment with preservation of sexual function; Blood in the urine or haematuria; Renal colic and stones). In February 2017, Mr Vasdev has lead and commenced the Blue Light Cystoscopy programme for bladder cancer patients in North Hertfordshire . Mr Vasdev has performed 500 Robotic Urological procedures in 4.5 years as a consultant and continues to be amongst the highest volume robotic urology cancer surgeons in the UK with excellent patient outcomes.

Mr Vasdev is the UK’s first nationally accredited Robotic Fellow by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Association of Urological Surgeons. As a part of his robotic urological fellowship in the UK and USA he obtained a ChM (Urol) with a distinction from the University of Edinburgh / Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh for his thesis on the use of “Intraoperative frozen section of the prostate to reduce positive margin and improve nerve sparing during Robotic prostatectomy”.

Mr Vasdev has published extensively and has over 150peer-reviewed articles, 270 abstracts, 12 book chapters, written 2 textbooks on Urological Cancers and is on the editorial board of 11 international urological journals.

Mr Vasdev is the East and North Herts NHS Trust Cancer Network lead for the Lister Robotic Urology / Vatikutti Foundation, USA collaboration. Mr Vasdev is an international proctor in Robotic Urological Surgeon and mentors’ hospitals / surgeons in Europe and Asia (India, Hong Kong and Thailand) regularly in and is a clinical advisor to Prostate Cancer UK for the "Best practice pathway national development programme" which was released in September 2018 for national implementation and is currently co-chair for the MRI implementation and biopsy standardization programme in the East of England Cancer Alliance, UK.

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PSA testing;Fast tract suspected Cancer investigations (Suspected Prostate, Bladder, Kidney and Testicular cancer); Management and treatment of Prostate Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer and Testicular Cancer ; Robotic Prostate cancer surgery with enhanced nerve sparing, Salvage Robotic Prostatectomy, Robotic and Open Bladder cancer surgery including robotic urinary reconstruction (Ileal conduit and Neobladder), Robotic Salvage Cystectomy, Robotic Kidney Reconstructive Surgery (Robotic Pyeloplasty), Prostate Biopsy, Blue Light Bladder Cancer Surgery (Advanced diagnostics), Kidney stone disease and laser surgery, vasectomy reversal, vasectomy

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