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Manit qualified from Manchester Medical School. Following a basic surgical rotation in Manchester and Birmingham, he completed his higher specialist training in Urology (with a specialist interest in prostate cancer) on the North London rotation.
Manit has a specialist interest in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. He offers the latest diagnostic advancements including contrast enhanced multi-parametric MRI of the prostate and template transperineal prostate biopsies (these are more accurate and are associated with a significantly lower risk of infection than traditional transrectal biopsies).
Manit performs the latest minimally invasive innovative techniques such as targetted HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound) and cryotherapy in the treatment of:
1) primary prostate cancer (cancer which has not been previously treated)
2) prostate cancer that has recurred following previous radiotherapy (radio-recurrent prostate cancer).
These cutting edge procedures avoid the potential harm done by radical surgery and radiotherapy which may significantly affect quality of life and sexual function. Manit is currently one of the largest volume prostate HIFU and cryotherapy surgeons in Europe. He is an internationally recognised mentor for both focal prostate HIFU and cryotherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer.
Areas of interest
Multiparametric MRI of prostate;
Template transperineal prostate biopsies;
Focal therapy for prostate cancer;
HIFU to prostate (high intensity focused ultrasound);
Cryotherapy to prostate;
BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Charing Cross Hospital London
University College Hospital London
Manit's research interests include investigating the molecular basis of prostate cancer – he has been awarded a MD Higher Research degree from the University of London in this field. He has published extensively throughout the Urology literature particularly in the field of prostate cancer - he is an editor of 10 textbooks and has published approximately 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a Principal Investigator of several National Clinical Trials involving focal therapies for prostate cancer.
Manit practices Tang Suo Dao (a form of Karate)
2015 BMA Innovation Team of the Year for Innovations in Prostate Cancer
SELECTED TEXTBOOKS EDITED
1) Minimally Invasive Interventional Techniques in Uro-oncology.
Editors: Hashim U Ahmed, Manit Arya, Mark Emberton, Peter Scardino.
Publisher: Wiley – Blackwell 2011
2) Focal Therapy in Prostate Cancer.
Editors: Hashim Uddin Ahmed, Manit Arya, Mark Emberton, Peter R. Carroll.
Publisher: Wiley – Blackwell 2011
3) Basic Science Techniques in Clinical Practice.
Editors: Hitendra RH Patel, Manit Arya, Iqbal S. Shergill.
Publisher: Springer-verlag 2007
4) Viva Practice for the FRCS(Urol) Examination.
Editors: Manit Arya, Iqbal S. Shergill, Jas Kalsi, Asif Muneer, Anthony R. Mundy.
Publisher: Oxford University Press 2010
5) Essential Urology in General Practice.
Editors: Manit Arya, Iqbal S. Shergill, Nitika Silhi, Philippe Grange, Simon R. Bott.
Publisher: Quay Books 2008
SELECTED ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
1: Dickinson L, Arya M, et al.
Medium-term Outcomes after Whole-gland High-intensity Focused Ultrasound for the Treatment of Nonmetastatic Prostate Cancer from a Multicentre Registry Cohort. Eur Urol. 2016
2: Shah TT, Arbel U, Foss S, Zachman A, Rodney S, Ahmed HU, Arya M. Modeling Cryotherapy Ice Ball Dimensions and Isotherms in a Novel Gel-based Model to Determine Optimal Cryo-needle Configurations and Settings for Potential Use in Clinical Practice. Urology. 2016;91:234-40.
3: Kanthabalan A, Shah T, Arya M, et al. The FORECAST Study - Focal Recurrent Assessment and Salvage Treatment for Radiorecurrent Prostate Cancer. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Jul 13.
4: Lau B, Shah TT, Valerio M, Hamid S, Ahmed HU, Arya M. Technological aspects of delivering cryotherapy for prostate cancer. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2015;12:183-90.
5: Shah TT, Ahmed H, Kanthabalan A, Lau B, Ghei M, Maraj B, Arya M. Focal
cryotherapy of localized prostate cancer: a systematic review of the literature. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2014;14:1337-47.
6: Rodney S, Shah TT, Patel HR, Arya M. Key papers in prostate cancer. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2014;14:1379-84.
7: Kanthabalan A, Arya M, et al. Role of focal salvage ablative therapy in localised radiorecurrent prostate cancer. World J Urol. 2013;31:1361-8.
8: Ahmed HU, Arya M, et al. Do low-grade and low-volume prostate
cancers bear the hallmarks of malignancy? Lancet Oncol. 2012;13:e509-17.
9: Grange P, Rouse P, Kouriefs C, Rao A, Karamanolakis D, Roy A, Arya M.
Laparoscopic cryotherapy for renal tumours. BJU Int. 2012;109:808-17.
Courses offered to GPs
1) Recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer
2) Management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
3) Management of male lower urinary tract symptoms
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The majority of my clinical work relates to minimally invasive interventional techniques in the treatment of prostate cancer. Details related to focal cryotherapy and HIFU procedures that I have performed continue to be included on a database (procedures undertaken, complications, outcomes) - there is a separate registry for prostate HIFU and cryotherapy.
The treatment outcomes are regularly published as abstracts at international meetings and also as original articles in peer reviewed journals.
- MBChB Manchester Medical School 1992
- FRCS(Glasgow) Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow) 1999
- FRCS(Urol) Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow) 2007
- MD(Research) University of London 2010
Reference number 3677629
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member British Association of Urological Surgeons 2016
- Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow) 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Urology, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
Member of British Association of Urological Surgeons.
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow).
Member of Focal Therapy Users Group.
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