Mr Sanjeev Kotwal


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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

Specialises in

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

About me

Professional and Academic background:
Mr Sanjeev Kotwal is a Consultant Urological Surgeon and (Hon.) Senior Lecturer based at St James’ University Hospital in Leeds. He obtained his primary medical qualification and post-graduate surgical training in New Delhi, India. After moving to the UK in 2003, he pursued training in urology as a field of his surgical passion and developed his research interest in bladder and prostate cancer. He obtained research degree (MD) from the University of Leeds and has a strong research portfolio with over a dozen published papers.
He obtained his specialist urology and robotic surgery training in Leeds and to further his robotic skills, he undertook clinical visits to following robotic surgery centres of excellence in the United States and Europe.

1) USC Institute of Urology, Los Angeles, USA
2) Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, USA
3) Virginia Mason Medical Centre, Seattle, USA
4) Martini Klinic, Hamburg, Germany

In 2015, he was appointed as Consultant Urologist with sub-specialist interest in Pelvic Oncology in Leeds. His main focus of work includes diagnostic work-up/treatment of patients with bladder and prostate cancer.

He performs Robotic Radical Prostatectomy for prostate cancer patients with extended nerve preservation (High Anterior Release or Veil of Aphrodite technique) in suitable patients, for improved post-operative sexual function and urinary continence.

Mr Kotwal is the clinical lead for bladder cancer multidisciplinary team (MDT) and has successfully established the Robotic Cystectomy programme at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The introduction of Robotic Cystectomy with construction of Robotic Intra-corporeal Urinary Diversion has allowed significant reduction in post-operative hospital stay, blood transfusion rates, hospital stay and overall recovery time for his bladder cancer patients.

Besides cancer treatment, Mr Kotwal has an interest in the diagnosis of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), prostate problems and Haematuria (Blood in Pee). He is committed to ensure the delivery of a quality service. He is the clinical audit lead for the urology department at SJUH and regularly audits his surgical outcomes by submitting his results to the local and national audits.

Areas of interest

Specialist Area(s):
Robotic Surgery, Prostate cancer, Bladder cancer, Haematuria (Blood in pee), LUTS and renal tract stones, Circumcisions

Clinical interests:
Management of Bladder & Prostate Cancer
Robotic-assisted Radical Prostatectomy
Robotic-assisted Radical Cystectomy
Robotic Intra-corporeal Urinary Diversion
Haematuria diagnostics and management
Male and Female LUTS - diagnostics and management
Day-case surgery - Circumcisions, Hydrocele repair, Epididymal Cyst excision. Botox injections

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Procedures completed

  • M4712

    Bladder instillation of pharmacologic agent (including cystoscopy) - (5-50)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (5-50)

  • M4510

    Diagnostic endoscopic examination of bladder (flexible cystoscopy) including any biopsy - (5-50)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (5-50)

  • M6192

    Robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, reconstruction of bladder neck including bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

  • N3030

    Circumcision - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

  • M4514

    Endoscopic examination of bladder (rigid cystoscopy) including any biopsy - (1-5)

    Spire Leeds Hospital (1-5)

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