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- Impotency and infertility
- Urological malignancy
I have been a Consultant Urologist since 2001 and have practised a subspecialty interest in Andrology (male genital disease) for over 10 years. This has resulted in several publications and recognition as supraregional expert between colleagues. I have a special interest in Peyronies disease, penile and testicular cancer and erectile dysfunction. I have introduced the new low intensity shock wave therapy for erectile dysfunction at Murrayfield Hospital. I enjoy doing microsurgical procedures with high success rates in vasectomy reversal surgery.
I am strongly committed to good quality care and have had high patient satisfaction rates during my appraisal patient survey. I believe that good patient information is the key to a successful Doctor-Patient relationship.
I currently hold the position of Clinical Director for Urology in NHS Lothian since 2013, the second largest Urology department in Scotland.
I also enjoy teaching and am module leader in an online postgraduate masters degree course for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in my spare time.
Areas of interest
I have subspecialty expertise in Male Genital Diseases and have local, regional and national recognition as surgical expert in men's health:
Penis: Foreskin problems, Circumcision, Prepuceplasty, Penile Trauma, Peyronies Disease (penile deformity), Penile Cancer
Male Fertility: Vasectomy, Reversal of Vasectomy, Varicocele Treatment
Erectile Dysfunction: Assessment, medical and
surgical treatment of erection problems
Testicles: Testis and Scrotal swellings, Testicular Cancer, Testicular Pain
- Murrayfield Secretarial Team
- Spire Murrayfield Hospital 122 Corstorphine Road Edinburgh EH12 6UD
- 0131 316 2530
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Urologist NHS Lothian
based at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
also work at St John's Hospital, Livingston
Penile and testis cancer, benign penile disease andf erectile dysfunction. Previous research also in superficial bladder cancer and prostate surgery.
My very busy professional life still leaves some time for cycling, running and occasionally a good book. I train to run the Edinburgh Marathon 2016.
Apart from this I love Bluegrass music and have started to learn Banjo.
How painful is an adult circumcision? A prospective observational cohort study.
Rai BP, Qureshi A, Kadi N, Donat R.
J Urol. 2012 Dec 28.
Adult prepuceplasty: comparison of outcomes of standard prepuceplasty and foreskin Z-plasty.
Stewart GD, Gruthölter J, Donat R.
Urology. 2012 Oct;80(4):946-50.e1
Establishing a reference range for penile length in Caucasian British men:
a prospective study of 609 men.
Khan S, Bhaskar S, Lam W, Donat R.
BJU Int. 2012 Mar;109(5):740-4.
Screening for Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) and Testosterone Deficiency in patients with Erectile Dysfunction (ED): Results from the UK’s first prospective study
Somani BK, Khan SAA, Donat R.
BJU International 2010; 106: 688-690
Do we need chaperones for intimate examination in Urology clinics? Patient’s preferences and Urologist’s practice in Scotland.
Ong E, Garnett S, MacFarlane JR, Donat R.
British Journal of Medical and Surgical Urology 2010; 3: 46-51
This represents the 5 most recent publications as senior coauthor in peer reviewed journals reflecting research undertaken by me.
Courses offered to GPs
Teaching Seminars on Erectile Dysfunction & Male Genital Diseases on request.
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1994
- FRCSUROL Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1999
- Doktor der Medizin University Hamburg, FRG 1992
Details of entry to specialist register
- Completion of Specialist Training in Urology, 2001
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Association of Urological Surgeons
BAUS Section of Andrology
European Association of Urology
East of Scotland Cancer Network
Scottish Urological Society
British Medical Association
- Spire Murrayfield Hospital Edinburgh 122...
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- 0131 316 2530
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