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Professor Abhay Rane, MS FRCS FRCS(Urol)
Professor Abhay Rane was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year 2014 Honours List for services to laparoscopic urology.
Professor Rane has been a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust for the last 13 years. He is appointed Adjunct Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of Southern California. He was one of the first laparoscopic urological surgeons in the United Kingdom. Instrumental in developing the technique of hand assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy in the UK from 2000, he was the first to described the usefulness of the technique in T3b (advanced) kidney cancers. More recently, he spearheaded the development of laparoendoscopic single site surgery (LESS) in urology as a pioneer and innovator. Having performed the first single port nephrectomy in May 2007 with colleagues in India, he went on to perform the first LESS nephrectomy in Europe in March 2008 at East Surrey Hospital, Redhill. He has been invited to share his experiences at a number of sessions at various cross specialty international meetings, including the American Urological Association and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (2009 /10), where he was the only urologist to be invited faculty.
Over the last ten years, Professor Rane has mentored laparoscopic skills to other consultants. As a result, of his efforts at least 16 hospitals in the UK now have a local laparoscopic urology programme. His work on training in laparoscopy has been presented, published and cited extensively.
Professor Rane is an elected member of Council of the British Association of Urological Surgeons; thereby, he is Regional Specialist Professional Advisor, Royal College of Surgeons of England. Additionally, he is Regional Advisor, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, besides being Visiting Professor to a number of overseas institutions.
As Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, he regularly supervises MSc students. A tutor on the MSc and FRCS (Urol) courses, he serves as an examiner of the Intercollegiate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons and FRCS(Urol) exit examination for British urologists in training.
He has conducted a number of British, European and North American symposia/masterclasses in laparoscopic surgery as Course Director.
Professor Rane is on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Urology International and the Journal of Endourology. He is an article reviewer for 12 urological journals. He was recently awarded citations two years in a row in the roll of honour as a top reviewer for the British Journal of Urology International.
He is current chairman of SLUG (Southern Laparoscopic Urology Group), a peer review group, to promote safe laparoscopic urological practice. Current Co-Chairman of the LESS and NOTES Working Group of the Endourological Society, he also is a member of the Awards Committee.
He was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Surrey, West Hampshire and Sussex (SWSH) Cancer Network in 2009.
Professor Rane has worked closely with Guy’s Hospital, London for the Simulation and Technology-enhanced Learning Initiative since 2009.
He is a member of the Advisory Board, Center for Robotic Surgery and Institute for Prostate Cancer, James Buchanan Brady Foundation, New York. An advisor to the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) on laparoscopic urology and was recently selected as national urology lead on the NICE Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee.
Professor Rane was elected to the Board of the European Section of Uro – Technology (ESUT) of the European Association of Urology in November 2011 for a four-year tenure.
In November 2011, he proposed, led and executed the successful bid for the World Congress of Endourology to be held in London in 2015, against stiff international competition from Paris, Rome, Geneva and Durban.
Areas of interest
• Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery') • Haematuria • Bladder cancer • Endourology • Erectile dysfunction • Vasectomy (including reversal) • Stones
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust, Redhill
Novel minimally invasive surgical techniques
Superficial bladder cancer
• Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 2014
• Bronze Award (2009), Advisory Committee On Clinical Excellence Awards
• British Urological Foundation Award, 1999
• Travelling Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, 1998
• University Award (for top scorer), Master of Surgery Class, 1986.
• Joglekar Prize in General Surgery, 1986.
English, Hindi, Marathi
Professor Rane has over 100 publications in several peer-reviewed journals, 4 book chapters and has edited 6 textbooks in urology; in addition, he is credited with over 200 presentations in national and international meetings. He has delivered 21 guest lectures – the LeFrak Symposium at Cornell (2010) deserves special mention.
Courses offered to GPs
Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate cancer, Incontinence, Updates on current treatment concepts
Procedure outcomes above national average.
- FRCS (Urology) Royal College of Surgeons 1999
- Visiting Scholar / Fellowships in Urology Universities of Miami, Michigan 1999
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Council Member British Association of Urological Surgeons 2013
- Regional Advisor Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- UROLOGY, 1999
Affiliations / memberships
• British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
• European Association of Urology (EAU)
• American Urological Association (AUA)
• Endourological Society (Chairman, NOTES and LESS Working Group)
• Society for Urology and Engineering
• Southern Laparoscopic Urology Group (Chairman)
• Board Member, European Section of Urotechnology of the European association of Urology
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