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- General urology
- Urinary tract stones
- Urological oncology
Professor Abhay Rane, OBE
Professor Abhay Rane was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year 2014 Honours List for services to urology.
Professor Rane has been a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust for the last 20 years. He is Clinical Professor of Urology at the University of Southern California, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and Visiting Professor, Canterbury Christ Church University. 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.
Over the last eighteen years, Professor Rane has mentored laparoscopic skills to other consultants. As a result, of his efforts 18 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 was an elected member of Council of the British Association of Urological Surgeons; Additionally, he is a Trustee and Associate Director of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
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 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 Chairman of the Surrey, West Hampshire and Sussex (SWSH) Cancer Network until 2017.
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, he was 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 2015, he hosted, as President, the very successful World Congress of Endourology in London, the largest urology meeting in the UK to that date.
Areas of interest
• Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery') • Haematuria • Bladder cancer • Endourology • Erectile dysfunction • Vasectomy (including reversal) • Stones
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- Spire Gatwick Park Hospital Povey Cross Road HORLEY RH6 0BB
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Anaesthetists worked with
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
• Silver Award, Advisory Committee On Clinical Excellence Awards, 2013
• 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.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Marathi (Marāṭhī) - Native or bilingual
- Hindi - Fluent
Professor Rane has over 140 publications in several peer-reviewed journals, 4 book chapters and has edited 7 textbooks in urology; in addition, he is credited with over 200 presentations in national and international meetings.
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
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Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Council Member Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons 2015
- Director Endourological Society 2016
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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- Spire Gatwick Park Hospital
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