Mr Nikesh Thiruchelvam: Urology

Mr Nikesh Thiruchelvam



  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Female urology
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Urogynaecology

About me

Mr Thiruchelvam is lead Consultant Reconstructive Urological surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS trust, one of the largest Biomedical Campuses in Europe.
Nikesh entered medical school at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College in London followed by surgical training at St. Bartholomew’s, the Royal London Hospital, Ipswich Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London and in Wessex, Hampshire.
He also completed an MD at the University of London and undertook fellowship training in Perth, Australia.

At Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge Univeristy Hospitals NHS Trust, Nikesh is the clinical lead in his long-standing specialist area of interest, bladder dysfunction, incontinence, reconstruction and urethral stricture disease.
Nikesh is audit lead and an elected committee member and now Secretary of the Female, Neurological and Urodynamic section of the British Association of Urology and invited member of the European Association of Urology sections of Female and Functional Urology and Young Academic Urologists. He is a member of the EAU Incontinence guidelines panel and EAU ESU female masterclass faculty.
Nikesh has given invited lectures and been on faculty for international meetings including Leading Lights in Urology, Challenge the Experts, ESFFU section meetings and British Association of Urology and European Association of Urology Annual Meetings.
As an expert in incontinence and reconstruction, Nikesh has contributed to NICE consultations, NHS Horizon Scanning documents, NICE Eyes on Evidence and NIHR Design for Dignity. He has co-authored NHS England documents on improving continence care.

Areas of interest

I can help men and women with symptoms of urinary leakage, incontinence, urinary frequency and urgency, urinary retention and difficulty passing urine. I investigate patients with blood in their urine (visible and non-visible microscopic haematuria). Reconstructive surgery; Urinary tract disorders; Female urology; Vasectomy (including reversal); Urethral stricture reconstruction; Urodynamics; Urogynaecology; Incontinence (urine); Prostate disease including benign prostatic enlargement and BPH; TURP; Urolift; Male urology; Neuromodulation; Artificial sphincters; Neurology; Functional urology

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Procedures completed

  • M4510

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


  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)


  • N3030

    Circumcision - (1-5)

  • M4514

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

  • M5520

    Implantation of artificial urinary sphincter at bladder neck and/or removal (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

  • M4714

    Therapeutic injection into bladder wall (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)


  • A7010

    Implantation of neurostimulator to peripheral nerve - (1-5)


  • S2002

    Small island flap (less than 9cm2) - (1-5)


  • M3010

    Endoscopic retrograde pyelography (including bilateral and cystoscopy) - (1-5)


  • M4410

    Litholapaxy (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

  • M4210

    Endoscopic resection of lesion of bladder (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)


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