Consultant Profile

Prof Raj Persad

Prof Raj Persad ChM, FRCS (Eng.), FRCS (Urol), FEBU
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Urology
    • Andrology
    • Bladder cancer
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Male infertility
    • Prostate cancer
    • Sexual dysfunction
    • Subfertility
Special clinical interests:

Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy, HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) for the modern minimally invasive treatment of prostate cancer
Green Light Laser for the treatment of BPH
Urolift for BPH
Linear Shockwave Therapy (LSWT)

I have an interest in genetic screening for those with a family history of prostate cancer or who are at risk of developing prostate cancer. I see these patients in my Spire Monday clinic.

Research interests:

Biomarkers and early detection of prostate cancer 

Therpaies for advanced prostate and kidney cancer including Immunotherapy

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Urological Surgeon North Bristol NHS Trust
Honorary Surgeon University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Bristol
Honorary Professor of Medicine, Pittsburgh University, USA
Professor of Medical Robotics, Department of Technology and Environment University of the West of England

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Tutor and Examiner Royal Colleges of Surgeons, UK

Principal Investigator, MRC & European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Clinical Trials.

Member of National Cancer Research Institute

Member of NICE Guidelines and Technology Adopotion Panels

BAUS Section of Andrology (Executive Member)

Financial interests/shares:

National Clinical Advisor for Urology and Research/Ethics for £10,000 per annum. Duties include providing expert clinical advice in relation to urology and urological cancer and research and ethics to the Group Medical Director.

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0117 980 4118
Private secretary telephone number:
0117 970 7040/1
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

My main interest is the early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. This includes both the use of advanced surgical techniques and minimally invasive intervention. I am also experienced in microsurgical reversal of vasectomy, with an overall success rate of over 90%.

My training has been in London, Bristol and Cambridge. Other major interests include bladder cancer (radical surgery and reconstruction) and male sexual health.

Now providing Linear Shockwave Therapy (LSWT), which is a new method of treatment for men suffering from erectile dysfunction (impotence).

LSWT is a new non-invasive therapy that takes advantage of the low-intensity shock waves’ ability to create new blood vessels which therefore improves penile blood flow.  This controlled increase in blood flow causes an improved erection.

Personal profile:

Born in 1959, I am married with four children. Much of my spare time is spent visiting units in the developing world teaching and training junior doctors and healthcare professionals.

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Prof Raj Persad

Professor Raj Persad Urology Consultant, Bristol, private hospital specialist.

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