Mr Nikhil Vasdev is a Consultant Urological Surgeon with a specialist interest in Robotic Urological Surgery and Surgical Urological Oncology. He has recently completed a 2-year robotic urological fellowship at the Hertfordshire and South Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre, Lister Hospital and is the first UK nationally accredited Robotic Fellow by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Association of Urological Surgeons. He has also completed a "Visiting Fellowship" at the City of Hope National Medical Centre in Los Angeles, USA.
As a robotic fellow Mr Vasdev has trained with over 300 robotic cases as a fellow and performs robotic prostatectomy, robotic cystectomy including robotic intracorporeal ileal conduits and open radical cystectomy as a Consultant. As part of his UK National robotic urological fellowship, he obtained a ChM (Urol) with a distinction from the University of Edinburgh/ Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh for his thesis on the use of "Intraoperative frozen section of the prostate to reduce positive margin and improve nerve sparing during robotic prostatectomy". Mr Vasdev has a broad experience in basic science, clinical research and has had numerous successful research grants approved. His basic science background as Clinical Research Associate at the National University of Singapore in Urology involved performing clinical trials and basic science research on gene therapy and immunotherapy for bladder cancer.
Mr Vasdev has published extensively, with over 120 peer-reviewed articles, 150 abstracts and 10 book chapters. He has written 2 textbooks on Urological Cancers and is on the editorial board of 3 international urological journals. He is also a reviewer for high impact factor journals including "The Lancet" and "The British Journal of Urology International". Mr Vasdev's current research interests focus on the early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of prostrate/bladder and kidney cancer patients, identification of biomarkers in high-risk prostate cancer patients, enhancing recovery/quality-of-life issues in patients with prostate, bladder and kidney treatment, robotic nanotechnology and development of robotic intra-operative haptic feedback sensory technology.
Mr Vasdev's Urological surgical training includes his basic surgical training at the National University Hospital, Singapore and Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. He then completed a 6 year Higher surgical training in Urology in the Northern Deanery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, training at large teaching hospitals including the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne; James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough and Sunderland Royal Hospital and robotic fellowship training at the Lister Hospital and City of Hope National Medical Centre, USA.