Consultant Profile

Mr Nikhil Vasdev

Name:
Mr Nikhil Vasdev MBBS, MRCS, ChM (Urol), FRCS (Urol), RCSEng/BAUS Robotic Urological Fellowship Accredited
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
Specialties:
  • Urology
    • Benign prostate diseases
    • Bladder cancer
    • Kidney Cancer
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Urological cancers
Special clinical interests:

Robotic Urology, Uro-oncology, Laparoscopic Urology

Research interests:

Early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of prostate/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.

Current NHS and /or university posts:
  • Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon, East and North Herts NHS Trust (Lister Hospital, Stevenage)
  • Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon, West Herts NHS Trust (Watford General Hospital and Hemel Hempstead Hospital)
  • Visiting Senior Clinical Lecturer in Urology, University of Hertfordshire
  • Clinical Tutor in Urology, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / University of Edinburgh
  • Faculty in Robotic Urology, Chitra Sethia Robotic Centre, University College Hospital London
Year of first medical qualification:
2001
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • British Association of Urological Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • European Urology Association
  • Society of Robotic Surgery
  • Society of Urologic Oncology
  • Society of Endourology
 
Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Mrs Stacey Rubens
 
Background Information 
Professional profile:

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.

Personal profile:

Mr Vasdev is a member of The Prostate Practice, a group of leading consultants, working together in a multidisciplinary team to ensure a high level of care and expertise. Together they offer the very latest techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of all prostate conditions. Mr Vasdev is a member of the surgical team where he offers Robotic Prostatectomy including Intra-operative frozen section of the prostate to enhance nerve sparing in patients with intermediate and high risk disease.

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Mr Nikhil Vasdev

Mr Nikhil Vasdev Urology Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

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