Consultant Profile

Mr Vincent Gnanapragasam

Name:
Mr Vincent Gnanapragasam MBBS BMedSci PhD FRCSEng FRCSEd(Urol)
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
Specialties:
  • Urology
    • Andrology
    • Benign prostate diseases
    • Prostate cancer
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Urological cancers
    • Urological pathology
Special clinical interests:

All general urological conditions
Investigations and primary procedures
Lower urinary tract disorders including benign prostatic hyperplasia and raised PSA Prostatitis
Early and late prostate cancer investigation and all aspects of prostate cancer management including  surgery
Management of High risk prostate cancer and developing tailored therapy for individual patients

Research interests:

Translational and molecular research into prostate cancer progression and predicting treatment response

Lead investigator for new clinical trials in the management of men with high risk prostate cancer treated by surgery

 

Current NHS and /or university posts:

University Lecturer in Uro-oncology, University of Cambridge

Consultant Urological Surgeon,Department of Urology, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
1994
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

National Clinical Studies Group for Prostate Cancer
National Selection Board for Urology trainees
British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
BAUS Section of Academic Urology
European Association of Urology
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburg
Eastern Deanery Urology training committee

 

 
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01223 266990
Availability:
Every week
 
Background Information 
Professional profile:

My interest in urology began in medical school where I was fortunate enough to be in one of the premier units in the country (Newcastle upon Tyne) to train in this speciality. Following graduation I became an anatomy instructor and basic surgical trainee where I received a good grounding in the principles of surgery. During this time I developed an interest in prostate cancer and to pursue this I undertook a PhD in cancer biology. I then trained in surgical and academic urology in the North East where I was a specialist registrar and Clinical Scientist. I began my career as a Consultant Urological Surgeon and University Lecturer in Uro-oncology in Cambridge in April 2008. My current clinical practise includes all aspects of general urology as well as a specialist practise in prostatic disease and prostate cancer. I have a strong interest in individualised treatment for patients and effective communication to ensure that they are well informed before a treatment is started. A key part of my practise is in treating men with prostate cancer and how we can select the best treatment option for each person with this disease. As a surgeon I am committed to delivering a high quality surgical service but also exploring new therapies to improve outcomes. Alongside this I lead an active laboratory and clinical research programme which is very closely related to my clinical work. I am a partner in the Cambridge Urology Clinic, together with my Addenbrooke's colleagues, William Turner and Nikesh Thiruchelvam, based exclusively at the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital.

Personal profile:

I am fortunate in having a busy and fulfilling family life and between this and work life can get quite hectic. However when I can I take an active interest in current world affairs, playing music and travelling to new places in the UK and abroad. I also have a great interest in food both the cooking of it and eating it!

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Mr Vincent Gnanapragasam

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