Specialty: Urology

Special interests:

  • Diagnosing prostate cancer
  • Treatments for prostate cancer 
  • Urinary tract stones and their treatment

Current NHS post: Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Current memberships:

  • Member of the British Urological Association
  • European Urology Association
  • British Prostate Group
  • BAUS subsection of Oncology
  • BAUS subsection of Endourology
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

Background information:

Having qualified in 1994 from St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals, Mr Simon Bott underwent six years of basic surgical training in and around London. Mr Bott subsequently went into a period of research into prostate cancer at the Institute of Urology, University College London. He was awarded an MD from the University of London for his thesis and published over 40 peer-reviewed papers, presented his work at national and international meetings and wrote and edited a number of books.

Mr Bott started speciality training in Urology in 2003, based at St George’s hospital, spending five years in centres in the south of England gaining expertise in general urology and also developing a particular interest in prostate cancer, laser prostate surgery and stone disease.

Mr Bott and his colleagues were the first in Europe to describe template prostate biopsies to assist in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Mr Bott is now a Consultant Urologist and performs over one hundred  template biopsy procedures a year, and he is also involved with the early trials in prostate cancer focal therapy and perform radical robotic prostatectomy.