Professor Abhay Rane was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the New Years Honours List of services to laparoscopic surgery
One of the first laparoscopic urological surgeons in the United Kingdom, he was instrumental in developing the technique of hand assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy in the UK and was the first to described the usefulness of the technique in T3b (advanced) kidney cancers. More recently, Professor Rane spearheaded the development of laparoendoscopic single site surgery (LESS) in urology as a pioneer and innovator. Having performed the first single port nephrectomy in the world in with colleagues in India, he went on to perform the first LESS nephrectomy in Europe at East Surrey Hospital, Redhill.
Professor Rane has over 100 publications in several peer-reviewed journals, 4 book chapters and has edited 6 textbooks in urology; in addition, he is credited with over 200 presentations in national and international meetings.
A keen teacher, he has taught and mentored several residents and other consultants.