Professor Abhay Rane is a consultant urological surgeon at Spire Gatwick Park private hospital in Horley, Surrey offering private appointments to patients in Surrey and Sussex in our clean and comfortable private hospital.
Professor Rane was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year 2014 Honours List for services to laparoscopic urology.
Professor Rane is one of the first laparoscopic urological surgeons in the United Kingdom, instrumental in developing the technique of hand assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy in the UK from 2000. He was the first to describe the usefulness of the technique in T3b (advanced) kidney cancers. More recently, he 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 May 2007 with colleagues in India, he went on to perform the first LESS nephrectomy in Europe in March 2008 at East Surrey Hospital, Redhill. He has been invited to share his experiences at a number of sessions at various cross specialty international meetings, including the American Urological Association and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (2009 /10), where he was the only urologist to be invited faculty.
He is current chairman of SLUG (Southern Laparoscopic Urology Group), a peer review group, to promote safe laparoscopic urological practice. Current Co-Chairman of the LESS and NOTES Working Group of the Endourological Society, he also is a member of the Awards Committee.
Professor Rane is a member of the Advisory Board, Center for Robotic Surgery and Institute for Prostate Cancer, James Buchanan Brady Foundation, New York. He advises the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) on laparoscopic urology and was selected to represent United Kingdom urology on the NICE Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee.
He was elected to the Board of the European Section of Uro-echnology (ESUT) of the European Association of Urology in November 2011 for a four-year tenure. He was Chairman of the Awards Committee of the Endourological Society. In addition, he was appointed Adjunct Professor of Urology at the University of Southern California in 2012. In November 2011, he proposed, led and executed the successful bid for the World Congress of Endourology to be held in London in 2015, against stiff international competition from Paris, Rome, Geneva and Durban.