Consultant Profile

Professor Abhay Rane

Professor Abhay Rane OBE MS FRCS FRCS(Urol) Dip Urol
Practicing at:
Spire Gatwick Park Hospital
  • Urology
    • Bladder / kidney stone disease
    • Bladder cancer
    • Micro-surgical vasectomy reversal
    • Urological cancers
Special clinical interests:
  • Kidney and bladder cancer
  • Stones
  • Advanced microsurgical vasectomy reversal
Research interests:

Professor Rane has directed numerous clinical research projects over the last nine years, leading to presentations at many national and international meetings and publications. He has also set up and is the current chair of SLUG (Southern Laparoscopic Urology Group), a peer review group to promote safe laparoscopic urological practice.

• Author of 100+ peer reviewed clinical papers

Editorial review panels
• British Journal of Urology International (Editorial Board)
• Journal of Urology
• Urology
• Journal of Robotic Surgery
• Journal of Endourology (Editorial Board)
• International Brazilian Journal of Urology
• Indian Journal of Urology

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
  • European Association of Urology (EAU); Board Member, Section of Urotechnology
  • American Urological Association (AUA)
  • Endourological Society (Chairman, NOTES and LESS Working Group)
  • Societe Internationale d’Urologie (SIU)
  • Southern Laparoscopic Urology Group (Chairman) 


  • Silver award (2014), Advisory Committee On Clinical Excellence Awards
  • Bronze Award (2009), Advisory Committee On Clinical Excellence Awards
  • British Urological Foundation Award, 1999
  • Travelling Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons, 1998
  • University Award (for top scorer), Master of Surgery Class, 1986
  • Joglekar Prize in General Surgery, 1986
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
Insured - 01293 778 919; Self funding - 01293 778 906
Background Information 
Professional profile:

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.

Personal profile:

He was a member of the successful teams that cycled across the Andes in 2012 and The Cape in South Africa in 2013 to raise money for a charity, The Urology Foundation.

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Professor Abhay Rane

Professor Abhay Rane Urology Consultant, Horley, Surrey, private hospital specialist.

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