Consultant Profile

Mr Manoah Pancharatnam

Mr Manoah Pancharatnam MB, BS, FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital, Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Urology
    • Benign prostate diseases
    • Bladder cancer
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Hypospadias surgery
    • Paediatric urology
    • Prostate cancer
    • Reconstructive Urology
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Urological cancers
Special clinical interests:

Nerve sparing radical prostatectomy, orthotopic neo bladder reconstruction, haematuria (blood in urine), prostate and bladder cancers, paediatric urology, benign prostatic disease, raised PSA

Research interests:

Orthotopic bladder reconstruction

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Urologist - West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust
Lead Clinician for Urology - Mount Vernon Cancer Network

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

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Section of Oncology, British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)

Financial interests/shares:

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585112
Private secretary:
Debbie Young
Private secretary telephone number:
01582 714460 or 07766 551847
Private secretary fax:
01582 714496
Private secretary email address:
Out-patient clinics held on Tuesday mornings and alternate Thursday evenings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Manoah Pancharatnam spent three years as a senior registrar in urology at the Institute of Urology in London and at the Royal Marsden. He gained invaluable experience there, working with world renowned surgeons.

Having completed his training, Mr Pancharatnam was offered a consultant post in Saudi Arabia, where he later became Head of Urology until his return to the UK. As a young consultant in the Middle East, he had an enormous variety of urological problems to deal with. This was where his interest in difficult reconstruction of the urinary tract began. Mr Pancharatnam reconstructed ureters, bladders, urethras and undertook very complex Vesico vaginal fistula repairs.

Mr Pancharatnam was then appointed Consultant Urological Surgeon at West Herts NHS Hospitals Trust where he was able to use his general surgical and urological experience to pioneer and reconstruct a bladder following a total cystoprostatectomy in 1995, which was the first in Hertfordshire and one of the earliest in the country. Mr Pancharatnam's main interest is bladder cancer, diagnosis and treatment. He performs an average of 20 total cystectomies a year. So far he has reconstructed 184 neo bladders which ranks as the highest for an individual surgeon in the UK. Read more information in this Guide to Neo Bladders

Although a large proportion of his time is spent dealing with prostate and bladder cancers, Mr Pancharatnam still continues with his early interest in paediatric urology, and at present he deals with common urological problems including hypospadias repairs.

Personal profile:

Mr Pancharatnam is married and has three children; his two boys are keen cricketers and represent Herts County, and his daughter is keen on ballet, netball and playing the piano. Mr Pancharatnam enjoys both playing and watching tennis, cricket, table tennis and badminton. His family's favourite holiday is in Portugal where they can all relax and enjoy the beach.

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Mr Manoah Pancharatnam

Mr Manoah Pancharatnam Urology Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

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