Bhaskar Somani is a full time Consultant Urological Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Urology at University Hospital Southampton. He is the clinical lead for the Endourology Unit and audit/research lead for Urology. He is a high volume surgeon and performs more than 250 ureteric or renal endoscopic procedures per year. He also specializes in pediatric stone surgery. Besides Endourology, he also provides treatment for all general adult Urological conditions (including Prostate and bladder cancer/diseases, penile and scrotal conditions).
He has streamlined the renal stone services in Southampton and performs complex stone surgery, bilateral ureteroscopic laser stone surgery, and regional referrals. He performs all modern minimally invasive stone treatments including Supine and Ultra-mini PCNLs.
He is the audit/research lead for the unit and is involved in 4 NIHR funded National trials. He sits on 3 Editorial boards and serves as a reviewer for more than 12 journals. He has published over 85 articles, 170 scientific abstracts and five book chapters
He is a keen teacher and is a faculty member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons skills courses in rigid/flexible upper tract endoscopy and TURP for last 5 years. Due to his expertise in stone disease and ureteroscopy, he is now an Endourology tutor for the European School of Urology and regularly teaches his techniques to Consultants and trainees in European training centers.