Mr Shiv Bhanot
Consultant Urological Surgeon
MB BS, MS, FRCS
I am a consultant urological surgeon at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex and Spire London East Hospital in Redbridge, Essex offering private urology surgery in our clean and comfortable private hospitals.
I have carried out more than 1,000 prostatectomies of which almost half are laparoscopic operations.
I introduced the laparoscopic (keyhole) prostatectomy procedure in Essex in 2005. This procedure is now routinely offered to all newly diagnosed patients with early prostate cancer. For patients, the benefits of laparoscopic prostatectomy are minimal pain and blood loss, quicker recovery and excellent functional and cancer outcome. In addition, I use a 'nerve sparing' technique to preserve potency in younger men with early prostate cancer.
Patients opting for laparoscopic radical prostatectomy at Spire Hartswood Hospital or Spire London East Hospital can expect to stay in hospital for 2-3 nights, compared to 5-7 days for open surgery. Recovery time is 2-3 weeks against 2-3 months for open radical prostatectomy. In 2008 I performed the first laparoscopic Millin's prostatectomy. In 2009 my team of surgeons pioneered the 'single one centimetre port laparoscopic radical prostatectomy'. This operation is even less invasive than a standard laparoscopic radical prostatectomy or robotic prostatectomy. The details of this operation were published in the British Journal of Urology International (BJUI) as a surgical atlas.
I am an honorary lecturer at the Institute of Urology, London. I am also on the panel of the national cancer peer review group. I regularly review research papers submitted to the Gold Journal of Urology and am credited with several original research papers. My contributions to urological services over the years have included application of various forms of energy including radio-frequency, microwaves and lasers to prostatic enlargement, working on basic science potential of clinical research, leading improvements in diagnostic methods and surgical techniques, setting up of one stop diagnostic services. I have been honoured as a visiting professor by several universities for my work in the Middle East, USA and China. I am also a board director for the Société Internationale d'Urologie.
I have held the post of Consultant Urological Surgeon within Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust since 1995. I am the lead surgeon and trainer in laparoscopic urological surgery at my NHS Trust and am currently training several urology consultants and fellows in advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Shiv Bhanot at Spire include:
British Association of Urological Surgeons (specialist sections on female urology, oncology and endourology)
Royal Society of Medicine
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing, cancer diagnosis and treatment
Consultant Urologist, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust
I have been involved in several community groups and activities. These include my team and family's successful climb in adverse winter conditions to the summit of Ben Nevis in March 2006 in aid of APPLE (Association of Prostate Patients in London and Essex). The money raised has been used to set up keyhole surgery at King George's Hospital. I am married with two children and live in Essex. My interests include reading, mountain walking and cricket.