Professor Abhay Rane

Professor Abhay Rane

Consultant Urological Surgeon

OBE, MS, FRCS, FRCS (Urol), Dip Urol,

Specialises in

  • Bladder and prostate cancer
  • Laparoscopy
  • Microsurgical vasectomy reversal
  • Kidney stone disease
  • Sees adults only at Gatwick Park Hospital

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I was appointed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the New Year 2014 Honours List for services to laparoscopic surgery.

As Lead Consultant Urological Surgeon at Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust for the last 15 years, I am 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, I was the first to describe the usefulness of the technique in T3b (advanced) kidney cancers. More recently, I spearheaded the development of laparoendoscopic single site surgery (LESS) in urology; having performed the first single port nephrectomy in the world in May 2007 with colleagues in India, I went on to perform the first LESS nephrectomy in Europe in March 2008 at my base hospital in Surrey, England. Having a keen interest in endourology as well, I led the index trials on BackStop® and the StoneBreaker®.

I am also an elected member of the Executive Council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, where I was recently appointed Associate Director (International). I am elected to the Board of the European Section of Uro – Technology (ESUT) of the European Association of Urology and I am a Director of the Endourological Society where I am also Chairman of the LESS and NOTES Working Group. I am the nominated representative of the British Association of Urological Surgeons to the International Member Committee of the American Urological Association.

As Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, I regularly supervise MSc students. A tutor on the MSc and FRCS (Urol) courses, I serve as an examiner of the Intercollegiate Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons and FRCS (Urol) exit examination for British urologists in training.

I have over 100 publications in several peer-reviewed journals, 4 book chapters and has edited 6 textbooks in urology; in addition, I am credited with over 200 presentations in national and international meetings. As Course Director, I have conducted a number of British, European and North American symposia/masterclasses in laparoscopic surgery.

Nominated to the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Urology International and the Journal of Endourology, I advise 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.


General Medical Council Number: C4061289

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Additional information

Bladder/ kidney stone disease
Bladder cancer
Kidney cancer
Micro-surgical vasectomy reversal
Paediatric urology
Prostate cancer
Urological cancers

Special clinical interests: Vasectomy

Professional memberships

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)

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

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

I 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.