Professor Raj Persad

Professor Raj Persad

Consultant Urologist

ChM, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Urol), FEBU

Specialises in

  • Vasectomy reversal
  • Prostate surgery
  • Rezum
  • UroLift
  • Vasectomy

I am a Consultant Urologist at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Southmead Hospital. My main practice area is the detection and treatment of prostate cancer using the latest, minimally invasive treatments; such as HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound), Green Light laser and robotic assisted prostatectomy. My other main specialty is male sexual health and fertility.

My main interest is the early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. This includes both the use of advanced surgical techniques and minimally invasive intervention. I am also experienced in microsurgical reversal of vasectomy, with an overall success rate of over 90%.

My training has been in London, Bristol and Cambridge. Other major interests include bladder cancer (radical surgery and reconstruction) and male sexual health.

I currently run a prostate screening clinic at the Spire Bristol Hospital.


General Medical Council Number: 2825012

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Raj Persad at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Andrology
  • Bladder cancer
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • High intensity focused ultrasound (prostate cancer)
  • Male infertility
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rezum
  • Robotic assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy,
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Subfertility

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Additional information

Bladder cancer
Erectile dysfunction
Male infertility
Prostate cancer
Sexual dysfunction

Special clinical interests: Robotic assisted radical prostatectomy; High Intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and cryotherapy for the modern minimally invasive treatment of prostate cancer; GreenLight laser for the treatment of BPH; Urolift for BPH.

Consultant urological surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust.

Honorary surgeon, University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.

Honorary senior clinical lecturer, University of Bristol.

Honorary professor of medicine, Pittsburgh University, USA.

Professor of medical robotics, Department of technology and environment, University of the West of England.

I am married with four children. Much of my spare time is spent visiting units in the developing world teaching and training junior doctors and healthcare professionals. I enjoy tennis, travel and playing the piano.

National clinical advisor for urology and research/ethics for £10,000 per annum. Duties include providing expert clinical advice in relation to urology and urological cancer and research and ethics to the group medical director.
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