Professor Raj Persad
ChM, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Urol), FEBU
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 prostetctomy. My other main speciality 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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Raj Persad at Spire include:
Spire Bristol Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
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.