Mr Vincent Gnanapragasam
MBBS, BMedSci, PhD, FRCSEng, FRCSEd(Urol)
My interest in urology began in medical school where I was fortunate enough to be in one of the premier units in the country (Newcastle upon Tyne) to train in this specialty. Following graduation I became an anatomy instructor and basic surgical trainee where I received a good grounding in the principles of surgery.
During this time I developed an interest in prostate cancer and to pursue this I undertook a PhD in cancer biology. I then trained in surgical and academic urology in the North East where I was a specialist registrar and Clinical Scientist. I began my career as a Consultant Urological Surgeon and University Lecturer in Uro-oncology in Cambridge in April 2008.
My current clinical practise includes all aspects of general urology as well as a specialist practise in prostatic disease and prostate cancer. I have a strong interest in individualised treatment for patients and effective communication to ensure that they are well informed before a treatment is started. A key part of my practise is in treating men with prostate cancer and how we can select the best treatment option for each person with this disease. As a surgeon I am committed to delivering a high quality surgical service but also exploring new therapies to improve outcomes. Alongside this I lead an active laboratory and clinical research programme which is very closely related to my clinical work.
I am a partner in the Cambridge Urology Clinic, together with my Addenbrooke's colleagues, William Turner and Nikesh Thiruchelvam, based exclusively at the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital.
Spire Cambridge Lea 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.