Miss Tharani Nitkunan

Consultant Urological Surgeon

BSc Hons, MBBS, PhD, FRCS (Urol)

Specialises in

I have been a consultant urological surgeon since 2013 and am an expert in female and paediatric urology. My medical school training was at Guy's and St Thomas' Medical School and my urological training was within the London Deanery. I was awarded a PhD in prostate cancer molecular biology in 2010.

I specialise in the following areas: General urology: lower urinary tract symptoms (TURP/ laser HoLEP surgery), hydrocele, circumcision, urethral dilation. Female urology: urinary incontinence (TVT/TOT/autologous sling/bulking agents and bladder Botox), prolapse (pessaries/anterior and posterior repair/sacrospinous fixation/sacrocolpopexy), urinary tract infections, pelvic/bladder pain syndrome. Paediatric urology: foreskin issues (circumcision), bedwetting/enuresis, undescended testes (orchidopexy). Urological cancer: prostate cancer (MRI/prostate biopsy), bladder cancer (TURBT), testicular cancer (orchidectomy), incontinence post-cancer treatment. Neuro-urology: incontinence secondary to neurological conditions (multiple sclerosis/stroke/Parkinson's).

I am foundation training programme director and deputy urological cancer lead at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals. I am chair of the South London Regional Pelvic Floor Multi-Disciplinary Team.

I am a keen educationalist at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels and have an honorary senior lecturer position at St George's, University of London.

I am Dr Toolbox champion at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, promoting excellence in induction for new junior doctors. I have been an invited speaker at national and international conferences - British Association of Urological Surgeons, Sri Lankan Association of Urological Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons New Fellows conference.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Tharani Nitkunan at Spire include:


Other treatments

General urology; circumcision; hydrocele; urinary symptoms in men; surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia including laser surgery.

Paediatric urology; enuresis/bedwetting; paediatric foreskin issues; undescended testes; ligation of patent processus vaginalis.

Female urology; urinary incontinence, prolapse; pelvic pain syndrome; urinary tract infections; urodynamics. 

Urological malignancy; prostate cancer; bladder cancer; testicular cancer; incontinence post radiotherapy.

Uro-neurology; incontinence in neurological patients (MS, Parkinson's, post-stroke).

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Clinical interests

Adolescent gynaecology
Benign prostate diseases
Bladder cancer
Bladder/ kidney stone disease
Erectile dysfunction
Female urology
Genito-urinary cancer
Prostate cancer
Paediatric urology
Prostate cancer
Sexual dysfunction
Urinary tract infections
Urological cancers

Qualification and professional memberships

BSc Hons / Guy's & St Thomas' Medical School / 1996
Bachelor of Science Honours

MBBS / Guy's & St Thomas' Medical Schools / 1999
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS Urol / Royal College of Surgeons, England / 2010
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

PhD / University College London / 2010
Doctor of Philosophy

Professional memberships

British Association of Urological Surgeons

British Association of Paediatric Urologists

UK Continence Society

Royal College of Surgeons

Women in Surgery

Professional leadership

I have been foundation training programme director since 2015 and deputy urological cancer lead at Epsom and St Helier Hospitals. I am chair of the South London Regional Pelvic Floor Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Current NHS posts

Epsom and St Helier Hospital

Personal profile

I enjoy spending my spare time with my husband and two children, reading and running.