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About Mr Nikhil Vasdev


Mr. Nikhil Vasdev is a Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon at the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre, Lister Hospital, UK, Pinehill Hospital, Hitchin and One Hatfield Hospital, Hatfield. He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire leading Robotic Surgical and Urology Research. Mr. Vasdev is the Associate Medical Director (AMD) for Cancer Services and the Cancer Lead at the East and North Herts NHS Trust (Appointed in October 2019). In his capacity as AMD, he is the lead consultant for the COVID-19 Cancer Response in his trust and Co-Chair of the Mount Vernon Cancer Network. Mr. Vasdev is an expert advisor in NHS England and NHS Improvement on the COVID-19 National UK Government Response Team, for Cancer patients' care during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. Mr. Vasdev is on the medical director on-call rota at the East and North Herts NHS Trust.

In September 2016, Mr. Vasdev was awarded the prestigious “Celebration of Clinical Excellence Award” by the Chief Executive of the East and North Herts NHS Trust and in May 2017, Mr. Vasdev was awarded the "Best Innovator" in the Surgical Division Awards at the East and North Herts NHS Trust for the development of “Blue Light Cystoscopy program”. In April 2019, Mr. Vasdev demonstrated a live Robotic Bladder removal and Robotic Urinary diversion at the Thai Urology Association meeting which is the second operation of its kind to be performed in Thailand. In May 2020, for his excellence in the field of Robotic Surgery, Mr. Vasdev was awarded an “Honorary Doctor of Science (Hon DSc)” by the awards committee at the University of Hertfordshire in recognition for Mr. Vasdev’s contribution in Robotics in Surgery both in the UK and internationally.

Mr. Vasdev’s specialist interest is Urologic Oncology (Clinical and Academic). He specializes in both Robotic Prostate and Bladder cancer surgery (Robotic Prostatectomy with intra-operative Frozen section of the prostate (NeuroSAFE) and extended pelvic lymph node dissection and Robotic Cystectomy) and kidney surgery (Robotic Nephrectomy and Robotic Pyeloplasty). Mr. Vasdev in 2019 has commenced performing Robotic Salvage Prostatectomy and Robotic Salvage Cystectomy (In patients with cancer recurrence following initial Radical radiotherapy) making him a very few select Robotic surgeons with this skill. Mr. Vasdev also performs open cystectomy with both ileal conduit and neobladder formation. In February 2017, Mr. Vasdev has led and commenced the Blue Light Cystoscopy program for bladder cancer patients in North Hertfordshire. Mr. Vasdev has performed 1000 Robotic Urological procedures in 8 years as a consultant and continues to be amongst the highest volume robotic urology cancer surgeons in the UK with excellent patient outcomes.

Mr. Vasdev is the UK’s first nationally accredited Robotic Fellow by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Association of Urological Surgeons. As a part of his robotic urological fellowship in the UK and USA, he obtained a ChM (Urol) with a distinction from the University of Edinburgh / Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh for his thesis on the use of “Intraoperative frozen section of the prostate to reduce positive margin and improve nerve sparing during Robotic prostatectomy”. Mr. Vasdev has received multiple prestigious national and international grants.

Mr. Vasdev has published extensively and has over 175 peer-reviewed articles, 220 abstracts, 12 book chapters, written 2 textbooks on Urological Cancers, and is on the editorial board of 15 international urological journals.

Mr. Vasdev is the East and North Herts NHS Trust Cancer Network lead for the Lister Robotic Urology / Vatikutti Foundation, USA collaboration. Mr. Vasdev is an international proctor in Robotic Urological Surgeon and mentors’ hospitals/surgeons in Europe and Asia (India, Hong Kong, and Thailand) regularly in and is a clinical advisor to Prostate Cancer the UK for the "Best practice pathway national development program" or national implementation and is currently the co-chair for the MRI implementation and biopsy standardization. Mr. Vasdev has developed successfully adapted Robotic Surgery protocols implemented in over 40 countries to reduce Aersol risks during the COVID-19 pandemic to allow the continuation of Robotic surgery.

Mr. Vasdev’s Urological surgical training includes my basic surgical training at the National University Hospital, Singapore, and Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He then completed my 6 years of Higher surgical training on type-1 national training number in Urology in the Northern Deanery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK training at large teaching hospitals including the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne; James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, and Sunderland Royal Hospital, UK and Robotic fellowship training at the Lister Hospital, UK and City of Hope national medical centre, USA.


Patient Information

Patient information on latest developments and information on common and advanced urological procedures including Robotic Urological Surgery

GP Referals

This section contains details of referral guidelines for urological problems to Mr Vasdev and general information referrals pathways in urology

Robotic Urological Surgery and Research

Mr Vasdev latest Robotic Urological procedures and section on Robotic Urological Surgery. Mr Vasdev is the leads the Robotic Haptic Feedback Research Group and Robotic Cytokine Guided Study Group at the University of Hertfordshire


Locations in the UK – Pinehill Hospital, Hitchin and Spire Bushey Hospital, London (Private Secretary – Mrs Yvonne Treadaway (Mobile – 07767484447 , Private Practice Manager – Mrs Joanne Vasdev – Mobile 07920002119)

Lister Hospital, Stevenage and Watford General Hospital (NHS Secretary – Ms Kerri Knight – 01438 284042 )

Mr Vasdev is a Visiting Consultant Urological Surgeon and International Proctor to numerous hospitals in Asia and operates at Max Saket New Delhi (Contact 9810111048)

Mr Vasdev is insured with all major health insurance providers in the UK


GP-CME Talks

Link to recent and previous GP - CME talks given by Mr Vasdev

Clinical Trails

Mr Vasdev is the current Principal Investigator 2 national and 1 international clinical trials


Mr Vasdev's latest research and publications

Clinical Updates

Mr Vasdev's latest interviews


Urofix Mr Vasdev's latest application being developed

Urofix - A new application being developed by

Mr Vasdev to enhance patient recovery following robotic prostatectomy

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