Mr Vasdev was invited faculty at the Urology Symposium, Hong Kong in November 2017. Mr Vasdev gave 3 lectures focusing on Robotic Cystectomy and Robotic Urinary Diversion.Mr Vasdev is also a founding member of the Asian Robotic Assisted Cystectomy Consortium which was established at the meeting which focuses on improving robotic surgery techniques for bladder cancer patients in Asia.Mr Vasdev is the only European surgeon to be a part of the consortium”
Mr Nikhil Vasdev is a consultant urological surgeon with a specialist interest in robotic urological surgery and surgical urological oncology at the Lister Hospital. In September 2016, Mr Vasdev was awarded the prestigious “Celebration of Clinical Excellence Award ” by the Mr Nick Carver, chief executive of the East and North Herts NHS Trust. In May 2017, Mr Vasdev was awarded the “Best Innovator” at the Surgical Division Awards at the East and North Herts NHS Trust.
Mr Vasdev’s specialist interest is urologic oncology (clinical and academic).Mr. Vasdev is currently serving patients within the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre, Lister Hospital, Stevenage and Watford General Hospital, Watford, UK. Mr Vasdev private practice location is at Pinehill Hospital in Hitchin, Spire Bushey Hospital, North London and Rivers Hospital, Sawbridgeworth. Mr Vasdev also operates at the Apollo Group of Hospitals in India (New Delhi) and conducts Multi Disciplinary Team clinics in India regularly.
He performs both robotic bladder and prostate cancer surgery (robotic prostatectomy with intra-operative Frozen section of prostate (NeuroSAFE) and extended pelvic lymph node dissection and robotic cystectomy) and kidney surgery (robotic nephrectomy and robotic pyeloplasty). Mr Vasdev also performs open/laparoscopic nephrectomy and open cystectomy with both ileal conduit and neobladders formation.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. In February 2017, Mr Vasdev has lead and commenced the Blue light cystoscopy programme. This is greatly beneficial in patients with Bladder Cancer.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 my 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 a broad experience in basic science, clinical research and have had numerous successful research grants approved. His basic science background as clinical research associate at the National University of Singapore in Urology involved performing clinical trials and basic science research on gene therapy and immunotherapy for prostate and bladder cancer.
He is an international proctor in Robotic Urological Surgery, and attributes his success to being focused. Mr Vasdev’s has performed 215 independent Robotic Prostatectomies as a consultant with his complications rate being in the lower 2% amongst UK surgeons (British Association of Urological Surgeons data). Mr Vasdev’s specialist interest is in urologic oncology (clinical and academic). He performs both robotic bladder and prostate cancer surgery (robotic prostatectomy with intra-operative Frozen section of prostate (NeuroSAFE) and extended pelvic lymph node dissection and robotic cystectomy) and kidney surgery (robotic nephrectomy and robotic pyeloplasty). Mr Vasdev also performs open/laparoscopic nephrectomy and open cystectomy with both ileal conduit and neobladder formation.
Mr Vasdev has published extensively and has over 120 peer-reviewed articles, 220 abstracts, 12 book chapters, written 2 textbooks on Urological Cancers and am on the editorial board of 9 international urological journals. I also review for high impact factor journals including “The Lancet” and “The British Journal of Urology International”. Mr Vasdev’s current research interests focus on the early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of prostate / bladder and kidney cancer patients, identification of biomarkers high-risk prostate cancer patients, enhancing recovery/ quality-of life-issues in patients with prostate, bladder and kidney treatment, robotic nanotechnology and development of robotic intra-operative haptic feedback sensory technology. Please follow my latest research at developments at:-
Mr Vasdev is a Senior Clinical Tutor at the University of Cambridge where he leads Urological Medical Student teaching. Mr Vasdev is the Lead Clinical Tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / University of Edinburgh for the ChM (Urol) degree for Prostate Cancer, Robotic Urology and New Technology. Mr Vasdev is the East and North Herts NHS Trust Cancer Network lead for the Lister Robotic Urology / Vatikutti Foundation, USA collaboration where he co-ordinates research between 12 international hospitals as a part of the Vatikutti foundation to enhance patient care and are working on the development of model to help reduce the cost of robotic surgery in order for the benefits of technology to be available and affordable to patients in the developing world. Mr Vasdev is an international proctor in Robotic Urological Surgeon and is a clinical advisor to Prostate Cancer UK.
Mr Vasdev’s Urological surgical training includes his basic surgical training at the National University Hospital, Singapore and Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Mr Vasdev then completed my 6 year 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.
In February 2017, Mr Vasdev has been presented in the Leading Physicians of the World – Link
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Mr Vasdev is a spokesperson for the “Blood in pee” bladder and kidney cancer campaign for Public Health England and NHS England. Rhe Be Clear on Cancer ‘blood in pee’ campaign is returning to raise awareness of bladder and kidney cancer symptoms and encourage those with symptoms to visit their GP; a key symptom of both cancers is ‘blood in pee’
He has had a national interview on ITV News, the Department of Health, BOB FM and written an article in the “Daily express” – All on 16th Feb 2016