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About Professor Nikhil Vasdev

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Professor Nikhil Vasdev is Professor and Chair of Robotic Surgery at the School of Life and Medical Sciences, UH (Promoted from Senior Clinical Lecturer in August 2022). Prof Vasdev is a Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon at the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre, Lister Hospital, UK. His private practice is Pinehill Hospital, Hitchin and One Hatfield Hospital, Hatfield. He is a Visiting Consultant Urological Surgeon at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.

Professor Vasdev is the Associate Medical Director for Cancer Services at the East and North Herts NHS Trust (Appointed in October 2019). Prof Vasdev is an international accredited proctor in Robotic Urology and operates regularly in Asia and Europe. Prof Vasdev is the Lead Consultant (Cancer) for the COVID-19 Response at NHS England for the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

In September 2016, Prof 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, Prof Vasdev was awarded the "Best Innovator" in the Surgical Division Awards at the East and North Herts NHS Trust. In April 2019, Prof Vasdev demonstrated a live Robotic Bladder removal and Robotic Urinary diversion at the Thai Urology Association meeting which is second operation of its kind to be performed in Thailand. In May 2020, Prof Vasdev was awarded an “ Doctor of Science (DSc)” [Higher award than PhD]  by the awards committee at the University of Hertfordshire in recognition Prof Vasdev contribution in Robotics in Surgery.

Prof 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 prostate (NeuroSAFE) and extended pelvic lymph node dissection and Robotic Cystectomy) and kidney surgery (Robotic Nephrectomy and Robotic Pyeloplasty). Prof Vasdev in 2019 has commenced preforming 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. Prof Vasdev also performs robotic cystectomy with both ileal conduit and neobladder formation.

Prof Vasdev specialises in general urology (Stone disease; Andrology; Fertility, Infertility and assisted conception; Vasectomy reversal; Urinary tract disorders; Urinary infection; prostate disease; Prostate Biopsy (Transperineal), Urinary symptoms; BPH / LUTS; treatment with preservation of sexual function; Blood in the urine or haematuria; Renal colic and stones)

In February 2017, Prof Vasdev has lead and commenced the Blue Light Cystoscopy programme for bladder cancer patients in North Hertfordshire. Prof Vasdev has performed 1100 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.

Prof 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”.

Prof Vasdev has published extensively and has over 201 peer-reviewed articles, 340 abstracts, 12 book chapters, written 2 textbooks on Urological Cancers and is on the editorial board of 15 international urological journals. He is on the national and international Fellowship accreditation committee at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Prof Vasdev is the East and North Herts NHS Trust Cancer Network lead for the Lister Robotic Urology / Vatikutti Foundation, USA collaboration. Prof 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 UK for the "Best practice pathway national development programme" which was released in September 2018 for national implementation and is currently co-chair for the MRI implementation and biopsy standardization. In 2022, Prof Vasdev performed Jordan’s first Robotic Surgery.

Prof Vasdev’s Urological surgical training includes his research in Gene Therapy for Urological Malignancies at the National University Hospital, Singapore followed by his basic surgical training at the National University Hospital, Singapore and Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He 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.

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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

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

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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

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GP-CME Talks

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Clinical Trails

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Research

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