Urology consultant performs 500th robotic surgery

Trust urology consultant Mr Nikhil Vasdev and his team performed his 500th robotic urology surgery in December. His 500 procedures have included robotic prostatectomies, bladder removals and kidney reconstructive surgeries – most of which were treatments for cancer.

The Trust’s medical director, Michael Chilvers, said:

“Many congratulations to Nikhil and the team for achieving such an important milestone. Nationally the Lister is a really important centre for robotic surgery thanks to the skills and dedication of our teams.” 

Mr Vasdev said:

“I am very fortunate to be working with an excellent team that has helped me achieve 500 robotic surgeries in four-and-a-half years as a consultant. I am grateful to the robotic theatre team, senior management, my colleagues in urology and anaesthetics, nursing team (ward, recovery and pre-operative) and my family for their support.”