Mr Nikhil Vasdev

Consultant Urological Surgeon


MBBS; MRCS; ChM (Urol); FRCS (Urol)

Nikhil Vasdev

Secretary Contact Details

Tel: 01438 284042






Robotic Urology; Uro-oncology; Laparoscopic Urology

Hospital Base


Clinic Locations

Lister and New QEII hospitals


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.

Mr Vasdev’s specialist interest is 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 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. 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.

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. 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 his latest research developments.

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.