It is mainly a surgical specialty with highly technical equipment including telescopes, laser, laparoscopic (keyhole) and robotic operations
The majority of our work is done in outpatients or short-stay day surgery. A small number of patients need more complex in-patient procedures. We are the main surgical centre for urological cancers for Hertfordshire, with visiting consultants coming from hospitals in Luton and Watford.
Our main base is at Lister with inpatients on ward 7B and a full complement of junior medical staff, specialist theatre and ward nursing staff. Secretarial staff are based at Lister in the Ashwell building. Outpatients clinics are provided at the Lister, New QEII and Hertford County hospitals.
Watch consultant urologist, Nikhil Vasdev interviewed about robotic urology surgery
Vattikuti Foundation chief executive officer, Dr Mahendra Bhandari, conversation with Nikhil Vasdev, one of our consultant urological and robotic surgeons based at the Lister. They discuss cutting-edge robotic surgery for urology, recent new developments in robotic kidney transplantation, the importance of international co-operation, surgical data studies and much more in a wide-ranging conversation.