Mr Philip JS Charlesworth is a Consultant Urological Surgeon based in Reading, UK. Following his graduation and completion of surgical training in the NHS & Military Hospitals on the South-Coast of the UK, he began a post-graduate degree in Molecular Genetics of Urological Malignancies, at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford. Once qualified he undertook his specialist surgical training in Urology & Uro-oncology and spent his final years focusing on robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgery & open surgery for major urological cancers and subsequent surgical reconstruction.
In 2012 he was awarded a British Urological Foundation Robotic Preceptorship alongside world-renowned Professor Indebir Gill and his robotic surgical team at the University of Southern California Institute of Urology, Los Angeles, California, USA.
He has a specialist interest in bladder cancer and robotic surgery, currently having performed in excess of 250 complex robotic major pelvic uro-oncological cancer operations and is ranked one of the highest volume surgeons according to national statistics. He has become the lead for major pelvic cancer operations for patients in Berkshire and South Oxfordshire, serving a population of 1.1 million people. He is one of a handful of surgeons able to perform complex operations using the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System for bowel reconstruction and formation, also having pioneered a radical technique to rectify robotic radical prostatectomy with graded erectile nerve sparing.
Other specialist interests include the diagnosis of prostate cancer, particularly with the novel advancement of specialist MRI scans of the prostate (multiparametric MRIs, mpMRI). He offers comprehensive diagnosis and investigative services for any urology problems, or specific uro-oncological complaints / concerns.