Mr Nikhil Vasdev

Mr Nikhil Vasdev

MBBS; MRCS; ChM (Urol); FRCS (Urol); HonDSc; RCSEng Robotic Fellowship

Urology

16 years of experience
9 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.98

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“My partner was so nervous about the whole process initially but from his first consultation with Mr Vasdev, he was so comfortable and had only positive thoughts about the procedure. We know a vasectomy reversal is a tricky operation but my partner was really pleased with how it all went and was looked after in hospital. The operation was completed in August 2020, we had the sperm test months after which came back as positive and the procedure worked. I then fell pregnant in the December however had an early miscarriage at the end of Jan 21. I am now pregnant again with a healthy pregnancy and due the end of Jan 22. We can’t thank Mr Vasdev enough for his dedicated work. My partners scar is barely visible (I can’t see it) and he has had no problems since, no infections, no after complications, we are so pleased! My partner really felt at ease with Mr Vasdev“
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Subspecialties

  • Andrology
  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement
  • Female Functional Urology
  • General Urology
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male and Female Incontinence
  • Neuro-Urology
  • Reconstructive Urology
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
  • Urological Oncology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
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Registered with

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd): 59761
  • European Association of Urology: 86802
  • British Association of Urological Surgeons: 003011
  • General Medical Council: 5209036
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £205

    Follow-up appointment: £145

    Practices worked at

    Pinehill Hospital

    Benslow Lane, Hitchin, United Kingdom, SG4 9QZ
    119 reviews

    One Hatfield Hospital

    Hatfield Avenue Hatfield business Park, Hatfield, United Kingdom, AL10 9UA
    44 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    18:00 - 21:00
    Tue
    08:00 - 21:00
    Wed
    18:00 - 21:00
    Thu
    Not available
    Fri
    18:00 - 21:00
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr Nikhil Vasdev is a Consultant Urological and Robotic Surgeon at the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre, Lister Hospital, UK and is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire leading Robotic Surgical and Urology Research. Mr Vasdev is the Associate Medical Director (AMD) for Cancer Services at the East and North Herts NHS Trust (Appointed in October 2019). In his capacity as AMD he is the lead consultant for the COVID-19 Cancer Response.  Mr Vasdev is an expert advisor in NHS England and NHS Improvement on the COVID-19 Response Team, for Cancer patients care during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. His private practice is at Pinehill Hospital, Hitchin and One Hatfield Hospital, Hatfield in the UK. Mr Vasdev is an international accredited proctor in Robotic Urology and operates regularly in Asia and Europe.


    In September 2016, Mr 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, Mr Vasdev was awarded the "Best Innovator" in the Surgical Division Awards at the East and North Herts NHS Trust. In April 2019, Mr 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, for his excellence in the field of Robotic Surgery, Mr Vasdev was awarded an  Doctor of Science (Hon DSc)” [Higher award than a PhD] by the awards committee at the University of Hertfordshire in recognition for Mr Vasdev’s contribution in Robotics in Surgery both in the UK and internationally.


    Mr Vasdev’s specialist interest is Urologic Oncology (Clinical and Academic). He specialises 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 with Robotic Ileal Conduit / Robotic Neobladder formation) and kidney surgery (Robotic Pyeloplasty). Mr 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. Mr Vasdev also performs open cystectomy with both ileal conduit and neobladder formation. Mr Vasdev also 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, Mr Vasdev has lead and commenced the Blue Light Cystoscopy programme for bladder cancer patients in North Hertfordshire .. Mr Vasdev has performed 850 Robotic Urological procedures in 6 years as a consultant and continues to be amongst the highest volume robotic urology cancer surgeons in the UK with excellent patient outcomes.


    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 his 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 received multiple prestigious national and international grants. He is the chief investigator for the new URO17 Biomarker for Bladder cancer which has been featured in the “Mail on Sunday” in November 2020 - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-9021645/Groundbreaking-urine-test-spot-bladder-cancer-proves-100-accurate-trials.html


    Mr Vasdev has published extensively and has over 155 peer-reviewed articles, 220 abstracts, 12 book chapters, written 2 textbooks on Urological Cancers and is on the editorial board of 15 international urological journals.


    Mr Vasdev is the East and North Herts NHS Trust Cancer Network lead for the Lister Robotic Urology / Vatikutti Foundation, USA collaboration. Mr 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" or national implementation and is currently co-chair for the MRI implementation and biopsy standardization. Mr Vasdev has developed successfully adapted Robotic Surgery protocols implement in over 40 countries to reduced Aerosol risks during the COVID-19 pandemic to allow continuation of Robotic surgery.


    Mr Vasdev’s Urological surgical training includes my 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

    Procedures

    • Prostate Cancer
    • Vasectomy Reversal
    • Bladder Botox Injections
    • Bladder Instillation
    • Bladder Neck Incision
    • Blue Light Cystoscopy
    • Circumcision
    • Cystoscopy
    • Female and Reconstructive Urology
    • Focal Therapy (Prostate Cancer)
    • Frenuloplasty (Penis)
    • Green Light Laser Prostatectomy
    • Hydrocelectomy
    • Kidney Stone Prevention
    • MRI of Prostate
    • Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
    • Orchidectomy
    • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle (UDT)
    • PSA Testing
    • Prostate Biopsy
    • Prostate Cancer Diagnostics
    • Prostatectomy (Radical)
    • Prostatectomy (Robotic)
    • Prostatectomy (TURP)
    • Reconstructive Surgery
    • Retroperitoneal Procedures
    • Rigid & Flexible Ureterorenoscopy and Laser Fragmentation of Stones
    • Robotic Cystectomy
    • Robotic Pyeloplasty
    • Robotic Reconstructive Surgery
    • Robotic Surgery
    • Transrectal Ultrasound (TRUS)
    • Transurethral Resection of a Bladder Tumour (TURBT)
    • Ureteroscopy
    • Urethral Diverticulum Surgery
    • Urodynamics
    • Vasectomy (Male Sterilization)
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Prostate Cancer
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    • Bladder Pain
    • Prostatitis (Prostate Swelling)
    • Bladder Stones
    • Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    • Epididymal Cysts
    • Erectile Dysfunction
    • Foreskin and Scrotal Conditions
    • Germ Cell Testicular Cancer
    • Infertility
    • Interstitial Cystitis
    • Kidney Cysts
    • Male Hypogonadism
    • Male Infertility
    • Overactive Bladder
    • Penile Cancer
    • Peyronie's Disease
    • Peyronies Disease
    • Priapism
    • Renal Cancer
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Testicular Lumps & Swellings
    • Testicular Pain
    • Undescended Testicle
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Urological Cancers
    • Urological Cancers
    • Varicocele
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    Education

    2021 - Clinical Champions National Leadshership Programme, Prostate Cancer UK

    2020 - Doctor of Science  (Robotic Surgery) - University of Hertfordshire

    2014 - ChM (Urol) - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / University of Edinburgh (Distinction)

    2014 - Royal College of Surgeons of England / British Association of Urological Surgeons National Robotic Urological Fellowship

    2012 - FRCS (Urol) - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Higher Surgical Training - UK)

    2006 - MRCS (UK) - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Basic Surgical Training - Singapore and UK)

    2002 - Clinical Research Associate (National University of Singapore)

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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.98
    Explanation
    4.98
    Prostate Cancer
    5/53
    Prostate Cancer
    5/53
    Vasectomy Reversal
    3/53
    Bladder Cancer
    2/53
    Bladder Cancer
    2/53
    Bladder Cancer
    2/53
    Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    1/53
    Bladder Pain
    1/53
    Prostatitis (Prostate Swelling)
    1/53
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    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    My partner was so nervous about the whole process initially but from his first consultation with Mr Vasdev, he was so comfortable and had only positive thoughts about the procedure. We know a vasectomy reversal is a tricky operation but my partner was really pleased with how it all went and was looked after in hospital. The operation was completed in August 2020, we had the sperm test months after which came back as positive and the procedure worked. I then fell pregnant in the December however had an early miscarriage at the end of Jan 21. I am now pregnant again with a healthy pregnancy and due the end of Jan 22. We can’t thank Mr Vasdev enough for his dedicated work. My partners scar is barely visible (I can’t see it) and he has had no problems since, no infections, no after complications, we are so pleased! My partner really felt at ease with Mr Vasdev
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    (5/5)
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    (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very happy
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Mr Vasdev clearly explained the procedure I was to undergo - both it's pluses and possible minuses - and got me into the operating theatre at the earliest possible time. The operation - conducted via robot and entailing the removal of my bladder, prostate and assorted lymph nodes - went just as well as could reasonably be expected, and I was home from hospital in less than a week. In the following few weeks my recovery was steady and continual, and now, just under seven weeks post-op, I feel completely recovered from the operation. I would rate Mr Vasdev's care - before, during and after the operation - as excellent.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Vasdev explained everything very clearly and is very reassuring.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    saw me at short notice, explained clearly my symptoms and gave me some treatment choices. kept in touch via phone with remote appointments when necessary. Thanks
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    My experience of being treated by Mr Vasdev was totally reassuring and the care of a very high standard. I was very nervous and it was so good to get his expert advice and consultation. I am not the most proactive about seeking medical assistance and especially for a condition that people may feel very self conscious about. I can honestly say please do seek help and if you go to an expert rather than spend too much time on the internet raising a lot of fears and stress that can be totally unfounded you will feel a lot better for it. Mr Vasdev’s clinic was one stop and I had urine, bloods and a scan all on the same day. I can highly recommend him and would certainly not wish to be treated by anyone else in the future. I value my time and would not endorse him to this degree if it was not warranted.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Extremely efficient. calm, knowledgeable and reassuring.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Vasdev was excellent throughout my entire experience. From the initial diagnosis, through the options, the explanation of the procedure, handling the delay due to COVID 19 cancelling all operations in March, pre-op, the actual operation and the aftercare he and his team have been superb. He successfully removed my prostate and the cancer in it. Such is the brilliance of the robotic assisted surgery I have made a great recovery just a few months later. Mr Vasdev has an easy going style and makes time to answer any question you have. Highly recommended.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I was very fortunate to have been referred to Mr Vasdev by my GP after enquiring about a vasectomy reversal. From the very first meeting Mr Vasdev displayed outstanding communication skills. He explained the process, procedure, and potential outcomes in a clear and concise way. He was very reassuring throughout and took time to answer any questions or concerns I had. Thanks to Mr Vasdev's skill the procedure was a success!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    very good with full explanation of the whole process.
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