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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.
Diagnostics for all urological cancers, particularly prostate cancer including mpMRI to avoid unnecessary prostate biopsy.
mpMRI Prostate Fusion targeted biopsies of the prostate (if necessary) under local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic.
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery - All complex robotic surgery in the pelvis including Retzius-Sparing Prostatectomy, Robotic cystectomy, Robotic partial cystectomy, Robotic intracorporeal reconstruction including formation of new bladder (neobladder), Robotic bladder reconstruction or augmentation, Ureterectomy, Ureteric re-implantation or Boari Flap reconstruction & Robotic simple prostatectomy.
Diagnostics and treatment of Benign Enlargement of the Prostate.
Diagnosis and Treatment of infective and inflammatory conditions of the prostate and bladder.
Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis - new treatments with vaccine
Chronic Inflammatory Prostatitis - new intravesical treatments
Chronic Non-inflammatory Prostatitis - many treatment options through multi-disciplinary team working
- Prostate Cancer (diagnosis, targeted mpMRI fusion biopsies, Retzius-Sparing Robotic Prostatectomy)
- Bladder Cancer (detection, surgical management & surveillance)
- Diagnosis & Treatment of infective and inflammatory diseases of the prostate and bladder
- Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis - new treatments with vaccine
- Chronic Inflammatory Prostatitis - new intravesical treatments
- Chronic Non-inflammatory Prostatitis - many treatment options through multi-disciplinary team working
- MRI of the Prostate to avoid unnecessary transrectal biopsy
- Visual Registration / Fusion mpMRI enhanced targeted prostate biopsies
- Nerve Sparing Da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy
- Real-time, live mapping, accurately targeted Prostate Brachytherapy
- General Urology
- Urological Cancers / Uro-Oncology
- Kidney Cancer
- Diseases of the Prostate & Bladder
- Robotic Surgery & Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Urological Reconstruction
- Haematuria (Visible or Non-Visible)
- Any general problems related to Penis / Scrotum
- Elevated PSA / Prostate Cancer diagnosis & treatment
- BHP (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
- LUTS (Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms)
Excellent consultant. Nice reassuring manner during particularly stressful time for myself.
Mr Charlesworth and his fantastic team have been absolutely magnificent throughout what has been a very difficult and emotional time for me and my family. There are no easy options when it comes to prostate cancer but his expertise, experience and humility have been an enormous help to us all. You need an expert and he is most certainly one of the leading practitioners in the field. Thank you to Philip and the entire team.
Having recurring UTI’s and sepsis was causing numerous hospital visits and constant concerns. After researching for a consultant who specialises in this field we found Mr Philip Charlesworth. A quick consultation with him led to a general anaesthetic and a procedure to hopefully resolve these continuous bouts of illness and put things right and now look forward to being prostate infection free. Mr Charlesworth was very clear in explaining what would take place and I felt completely at ease with him. An extremely knowledgeable man and very professional. If you have prostate problems, give him a call!
Very reassuring manner and clear in communicating the different options available
Excellent. He is very calming and extremely professional. The advice he gives is clearly leading edge and very helpful. Thank you.
Excellent care and positive attitude regarding my health issues
Mr Charlesworth had a very calm and professional manner throughout my consultation. I felt he made time for me to fully understand and absorb all he was saying, and the information he gave me was pitched at just the right level. Whilst anxious before the consultation I have been delighted with the whole process.
A great communicator. Philip provides an excellent way of presenting cause, diagnosis and treatment, very reassuring to me as a patient. I feel well informed and confident that my medical condition will be treated successfully.
The most efficient and informative consultation I have ever had!
The most efficient and informative consultation I have ever hand!
Mr. Charlesworth explained everything clearly to me and had an excellent “bedside” manner whilst carrying out the procedure. I consider myself in good hands. Thank you
Mr Charlesworth is without doubt extremely professional and thorough consultant, his patient skills are always obvious. Mr Charlesworth has a very warm and enthusiastic manner which puts his patients at ease.
Very friendly person and very professional. Explained everything in the detail I wanted especially when I had to choose between operation or brachiotherapy.
Dr Charlesworth was very professional and an excellent communicator who immediately put me at ease during my consultation. My follow up biopsy, for which I was nervous and apprehensive, Karen the assisting nurse was exemplary with her support and the whole procedure was undertaken with the minimum of discomfort - with no pain whatsoever.
Excellent both from entering reception, meeting with nurses and great care from Mr Charlesworth
Friendly and informative, kept me fully aware of my condition and the procedure I was to have.
Professional and friendly a difficult combination to achieve - well done. Everything explained clearly nothing came as a surprise.
Kind and reassuring throughout.
As ever, professional, considered and extremely thorough.
Mr Charlesworth is an exceptional surgeon and colleague. He is one of the best robotic surgeons I have seen. He constantly refines his techniques to ensure he offers patients cutting edge surgery with a safe and professional manner. His outcomes are excellent and I have no hesitation in recommending him to patients.