Mr Philip Charlesworth

Mr Philip Charlesworth

BM DM FRCS(Urol)

Urology

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1 specialist

19 years of experience
7 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
4.95
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4.95
Explanation
4.95

Top feedback

“Excellent consultant. Nice reassuring manner during particularly stressful time for myself. “
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Subspecialty

  • Urological Oncology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4717308
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £205

    Follow-up appointment: £165

    Practices worked at

    The Urology Partnership at The Forbury Clinic

    11 Kendrick Rd, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 5DU
    86 reviews

    The Urology Partnership at The Forbury Clinic Harley Street

    10 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9PF
    0 reviews

    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    140 reviews

    About

    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.

     

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    Medical procedures

    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

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    Special interests

    • 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)
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    Education

    • BM 
    • DM University of Oxford 
    • FRCS(Urol) The Royal College of Surgeons
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    Reviews

    Overall
    5
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    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent consultant. Nice reassuring manner during particularly stressful time for myself.

    25-10-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    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.

    30-08-2018
    Overall
    4
    Explanation
    4
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    4

    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!

    02-05-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Very reassuring manner and clear in communicating the different options available

    19-04-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent. He is very calming and extremely professional. The advice he gives is clearly leading edge and very helpful. Thank you.

    04-04-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent care and positive attitude regarding my health issues

    22-03-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    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.

    15-03-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    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.

    08-03-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    The most efficient and informative consultation I have ever had!

    28-02-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    The most efficient and informative consultation I have ever hand!

    28-02-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    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

    22-02-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    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.

    22-02-2018
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Very friendly person and very professional. Explained everything in the detail I wanted especially when I had to choose between operation or brachiotherapy.

    14-12-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    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.

    14-12-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Excellent both from entering reception, meeting with nurses and great care from Mr Charlesworth

    14-12-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Friendly and informative, kept me fully aware of my condition and the procedure I was to have.

    14-12-2017
    Overall
    5
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    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Professional and friendly a difficult combination to achieve - well done. Everything explained clearly nothing came as a surprise.

    14-12-2017
    Overall
    5
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    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Kind and reassuring throughout.

    07-12-2017
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5

    Excellent

    07-12-2017
    Overall
    5
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    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    As ever, professional, considered and extremely thorough.

    07-12-2017
    Overall
    5
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    5
    Bedside Manner
    5

    Great

    05-12-2017
    Overall
    5
    Explanation
    5
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    5

    Great

    02-11-2017

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Urology

    Mr Chris Blick
    Mr Chris Blick
    Urology

    19-12-2017

    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.

    For specialty: Urology
    Connection: Is a colleague

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