Mr Philip Charlesworth

Mr Philip Charlesworth

BM DM FRCS(Urol)

Urology

Recommended by 1 specialist
22 years of experience
9 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.97

Top feedback

“From my first meeting with Mr Charlesworth, I have felt well-informed regarding what my situation was, what needed to be done about it and how it would be done. I had complete confidence in him and had no concerns whatsoever about the procedure that he was to perform on me. I also appreciated the post-op chat we had the day after my procedure where he talked me through what he had done. He's a top man!“
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Subspecialties

  • General Urology
  • 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 Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5NY
    2,111 reviews

    Berkshire Independent Hospital

    Coley Park, Swallows Croft, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom, RG1 6UZ
    49 reviews

    About

    Mr Philip Charlesworth, Consultant Urological Surgeon, is currently working within the Berkshire Independent Hospital, Reading. He is highly specialised in the diagnosis of prostate cancer (specialist MRI scans - multiparametric MRIs, mpMRI), diagnosis of any urology problems, or specific uro-oncological issues. He is also one of a few surgeons in the UK that can perform operations with the use of the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System, he performs bowel reconstruction and formation and robotic radical prostatectomy with this system.

    Mr Charlesworth undertook surgical training in NHS & Military Hospitals, he then proceeded to do a post-graduate degree in Molecular Genetics of Urological Malignancies, at the University of Oxford. His Higher Speciality Training in surgical urology and uro-oncology focused on robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, open surgery for major urological cancers, and surgical reconstruction. He continued his education by working alongside Professor Indebir Gill on the highly prestigious British Urological Foundation Robotic Preceptorship at the University of Southern California Institute of Urology, USA.

    Throughout his career, he has performed over 250 complex robotic major pelvic uro-oncological cancer procedures and is one of the busiest surgeons of his kind in the UK. He recently took up the position of Lead for major pelvic cancer operations for patients within the Royal Berkshire and South Oxfordshire NHS Trusts.

    Procedures

    • Prostatectomy (Radical)
    • Robotic Surgery
    • Robotic Cystectomy
    • PSA Testing
    • Prostate Cancer Diagnostics
    • Prostatectomy (Robotic)
    • Prostatectomy (TURP)
    • Reconstructive Surgery
    • Urodynamics
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    • Penile Cancer
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Urological Cancers
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    Education

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

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.97
    Bedside Manner
    4.97
    Explanation
    4.97
    Prostatectomy (Radical)
    4/30
    General Urology
    2/30
    Robotic Surgery
    2/30
    Robotic Cystectomy
    1/30
    Urological Oncology
    1/30
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    From my first meeting with Mr Charlesworth, I have felt well-informed regarding what my situation was, what needed to be done about it and how it would be done. I had complete confidence in him and had no concerns whatsoever about the procedure that he was to perform on me. I also appreciated the post-op chat we had the day after my procedure where he talked me through what he had done. He's a top man!
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Charlesworth provided me with a first class service throughout my stay,highly recommend
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Great in every aspect.
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    (5/5)
    Excellent doctor! Made me feel that I am in safe hands. Would highly recommend him.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    When being originally referred by my health care provider I was offered different specialists than Phillip, but some intuition caused me to research others and I came across Philip. I was drawn to his wealth of experience and obvious professionalism for his specialism and the fact that he was at the forefront of robotic prostatectomy. Since my first consultation, I had complete faith that I was in the best hands and now out the other side of the procedure, I have no doubt. A very professional and assuring manner tinged with an underlying humor which helps ease challenging moments. Highly recommended.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Extremely kind and excellent care
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    good clear explanations and delivered what he said he would
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Really impressed. Could not have been more charming, gave me huge confidence and explained every step of the procedure before and after surgery. Explained aftercare in detail etc and agreed further appointments. Could not have asked for more.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Excellent consultant. Nice reassuring manner during particularly stressful time for myself.
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    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.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Is a colleague

    "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."

    19-12-2017

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