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Urology
Recommended by 4 specialists
25 years of experience
General Urology, Urological Oncology

Mr Christian Brown is a Consultant Urological Surgeon and a member of the prostate robotic and laparoscopic teams at King's College Hospital and Guy's Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts in London. He trained at a number of leading healthcare institutions across England, including King's College Hospital, University College Hospital, The Royal Marsden and The Royal College of Surgeons, as well as other hospitals across the South East of England.

Mr Brown offers care in both general and specialist urology. His general urology practice involves the assessment and management of general urological conditions including those of the kidney, bladder, prostate and male genitalia. His specialist urology practice involves laparoscopic and robotic surgery, with particularly extensive experience in robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP), having over 1250 cases under his belt.

Mr Brown shares his vast surgical experience as a lecturer on various postgraduate courses at University of London and in Europe. He has educated trainees and consultants in practical surgical skills in the UK and abroad. He is also an active clinical researcher in benign and malignant prostate disease, and has published over 45 peer reviewed articles in the field of urology.

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Urology
Recommended by 5 specialists
15 years of experience
General Urology, Urological Oncology, Neuro-Urology + 4 more

Mr Rajesh Nair, Consultant Urological Surgeon has been working within the Guy’s and St Thomas’s Trust since 2017. He is highly specialised in open, laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery of cancer in the bladder, kidney, prostate, and testis, he can also perform reconstructive urological surgery. His expertise extends across the whole spectrum of urological issues including Blood in the Urine, Urinary Tract Symptoms, Urological cancers, Urinary Tract Reconstruction, PUJ Obstruction, and testicular pain. He is also qualified to perform Blue-light Cystoscopy and Intravesical Bladder Treatment Strategies in Bladder Cancer, Continent and Incontinent Urinary Diversion, Bladder and Kidney Preservation for Cancer, Upper Tract Urothelial Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment, and Robotic Pyeloplasty.

Mr Nair has undertaken fellowships in robotics, uro-oncology, and reconstructive urology within many prestigious institutions in London including St. George’s Hospital, Guy’s Hospital, and abroad at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Australia. 

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Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Recommended by 2 specialists
25 years of experience
Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery, Gynaecology

Mr. Tsepov is an internationally recognised expert endometriosis surgeon performing laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery using DaVinci Xi surgical robot. Mr. Tsepov is a certified robotic DaVinci Xi console surgeon by The Intuitive Surgical. He and his multidisciplinary endometriosis team perform robotic surgery at The Princess Grace Hospital, HCA Healthcare UK. In his clinical practice, Denis widely uses traditional methods of diagnostics and treatment, as well as latest innovative approaches and techniques recommended by National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE), European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

At The Harley Street Clinic, Mr Tsepov has established and is currently leading a Multidisciplinary Endometriosis Clinic which has been accredited as an endometriosis referral centre by The British Society Of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE)

The centre offers full range of investigations, treatment and post-treatment support for patients with severe endometriosis and complex gynaecological surgical problems. This work involves complex gynaecological laparoscopic surgery, often performed together with designated colorectal and urology surgeons given the complex surgical nature of severe endometriosis.

The Harley Street Clinic Endometriosis Centre Philosophy:

Individualised treatment strategy and involvement of patients in decision making

Multidisciplinary team approach and constant support of our patients.

Excisional nerve sparing endoscopic / robotic endometriosis surgery of any complexity

Center's multidisciplinary team offers top surgical expertise in excisional nerve sparing, radical and fertility preserving treatment options of severe infiltrating endometriosis. Our aim is to avoid multiple surgical operations for deep endometriosis and clear the disease in a single surgical procedure. We use principles of conservative radicality and nerve sparing and our target is to remove the disease and cause minimal collateral damage to other pelvic organs, nerves and blood vessels.

Ongoing Care and Patient Support

Harley Street Clinic Endometriosis Centre is a coordinated multidisciplinary network. It offers comprehensive and personalised approach to endometriosis from all aspects.

This is the the clinic where gynaecology endometriosis surgeons, specialist endometriosis nurse, colorectal (bowel) surgeon, urologist, anaesthetists, chronic pain specialists, gastroenterologists, and consultant radiologist, specialising in endometriosis work together and always discuss the treatment of patients with severe endometriosis on multidisciplinary team meetings (MDM)

Apart from the core medical specialists our patients will have access to clinical psychologist, complimentary medicine specialist and psycho-sexual councillor. We work in close partnership with fertility team in Lister Hospital for those patients who have difficulty getting pregnant with endometriosis. We support our patients in all aspects of endometriosis care before, during and after surgery. Our aim is to improve reproductive health of our patients and enhance their quality of life.

Bowel Endometriosis

For suspected deep infiltrating endometriosis of the bowel clinic offers offer extensive pre-operative assessment including special MRI scan to asssess the extent of the disease before surgery. If deep infiltrating endometriosis of the bowel is confirmed by the MRI we offer surgical treatment options which may include bowel shaving, disciod stapler bowel resection or, for large or multiple bowel endometriosis nodules - economical segmental bowel resection. All these procedures are performed laparoscopically. Our surgical audit data shows excellent results in improving patients quality of life, pain levels and sexual function. Our serious complications rate for bowel endometriosis surgery is very low and we take enourmous efforts to maintain patients well being before, during and after surgery.

Urinary Tract Endometriosis

Our multidisciplinary team has vast experience in surgical treatment of deep infiltrating endometriosis of the bladder and ureters. If bladder endometriosis is confirmed by the MRI we offer excisional treatment which may include full thicknes bladder nodules excision, bladder reconstruction and ureteric re-implantation. All these procedures are performed laparoscopically. After surgery we offer bladder physiotherapy support to enhance post surgical recovery and speed up patients return to normality.

Diaphragmatic Endometriosis

We offer excisional treatment for confirmed diaphragmatic endometriosis. These operations are performed by a joint surgical team involving gynaecology, upper GI and thoracic surgeons. Procedures are performed endoscopically.

Mr. Tsepov widely participates in major European and Global meetings dedicated to complex gynaecological surgery and endometriosis as faculty member and invited speaker. Mr. Tsepov has received Surgical Video Competition Award by British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy in Edinburgh UK in 2018 and Silver Video Surgery Award by British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy in Newport, UK in 2019. He has also performed live surgery broadcasts to a number of International congresses dedicated to deep infiltrating endometriosis.

Mr Tsepov is a passionate supporter of preventive and evidence-based medicine. His other areas of expertise include diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain syndrome, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, menstrual disorders, polycystic ovarian syndrome, pelvic inflammatory disease, endocrine gynaecological disorders, early pregnancy problems, ectopic pregnancy, selection of the best contraception etc.

In his clinical practice, Denis widely uses traditional methods of diagnostics and treatment, as well as latest innovative approaches and techniques recommended by National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE), European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ESGE) and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

Mr Denis Tsepov graduated from St. Petersburg State Medical University in Russia in 1997 and completed higher specialist training in the United Kingdom. Mr Tsepov is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of the United Kingdom (RCOG).

Mr. Tsepov has completed advanced special skills module in Gynaecological Oncology together with Labour Ward ATSM in 2010 and on UK specialist register.

In addition to his UK training he has learned and excelled advanced surgical techniques for excisional treatment of severe endometriosis in leading European Endometriosis Centres in Bordeaux and Rouen, (France) , Bologna and Negrar (Italy) and Moscow (Russian Federation)

Outside his clinic Mr. Tsepov is a passionate hiker and enjoys long walks on the British and French Countryside and also fishing trips to nothern Finland and Russia.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Excision of severe deep infiltrating endometriosis
  • Excision of recto-vaginal deep endometriosis
  • Excision of bowel deep endometriosis
  • Rectal shaving, disc bowel resection, segmental bowel resection
  • Urinary tract deep endometriosis
  • Excisional nerve sparing surgery for deep endometriosis
  • Complex endoscopic gynaecological surgery
  • General and surgical gynaecology
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopy and hysteroscopic surgery
  • Office Hysteroscopy
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Gynaecological endocrinology
  • Menopause
  • Robotic surgery service
  • Deep endometriosis of the bowel and recto-vaginal space
  • Rectal shaving, discoid bowel resection, segmental bowel resection
  • Nerve sparing excisional surgery for endometriosis
  • Deep endometriosis of the urinary tract
  • Ureteric re-implantation, bladder excision and reconstruction.
  • Adenomyosis
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Complex gynaecological surgery
  • Multidisciplinary surgery
  • The Harley Street BSGE Endometriosis Centre
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Cardiology
Recommended by 3 specialists
17 years of experience
Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure, General (Internal) Medicine

Konstantinos Savvatis is a Consultant Cardiologist in the Inherited Cardiovascular Diseases Unit at Barts Heart Centre in London and Honorary Associate Professor in University College London and Queen Mary University London. He trained at the Department of Cardiology at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany, one of the largest centres in Europe focusing on dilated and inflammatory cardiomyopathy. He acquired his PhD on the immunomodulatory role of matrix metalloproteinases in acute myocarditis and continued working as Clinician Scientist at the Charité and the Centre for Regenerative Therapies focusing on the role of fibrosis and fibroblasts in heart failure and cardiomyopathy.

His main clinical and academic interests are genetic and inflammatory cardiomyopathies and, especially, the risk assessment and therapy of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis and cardiac involvement in Neuromuscular Conditions (limb girdle, Duchenne and Becker’s muscular dystrophy, myotonic dystrophy, Friedreich’s ataxia).

He is specialised in advanced cardiovascular MRI and echocardiography.

His work has been published in several high impact journals, such as Nature Communications, Circulation, Circulation Research, JACC and European Heart Journal.


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Myocarditis

Cardiac sarcoidosis

Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy

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Urology
Recommended by 1 specialist
23 years of experience
General Urology, Urological Oncology

Mr Ben Challacombe, Consultant Urological Surgeon currently works within the Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS Trust. He is highly specialised in minimally invasive procedures for prostatic disease. He is the clinical lead for urological cancer and clinical robotics, his expertise in robotics is unparalleled, he is a mentor and fellowship director for robotic surgery.

Mr Challacombe has trained in many highly prestigious institutions including Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, and The Royal Marsden Hospital, as well as abroad at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, alongside Professor Tony Costello. He was later awarded the Rowan Nicks Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. His intensive training allowed him to learn both laparoscopic and robotic techniques, he later performed the first clinical trial of tele-robotics in London and Oxford in 2002. This trial later became a section within his Master’s thesis on robotic medicine and tele-medicine.

Mr Challacombe has performed a vast range of procedures including over 1000 robotic radical prostatectomies, over 1100 robotic upper tract procedures (560 of which were robotic partial nephrectomies), and is also highly experienced in holmium laser prostatectomy (HoLEP) having performed over 900. He remains one of the most sought after surgeons in the UK for robotic partial nephrectomy and upper tract robotics. Additionally, he helped to create the robotic cystectomy and robotic partial nephrectomy programmes at Guy’s Hospital.

He remains an active member of the research community, his current research interests focus on robotic surgery training, trans-perineal template biopsy and sentinel node techniques, active surveillance of low risk prostate cancer, and haptic probe development in robotic surgery. He has also published over 230 articles in high-impact journals, written 3 books, and has contributed 25 chapters to textbooks. He holds positions for many associations including being Chairman for the British Association of Urology (BAUS) Oncology Section, and is a trustee for of The Urology Foundation Charity. On top of this he is also an associate editor for BJUI. 

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Oncology
Recommended by 1 specialist
38 years of experience
Clinical Oncology, Medical Oncology

Professor Heather Payne is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist, specialising in urological and prostate cancer at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust and she also sees patients privately, including at The Harley Street Clinic and The Prostate Centre.

Professor Payne trained at St Mary’s Hospital and after qualifying, spent time in general medicine in London and Haiti.

On her returned to London, she trained as a Clinical Oncologist, and also developed an interest in urological oncology.

In addition to her clinical work, she is also actively involved in research, and she has pioneered a program of high-dose rate brachytherapy for prostate cancer. Current research interests include hormone therapy, sensitisation of hormones and radiotherapy, predictive indices for bowel toxicity with radiotherapy, proton beam therapy for prostate cancer, chemotherapy and assisting men with decision making and prostate cancer.

Professor Payne is principal investigator in a number of international and national studies and has been published in peer-reviewed journals. She is Chair of the British Uro-oncology Group and Oncology Lead for the National Prostate Cancer Audit. She also serves on the Prostate Cancer Advisory Group for the UK.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy/Rapid Arc
  • Low Does Brachytherapy
  • Hormone Treatment
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Novel Hormone Therapy
  • External beam radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Brachytherapy

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Neurosurgery
33 years of experience
Skull-Base Surgery, Spinal Surgery

London based consultant neurosurgeon, Mr Nicholas Thomas, provides care for patients with brain and spinal disorders. He has a wide range of clinical skills with interests including endoscopic pituitary and skull base surgery, spine surgery, anterior and lateral skull base surgery, and complex spine surgery. Mr Thomas is a key member at international endoscopic pituitary surgery training workshops.


Mr Thomas also leads a nationwide multidisciplinary clinic that specialises in neurofibromatosis and von Hieel Lindau disease. Mr Thomas qualified in 1988 and undertook general surgical training before specialising in neurosurgery and becoming a consultant.


In addition to his work in the UK, Mr Thomas also carries out volunteer work overseas; he has taught and operated alongside local neurosurgeons at the National Hospital and Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka, over the last 15 years.

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Neurosurgery
29 years of experience
Spinal Surgery, Neuro-Oncology, Paediatric (Pediatric) Neurosurgery

Consultant Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgeon Mr Sanjeev Bassi is a highly trained specialist in treating all kinds of problems relating to the brain and spine and operates a complete adult and paediatric practice for both cranial and spinal surgery. Mr Bassi offers treatment for a vast range of conditions, including sciatica, back and neck pain, hydrocephalus, brain haemorrhage, brain tumours, spinal tumours, cerebral palsy, neuroendoscopy and implantation of skeletal muscle relaxant pumps. He provides treatment for premature children and helps with antenatal diagnosis and counselling of parents of babies diagnosed with brain and spinal problems pre-birth.

In 1992, Mr Bassi graduated with a medical degree from the University of Manchester, after which he embarked upon further education and extensive training. After becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Mr Bassi continued his neurosurgery training in Nottingham before receiving a prestigious fellowship at the The Necker–Enfants Malades Hospital in Paris and the Montefiore Medical Center in New York. He took up a role at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford as a paediatric neurosurgical fellow before working as a Consultant Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgeon at King's College Hospital and Evelina London Children's Hospital.

Mr Bassi is one of two leading paediatric neurosurgeons based at King's College Hospital in London and performs 25-30% of all paediatric neurosurgical procedures in the South of England. His specialist areas of interest also include general neurosurgery for adults, paediatric diseases that progress into adulthood and degenerative spinal problems.

Thanks to his extensive training and expertise in the applications of neuroendoscopy in neurosurgery, Mr Bassi lectures internationally on the complex topics of endoscopic treatment of craniopharingiomas, third ventriculostomy and endoscopic applications in pineal tumours. He also leads a course on hydrocephalus and endoscopy at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 

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Neurosurgery
Recommended by 1 specialist
44 years of experience
Spinal Surgery

Mr Gullan is the most senior neurosurgeon in London neurosurgery partnership and works with other to deliver a high level of neurosurgical care. 

He has obtained his membership of the Royal College of Physicians and a fellowship of the royal college of surgeons. He has developed a large practice in spinal and neurovascular training and has established a reputation for being at the forefront of many surgical techniques. 

He presented the first use of posterior instrumented stabilisation for malignant disease affecting the spinal column and was the first neurosurgeon worldwide to pilot both the use of intervertebral fusion cages for cervical disc surgery and introduce posterior lumbar interbody fusion to neurosurgeons in the UK.

Mr Gullan enjoys teaching, especially operative techniques and clinical decision making, to young neurosurgeons. 

 

 

 


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Craniotomy Brain Surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Discectomy
  • Spinal surgery
  • Sciatica
  • Back pain
  • Cervical spine surgery
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Brachalgia
  • Discectomy
  • Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Epidural for back pain
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery 
  • Neurosurgery
  • Craniotomy Brain Surgery
  • Gamma knife surgery
  • Laminectomy
  • Facet joint pain

 

  • Brain Tumours
  • Spinal surgery
  • Complex spinal surgery
  • Degenerative spinal disease
  • Metastatic spinal cord compression 
  • Spinal tumours
  • Neuro-oncology

 

 

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Cardiology
51 years of experience
Interventional Cardiology, Heart Muscle Disease/Cardiomyopathy

Dr. Rodney Foale is a Consultant Cardiologist at The Harley Street Clinic. His main clinical interests are general adult cardiology, arrhythmia, hypertension and percutaneous interventional treatment of coronary artery disease. He specialises in angioplasty - a procedure that can open up a blocked blood vessel in the arteries using a tiny stent.

Dr. Rodney Foale was an Honours graduate from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1971. He completed further training at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, before travelling to India to work in rural Madras and Kashmir. After a training programme based in the UK at the Hammersmith and Royal London Hospitals, he took up the Registrar's post at the National Heart Hospital. He then spent two years at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA before returning to his Senior Registrar's post at the Hammersmith Hospital in London. In 1985 he was appointed as Consultant Cardiologist at St. Mary's Hospital, London. He then became the Clinical Director of Surgery, which incorporates Cardiovascular Medicine and Intensive Care. He is also the Co-Director of the International Centre for Circulatory Health (ICCH) which supports research at St Mary's Hospital-Imperial College.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Angioplasty
  • Coronary Angiography
  • CT Coronary Angiogram
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • ECG (electrocardiogram)
  • ECG monitor (24 hours)
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
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