Mr Declan Cahill

Mr Declan Cahill

BSc (Hons), MSc, MBBS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Urol)

Urology

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26 years of experience
18 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

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5
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4.98
Explanation
4.98

Top feedback

“Friendly and engaging but authoritative. Felt confident that Mr Cahill fully understood my condition and was the guy I could trust to sort me out. Took time to explain his approach, based on sharing diagnostic information. I particularly welcomed Mr Cahill's phone call a day prior to surgery which was very reassuring, similarly his call to my wife after the operation.“
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Subspecialties

  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement
  • General Urology
  • Urological Oncology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4036692
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £175

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    369 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    638 reviews

    About

    Mr Declan Cahill is a Consultant Urological Surgeon. In 1993, he qualified at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (now Imperial College) with distinction.

    Much of his extensive medical career has been spent training in London. Owing to his medical excellence, he was awarded the Hallett Prize Gold Medal for General Surgery and then the Keith Yates Gold Medal for Urology. After completing his urology training in London, he undertook fellowship training at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris in Paris, the world-leading institution at the time, where his specialism was minimally invasive prostate surgery.

    Mr Cahill has an excellent reputation in general urological diagnostics and treatment as well as his own specialist practice in prostate cancer. His specialist areas of interest include prostate cancer, robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy, general urinary diagnostics and management including urinary infection, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), haematuria, and general conditions of the scrotum and penis.

    For robotic radical prostatectomy his results are equivalent to the best published results in the world for cancer margins, continence and potency. He operates on a very high volume of patients with prostate cancer each year, performing between three and five robotic radical prostatectomies per week.

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    Medical procedures

    • Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy
    • Robotic surgery
    • Da Vinci robotic surgery
    • Scrotology
    • Hydrocelectomy
    • Orchidectomy
    • PSA
    • Prostate biopsy
    • Prostate cancer
    • Prostate surgery
    • Prostate resection (using laser)
    • Prostatectomy (TURP)
    • Nerve sparing prostatectomy
    • Circumcision
    • Bladder examination by camera (cystoscopy)
    • Epididymal cyst removal
    • Scrotum fluid removal 
    • Urethra examination
    • Urodynamics study
    • Varicocele surgery
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    Special interests

    • Benign prostatic disease
    • Benign prostate hyperplasia
    • Blood in urine (haematuria)
    • General conditions of the scrotum and penis
    • Prostate cancer diagnostics
    • PSA issues
    • Urological cancers
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    Education

    • BSc - London University - 1990
    • MBBS - London University - 1993
    • MSc - London University - 2000
    • FRCS (Eng) - Royal College of Surgeons of England - 1997
    • FRCS (Urol) - Royal College of Surgeons of England - 2001
    • Laparoscopic Surgery Fellowship - Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris - 2002
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    Reviews

    4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Prostate Cancer
    58/172
    Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
    24/172
    Prostatectomy (TURP)
    12/172
    Robotic Surgery
    12/172
    Prostate cancer
    10/172
    Urology
    7/172
    Prostate Cancer Diagnostics
    3/172
    PSA
    2/172
    Prostate biopsy
    2/172
    Radical Prostatectomy
    2/172
    Radical prostatectomy
    2/172
    prostrate cancer
    2/172
    radical prostatectomy
    2/172
    robotic prostatectomy
    2/172
    Cronic prostatis
    1/172
    Advanced Prostate Cancer
    1/172
    Benign Prostatic Enlargement
    1/172
    Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    1/172
    Cancer of the prostate
    1/172
    Duirng two last years ( before operation ) my PSA level was set to increase every month and local urologists ( i reside in UAE )
    1/172
    General Urology
    1/172
    Identification of a tumour on my prostate by the local health authority team
    1/172
    Possible prostate cancer.
    1/172
    Postrate Cancer
    1/172
    Prosate Removal Surgery
    1/172
    Prostate Cancer PSA 8.1
    1/172
    Prostate Cancer, Radical Prostatectomy
    1/172
    Prostrate cancer
    1/172
    Radical Prostatectomy
    1/172
    Radical prostatectomy.
    1/172
    Renal Cancer
    1/172
    Robotic Prostate Cancer Surgery
    1/172
    Robotic Radical Prostatectomy.
    1/172
    Robotic assisted radical prostatectomy
    1/172
    Urological Cancers
    1/172
    Urological Oncology
    1/172
    prostate adenocarcinoma
    1/172
    prostate cancer, surgical removal, six year follow-up visit
    1/172
    prostate infection urinary tract and bladder complications
    1/172
    prostrate cancer. prostrate ectomy
    1/172
    radical prostate surgery
    1/172
    radical prostectomy
    1/172
    robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy
    1/172
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
    Friendly and engaging but authoritative. Felt confident that Mr Cahill fully understood my condition and was the guy I could trust to sort me out. Took time to explain his approach, based on sharing diagnostic information. I particularly welcomed Mr Cahill's phone call a day prior to surgery which was very reassuring, similarly his call to my wife after the operation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer
    I was pretty “bruised and battered” by the time I arrived at Mr Cahill’s door, having been given the devastating news, firstly that I had an aggressive, locally advanced prostate cancer and secondly that I would have to wait up to 6 months for surgery, at our local hospital, with the need for additional adjuvant hormone therapy in the meantime. My wife and I researched the options thoroughly and kept coming across the name, Declan Cahill. Not only did he have an impressive professional record but just as importantly, he was well regarded by colleagues and patients alike. We were delighted and relieved when Mr Cahill agreed to take me on. It felt as though a weight had been lifted off our shoulders. We were struck by his genuine commitment to his patients and his aim to make the process work as smoothly as possible. Declan Cahill’s easy, relaxed, but competent manner instilled in us a confidence and positivity we hadn’t felt for weeks. We had complete faith that Mr Cahill would do his best to carry out the delicate lifesaving procedures but would also try to maintain functions where possible. We were confident that he had a plan backed up by extensive experience of dealing with conditions like mine. It was heartening to know that I was in “good hands”, at last. We were impressed that Mr Cahill took time to phone us personally, (me the evening before and my wife several times on the day of the operation), to reassure us and to keep us updated. He gave us plenty of time to ask questions without feeling pressurised by time constraints. We felt at all times that he had our best interests at heart. Travelling to the Royal Marsden from our home in Birmingham presented added complications during the current pandemic but it was worth all the time and effort to know that I was getting the highest level of treatment. I am still at an early stage of treatment but I am so pleased that we made the decision. Mr Cahill is not only a highly proficient and skilled surgeon he is an exceptionally caring and kind human being. We couldn’t have asked for more.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostatectomy (TURP)
    From the first contact I had with Declan Cahill to discuss my prostrate cancer, I felt, for the first time since my diagnosis a sense of calmness come over me. Declan explained in language that I could understand, after analysing the myriad of test results in front of him, how he would proceed to achieve the best possible outcome for me. His confidence, reassurance and positivity convinced me I was in the best of hands and nothing about my treatment has detracted from that opinion. Post op now and still a way to go, but everything is going well, I rest assured by Declan that he is always contactable for any concerns, no matter how big or small. Overall the treatment I have received from Declan has been outstanding, and I certainly have no regrets putting myself under his care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
    Mr Cahill was exceptionally approachable and considerate at every stage. He thoroughly explained different options and responded fully to my questions. Consultation was unhurried and friendly. I especially appreciated the personal phone call on the evening before the operation. He gave me a sense of confidence and trust.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy Robotic Surgery
    Being diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 66 was one of the, if not the, most anxious times of my life. Picking the right type of procedure among the myriad that exist, and then the right consultant to perform the procedure, was not easy. I have to say my choice of Mr Declan Cahill was the right choice. In my initial consultation with him, he made me feel very comfortable with taking the surgical approach for my cancer. He also made me comfortable with the consultants I had narrowed my choice down to, Mr Ben Eddy and himself. I felt no pressure to pick him over Ben. My decision to have Declan perform the procedure was heartily supported by both the surgeon that had diagnosed my cancer and Mr Eddy as well. Declan is a pioneer in retzius sparing prostatectomy and I whole heartedly recommend him and his team to anyone contemplating a radical prostatectomy. He and his team made me feel like much more than just a patient. They made me feel like a valued friend.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
    Declan was great from first consultation and at every stage after. He kept things light while being straight forward about what was going to happen. infectiously confident and I always felt he couldn't wait to give me good news.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer Robotic Surgery Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
    Mr Cahill was first class from start to finish. From my first consultation (done virtually on Zoom without issue) to calling me the night before my operation (full prostatectomy) to check in and calm my nerves to the day itself (including calling my wife personally after the op) - all done with great empathy. Robotic prostatectomy successful due to Mr Cahill's skill where the large volume of previous similar operations was a key reason for my choice of surgeon. Highly recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Robotic assisted radical prostatectomy Prostate Cancer Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
    Mr Cahill is an outstanding urologist. When I was referred to him with newly diagnosed prostate cancer I was seen very promptly. I was understandably apprehensive, however I found him to be most professional, extremely approachable and reassuring and I felt fully informed and confident about the care I was going to receive from him. He subsequently performed a robotic radical prostatectomy and my recovery has been extremely rapid, all thanks to his skill. His aftercare has continued to the same excellent standard. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others suffering from the same condition.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Robotic Surgery Prostate Cancer
    The treatment that I received from Declan Cahill for the removal of my cancerous prostate was, as far as I can tell, not previously having received such treatment, exemplary. Both before and after the operation Mr Cahill visited me on the ward to ensure that I was fully informed about what was happening to me, something I had not expected to happen. I had only expected to see one of Mr Cahill’s team. This approach helped me through the process and greatly reduced my anxiety levels.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer
    Declan Cahill is undoubtedly highly skilled and professional in his field, and yet makes the patient feel as if he is interacting with a long time friend. This is invaluable to anyone seeking his opinion/treatment at a very anxious time. Everything is handled with great speed, reassurance and skill. In my case, further to the results of the biopsy and at Declan's recommendation, I shall be consulting other professionals about various possible treatments. In case, I feel the best course is RP, I would not hesitate for a moment to come back to him. All round a great professional and a really nice guy.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy Prostate Cancer Robotic Surgery
    I found having Dr. Cahill as my surgeon to be very reassuring. His extensive experience with this procedure, his confident manner and the straightforward way in which he both explained the surgery and dealt with my questions helped greatly to put my mind at ease when choosing between surgery and radiotherapy.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    A very disaming and practicle approach.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer
    He is an ever reassuring physician who takes the care of his patient (me) on the front burner He was always offering explanations and assurances on my condition The post surgery attention was of world class that one feels healed completely by his assurances He keeps on inquiring about me and the operation periodically
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer
    Very competent surgeon. Explained everything to the intelligent layperson (me) before and after the operation.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy Benign Prostatic Enlargement
    I use Declan a great deal as a referrer and have nothing but positive feedback. Fabulous surgeon and very approachable for patients
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Urology
    Mr Cahill has a wonderful bedside manner. He is an extremely knowledgeable doctor and proved both kind and reassuring also, He didn't make me feel rushed, and really listened. i would highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer
    I am a Consultant Anaesthetist and have worked with Declan over many years both in the NHS and privately. It has been great to watch him evolve into one of the leading surgeons in the field of Robotic Prostatectomy. He is noted not only for his surgical skill but his enthusiasm and drive. He really cares about his patients and strives to do the best for them. He manages to create great functioning teams around him. Thoroughly recommended.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer Prostatectomy (TURP) Robotic Surgery
    I met Declan following my prostate cancer diagnosis and whilst prior to our meeting I was feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the numerous options during the meeting it became very clear that surgery was the right option given my general health and age (57). I was booked in for surgery 2 months later and from a patients viewpoint everything went to plan - the facilities and the whole team led by Declan at the Marsden in London were top notch and I was discharged by Declan on Saturday morning within 24 hours of surgery. The statistics show that Declan is one of the very highest rated prostate cancer surgeons in the country but it is only when you get to meet him and go through a process from beginning to end that you can really tell what a fabulous all round surgeon he is
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostatectomy (TURP)
    Declan is an Honest no cover ups surgeon who tells it as it is, Informs you of all possibilities, but at the same time reassures you that they can be dealt with. Certainly my choice for surgery, Safe hands.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer Diagnostics Robotic Surgery Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
    Over the years I have worked with Mr Cahill along with many other urologists all over the country. I can safely say he is one of the best clinicians and robotic surgeons I have come across. He cares about his patients and makes well thought out decisions taking into account the patients wishes and in theatre is meticulous in every single step.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    1

    Urology

    Mr Prasanna Sooriakumaran
    Mr Prasanna Sooriakumaran
    Urology

    27-10-2020

    Declan is one of the finest robotic prostate cancer surgeons I know. And given that I've worked and trained with the world's best, that's saying something! He has great results, is hugely invested in his patients, and exemplifies what being a great doctor and surgeon are. He is definitely one of the surgeons I look up to in order to improve my own performance. I can recommend him to any patient without hesitation.

    For specialty: Urology
    For conditions: Prostate Cancer, Urological Cancers
    Connection: Is a colleague

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