Mr Declan Cahill

Mr Declan Cahill

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

Urology

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12 specialists

28 years of experience
19 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.99

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.96

Top feedback

“I struck gold as a patient when Declan Cahill was recommended to me. With him you feel you are getting not only the best that he can do, but the very best that could be done anywhere. You also feel that nothing matters more to him than you personally and your individual outcome, and that all of his self-evidently exceptional skill, assured (yet not remotely arrogant) authority and determination will be focused accordingly. He convinced me of this at our first meeting, having initially gone to him for a second opinion, and it's since been more than justified. He communicates superbly: technically, as a surgeon, in explaining your situation and the options plainly and simply; but also on a human level, embodying competence, compassion, control and inspiring confidence and calm that put you at your ease in a troubling situation so that your trust is complete. Nothing could be more important when what you need, after a disturbing prostate cancer diagnosis with so much uncertainty and so many variables, is optimal clarity that the treatment is right for you and that the doctor caring for you will play to the hilt the hand you have been dealt. This is not to suggest that Declan Cahill will take unwarranted risks but rather that he will make the most of what's possible for you, about which he is admirably direct without creating false expectations. Everything before, during and after my RARP last June has gone as well as he said it would, if not better. He is constantly there for you by phone or email, calling me the day before to see how I was and even calling my partner once I was out of theatre with reassurance that he’d achieved the fully nerve-sparing procedure on both sides that we’d hoped for – that call was a priceless touch that others might have delegated. He appears to have thought through and anticipated absolutely everything, as his website shows in the quality, quantity and sheer practical utility of information he makes available to his patients. And it’s not only him, but also the magnificent team he has assembled that make you feel so incredibly well supported and safe, particularly (in my case) Nurse Consultant Dr Netty Kinsella and Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Ramanathan Kasivisvanathan, as well as the ward staff at London Bridge Hospital (Guy's Cancer Centre) and Chris Cottrell and Emily Curtis at The Exercise Clinic who ensured I was well prepared for the procedure; real strength in depth across the board. It’s true that I was fortunate in presenting at a very early stage so that all of the malignancy could be removed without having to take anything else of significance. Yet I'm also absolutely certain that the overall outcome is only as good as it is because of Declan Cahill and his team. He continues to monitor me, but my PSA is currently undetectable 7 months on with none of the notorious potential side effects. When I was researching treatment options, I read that Declan was "the best of the best", “outstanding”, a “top man” who “goes the extra mile” - even a "superstar" - and I wondered if all that could really be true: now I know that it is. I owe him an incalculable debt and I cannot recommend him highly enough to anyone who finds themselves where I was last spring. I hope I have explained why. He is a tremendous urological surgeon and I cannot imagine one better.“
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Subspecialty

  • 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

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    2,026 reviews

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1,758 reviews

    About

    Mr Declan Cahill is a Consultant Urological Surgeon. He obtained his degree with distinction at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (now Imperial College London) in 1993, after which he embarked on specialist training in Urology. After successfully completing his urology training in London, he undertook fellowship training at the globally renowned Institut Mutualiste Montsouris in Paris, where his focus was in minimally invasive prostate surgery.

    Demonstrating his medical excellence and proficiency in surgery, Mr Cahill has been awarded the Hallett Prize Gold Medal for General Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons, as well as the Keith Yeates Gold Medal for Urology by the British Association of Urological Surgeons.

    He is highly regarded for his work in general urological diagnostics and treatment, as well as his own specialist practice in prostate cancer. In addition to prostate cancer, he has many other specialist areas of interest, including robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy, general urinary diagnostics and management (including urinary infection), haematuria, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and general conditions of the scrotum and penis.

    Mr Cahill performs between three and five robotic radical prostatectomies per week, and his results in this procedure are best-in-class, being comparable to the best published results worldwide for cancer margins, continence and potency. He also operates on a very large volume of prostate cancer patients each year.

    Procedures

    • Prostate Cancer
    • Nerve Sparing Prostatectomy
    • Robotic Surgery
    • Prostatectomy (Robotic)
    • Prostate Cancer Diagnostics
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    Special interests

    • Prostate Cancer
    • 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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