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 is able to 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.