Mr Ramesh Thurairaja

Mr Ramesh Thurairaja

BM, MD(London), FRCS(Urol), FEBU

Urology

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1 specialist

22 years of experience
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Subspecialties

  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement
  • General Urology
  • Male and Female Incontinence
  • Reconstructive Urology
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
  • Urological Oncology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Tamil
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4520429
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £180

    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1234 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1549 reviews

    About

    Ramesh is consultant urological surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He undertook his first fellowship at the world-renowned Inselspital in Bern, Switzerland where he was mentored by Professor Urs Studer in prostate and bladder cancer and open reconstructive surgery, particularly in creating ‘Studer’ orthotropic bladder substitution.

    His second fellowship was in robotic prostate and bladder cancer surgery and reconstruction at Southmead Hospital, Bristol. Ramesh was originally appointed as a consultant urological surgeon at Kent & Canterbury Hospital where he successfully started and led the robotic bladder cancer service for East Kent. In 2014, Ramesh moved to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital as a consultant urological surgeon to join the internationally renowned tertiary Bladder Cancer Team. He is now the Bladder Cancer Lead at Guy's & St Thomas'. 

    Ramesh performs both open and robotic surgery including intra-corporeal urinary diversion including orthotopic neobladders using the Da Vinci robotic system for bladder cancer and reconstructive surgery. In addition, Ramesh started and now runs the first and only dedicated Radiation Cystitis Clinic in the UK dealing with all aspects of urological problems following pelvic radiotherapy. He also has a specialist interest in Genomics Medicine dealing with personalised healthcare.                         

    Ramesh completed his MD thesis with the University of London in Prostate Cancer and has published over 20 articles on various topics within urology in international journals. He is a tutor at King’s College London GKT School of Medical Education and the clinical supervisor for the Royal College of Surgeons (BAUS) Bladder Cancer Fellowship.

    Ramesh sees all general urological complaints and have particular interests in urological cancers, radiation cystitis, recurrent urinary tract infections and chronic pelvic pain. 

    Ramesh is married to a GP and has 2 boys. He live in Hertfordshire and enjoys keeping fit and cooking.                                             

    His philosophy is “Tailored medical care for your concern, complaint or condition.”


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    Holmium Laser Ablation to the Bladder, Trans-urethral resection of prostate, Robotic Cystectomy and Urinary Diversion (ileal conduit, Orthotopic Neobladder, Mitrofanoff Continent Diversion, Cutaneous Ureterostomy), Bladder Augmentation, Epidydimal cyst removal, Management of recurrent UTIs and Chronic Pelvic Pain

    Radiation Cystitis

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    Medical procedures

    • Bladder Instillation
    • Blue Light Cystoscopy
    • Circumcision
    • Female and Reconstructive Urology
    • Hydrocelectomy
    • Orchidectomy
    • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle (UDT)
    • PSA
    • Prostate Cancer Diagnostics
    • Prostatectomy (TURP)
    • Reconstructive Surgery
    • Robotic Cystectomy
    • Robotic Surgery
    • Transurethral Resection of a Bladder Tumour (TURBT)
    • Ureteroscopy
    • Vasectomy (Male Sterilization)
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Bladder Pain
    • Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    • Erectile Dysfunction
    • Overactive Bladder
    • Testicular Pain
    • Undescended Testicle
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Urological Cancers
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    Education

    Bachelor of Medicine (University of Southampton) 1998

    Doctorate in Medicine (University of London) 2005

    Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Urol) 2010

    Fellow of the European Board of Urology (European Board of Urology) 2011

    Member of the British Association of Urological Surgeon

    Member of the Royal College of Surgoens Edinburgh

    Member of European Urology Association

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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 1 doctor for:
    Mr Prasanna Sooriakumaran
    Mr Prasanna Sooriakumaran
    Urology

    01-11-2020

    Ramesh is a caring doctor and a careful surgeon with a great bedside manner. He has had exceptional surgical training in the best centres abroad, and is highly skilled at bladder cancer surgery, both robotic and open. I have no hesitation in recommending him to patients.

    For conditions: Erectile Dysfunction, Blood in Urine (Haematuria), Urological Cancers
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