Mr. Patel has been a Consultant Urological Surgeon based in Gloucestershire since 2007.
He is on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council (GMC Number: 4182610).
His NHS work is based at the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Cheltenham General and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital) while his private practice is based at the Nuffield Hospital and The Winfield Hospital in Gloucester. His special interests include the surgical management of urological cancers (prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, testicular and penile cancer), major open pelvic urological surgery, robotic surgery, the management of kidney and ureteric stones and Andrology (erectile dysfunction (impotence), penile and scrotal problems). In addition to this he is also highly experienced in the various other aspects of general urology (difficulty with urination, urinary tract infections, blood in the urine, over active bladder, incontinence, testicular pain, problems with the foreskin) including the use of lasers to treat enlarged prostates and stone disease.
Educational history, qualifications and other responsibilities
Following his undergraduate degree in Medicine (University of Bristol), he went on to do his basic surgical training in the Bristol area (1995 – 1999). As part of this he also worked as a Lecturer in Clinical Anatomy at the University of Bristol, where his role included teaching anatomy to medical and dental students as well as other allied professionals such as Physiotherapists . This was followed by a period in formal research working towards a postgraduate qualification, as part of which he helped to set up and run a large, multicentre UK study. His research interest was in the Epidemiology of Prostate Cancer with particular respect to the higher burden of the disease amongst men of African descent and was also supported by over £350,000 in grants from the Department of Health, The Prostate Cancer Charity, UK, and the AstraZeneca Foundation. His research work led to the award of Doctor of Medicine (MD) by the University of Bristol.
Having completed his Higher Surgical Training in Urology in the Southwest region, Mr Patel was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (in Urology) in 2006 and was appointed a Consultant Urological Surgeon in Gloucestershire in 2007. More recently he has been the Clinical Lead in Urology. He continues to maintain an active interest in the Teaching and Training of junior doctors, General Practitioners and Urologists in the UK. He was appointed to the post of Training Programme Director for Urology in the Southwest in 2014 and now oversees the postgraduate training of the urologists of tomorrow. He also maintains an interest in the training and provision of basic surgery in the developing world through his work with Urolink , part of the British Association of Urological Surgeons.
More recently, Mr. Patel has been very instrumental in the development of Robotic urological surgery in Gloucestershire. He is part of a cancer-centre team now providing robotic surgery for prostate and kidney cancer in Gloucestershire.
MB ChB, University of Bristol, 1995
Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1997
MD, University of Bristol, 2007
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, FRCS (Urol), 2006
Membership of Learned Organisations and other responsibilities
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, FRCS (Urol)
Training Programme Director for Urology (Southwest)
Clinical Lead for Urology in Gloucestershire (2012 – 2014)
Member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
Member of the European Association of Urology (EAU)
Committee member, Urolink
Medical Advisory Committee, Nuffield Hospital, Cheltenham