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Mr Chandrasekharan Badrakumar

Consultant Urologist

MBBS, DNB Indian National Board- Urology, FEBU European Board- Urology, FRCS Urology

Practices at: BMI Woodlands Hospital

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Mr Badrakumar has special interests in endo-urology, surgical treatment of urinary stones complex upper urinary tract obstruction and stents.

Before joining South Tees Hospitals he was a consultant urologist in Scotland. He had also held an educational advisor position for SAS doctors with NHS Education for Scotland. He worked for more than three years in Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he developed stone service for the region. He set up Percutaneous nephrolithotomy service for the Fylde coast region.

He was involved in the development of electronic stent register, cancer pathways for fast-track investigation pathways for urgent suspected urological cancer referral that complies with current NICE guidelines, E-discharge platform and MDT workflow reconfiguration.

Mr Badrakumar is an educational supervisor for junior and middle-grade urology trainees.

He introduced Memokath ureteric stent insertion for patients who are dependent on long-term stents to maintain their renal function. This has eliminated or reduced the need for regular stent change.

Mr Badrakumar contributed significantly to research. He was the principal investigator for SUSPEND Trial (Medical expulsive therapy in adults with ureteric colic: a multi-centre, randomised, placebo-controlled trial) UK National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment Programme. He set up recruitment for PUrE-RCT (The Percutaneous nephrolithotomy, flexible Ureterorenoscopy and Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for lower pole kidney stones Randomised Controlled Trial) as principle investigator.

He was the founder member and developer of the online urology discussion forum called uroeducation. He participates in Urolink project (BAUS funded) to develop a urology service in the remote parts of Ethiopia.

  • Male and Female lower urinary tract symptoms
  • Urinary infection
  • Bladder out flow obstruction
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Urinary stones
  • Hematuria assessment
  • Urological cancer diagnosis

  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)

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