Mr Raj Nigam

Personal profile

Raj Nigam was born in London and attended Haberdasher’s Aske’s School before graduating in Medicine from University College London. He gained his basic surgical training at University College and Middlesex Hospitals and completed an MD thesis from the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in the basic sciences of cancer metastasis. He was a Urological Registrar at St Mary’s Hospital in London followed by Senior Urological Registrar posts at St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals.

Appointed as Consultant Urological Surgeon to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in 2000 and in 2009 to the Institute of Urology at University College London Hospitals. Wide experience in Urology including General Urology, Andrology and Urological Oncology Practice in NHS hospitals. Several management positions including formerly Clinical Director of Urology at Royal Surrey.

Educational Supervisor and Trainer of postgraduate surgeons. National Selection Panel for Urological Trainees.(UK). Chairman of Quality Surveillance Teams for NHS England in Urological Oncology. Examiner & Lecturer on various courses including FRCS (Urol).

Research Interests: Widely published in urological and oncological fields. Current focus on Advanced prostate diagnostics and focal therapy for prostate cancer, minimising side-effects of prostate cancer treatments. Involved in national/international trials of focal therapy. Ongoing research in penile cancer with PET-MRI trial, basic science and clinical research projects.

Medicolegal experience: Expert witness for 15 years with extensive experience of both Defendant and Claimant work.

Professional Memberships

  • British Association of Urological Surgeons
  • Section of Oncology, Endourology, Andrology and Genito-urethral Surgery
  • European Association of Urology
  • British Medical Association
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellow of the European Board of Urology

Clinical Interests

Prostate Cancer:

  • advanced diagnostics utilising multiparametric MRI followed by transperineal template and MRI-Ultrasound fusion biopsies.

Prostate Cancer treatments:

  • Focal Therapy utilising High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and Cryotherapy. Active Surveillance and 2nd opinions.

Andrology:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Male infertility (HFEA accredited)
  • Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal
  • Surgical sperm retrieval
  • Male hormonal problems
  • Peyronie’s disease (surgical and minimally invasive treatments)
  • Penile implants
  • Circumcision
  • Glans resurfacing
  • Buried penis

Penile Cancer:

  • Regional Lead for Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire,-surgical treatments and reconstruction for localised and advanced cancers.

General Urology:

  • Benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) and bladder problems
  • Alternative and innovative treatment for BPH
  • Stone disease
  • Incontinence with Videourodynamics service
  • Male incontinence.

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Royal Surrey County Hospital & University College London Hospitals

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