Personal profile

Vijay Ramani has been appointed as a Consultant Urological Surgeon at University Hospital South Manchester and The Christie, Manchester since 1999. His specialist interest is in prostate, bladder, renal, testis and complex pelvic and retroperitoneal cancers. He is a member of the Northwest Robotic Group and has also been responsible for the introduction and advancement of robotic surgery at The Christie and regularly undertakes robot assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (robotic prostatectomy) on patients with localised adenocarcinoma prostate. He also carries out Robotic partial nephrectomy. He is a recognised perceptor in robotic surgery and ha strained other specialists in this surgery.

His other specialist operations including radical cystectomy and neobladder reconstruction, partial nephrectomy for small renal tumours, radical nephrectomy and complex inferior vena cava surgery. He also undertakes surgery for testis cancer including primary orchidectomy and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.

He is a Lecturer of the European School of Urology. He has given many lectures both regional , nationally and internationally on Urological cancers and regularly recruits patients to trials through the specialist MDT set up. He also consults on the prostate and issues surrounding men’s health.

He sees patients with elevated (raised) PSA and performs both TRUS biopsies and Template guided biopsies for patients with increased psa levels. He provides a specialist opinion for patients passing blood in their urine (both frank haematuria and dipstik haematuria) and lower urinary tract symptoms. He also sees patients with testis lump (testicular or scrotal masses) and kidney (renal) mass or lump.

Clinical Interests

  • Urological oncology: Diagnostic work -up and Treatment
  • Prostate: Robot Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (Robotic Radical Prostatectomy) for Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Disease including BPH / Prostatism
  • raised PSA
  • Renal (Kidney) cancer: Partial (including Robotic Partial)
  • Nephrectomy
  • Radical Nephrectomy including Complex Renal Tumours with IVC Invasion
  • Bladder Cancer: TUR-BT
  • Radical Cystectomy and Neobladder Reconstruction
  • Testis lumps / swellings including Retroperitoneal Surgery for Testis Cancer
  • General Urology including Diagnostic Urology for haematuria (Blood in urine)
  • recent Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Abdominal pain/Pelvic Pain
  • Prostate problems - BPH / LUTS / Urinary Retention Adrenal Tumours

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Trust
  • The Christie NHS Trust

Professional Memberships

  • British Association of Urological Surgeons
  • British Association of Urological Surgeons - Oncology
  • British Medical Association
  • European Association of Urology

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