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Mr Philip Charlesworth - Urology

Mr Philip Charlesworth is a Consultant Urologist at Berkshire Independent Hospital in Reading

Based at: Berkshire Independent Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

- Prostate Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Robotic Surgery (including the latest techniques for continence preservation, erectile nerve sparing, major pelvic cancer removal, extended BPLND, intracorporeal reconstruction and neobladder formation)
- Multiparametric MRI of the Prostate and avoidance of unnecessary transrectal biopsy
- Visual Registration / Fusion Targeted mp MRI enhanced targeted prostate biopsies
- Real-time, live mapping accurately targeted Prostate Brachytherapy
- General Urology
- Urological Cancers / Uro-Oncology
- Diseases of the Prostate & Bladder
- Robotic Surgery & Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Urological Reconstruction
- Haematuria (Visible or Non-Visible)
- Any general problems related to Penis / Scrotum
- Elevated PSA / Prostate Cancer diagnosis & treatment
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, BPH
- Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, LUTS
- Bladder Cancer (detection, surgical management & surveillance)
- Kidney Cancer

Academic background

After surgical training in the NHS & Military hospitals on the South Coast of the UK, Mr Philip Charlesworth went to Oxford in 2004 to begin a Post-Graduate degree in the Molecular Genetics of Urological Malignancies, at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford.

In 2007 Mr Philip Charlesworth initiated his Specialist Surgical training in Urology & Uro-Oncology within the hospitals of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire & Oxfordshire. The final years of specialist training were concentrated on Robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgery & open surgery for major urological cancers and subsequent surgical reconstruction. Mr Charlesworth also developed an expertise in Real-time, live mapping, accurately targeted Prostate Brachytherapy whilst working at one of the UK's leading centres.

In 2012, Mr Philip Charlesworth was awarded a British Urological Foundation Robotic Preceptorship with Professor Indebir Gill and his robotic surgical team at the University of Southern California Institute of Urology, Los Angeles, California. Professor Inderbir Gill is arguably one of the greatest minimally invasive surgeon in the world. Mr Philip Charlesworth has also had experience working with the robotic surgical teams of Guy's & St Thomas Hospitals, London, Regina Elena Hospital, National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy, and Harlev University Hospital, Copenhagen.

Professional Memberships

Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, BM;
Doctorate of Medicine, DM;
Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons
of England, FRCS(Urol)
British Association of Urological Surgeons, BAUS

NHS base

Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust

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