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Professor Raj Persad


Professor Raj Persad

Professor Raj Persad has been a Consultant Urological Surgeon for over 25 years and is Professor at the University of West England, Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol and former Honorary Professor of Medicine at teh University of Pittsburgh and the University of the West Indies. He is Royal College Surgical Tutor and Prostate Cancer transformation Lead for the South-West (NHSE Cancer Alliance).

He trained at University College Hospital Medical School and completed his higher urological training in Bristol and Cambridge, with Postgraduate Fellowships at Duke University, USA, Johns Hopkins, USA and Lund University, Sweden. He specalises in andrology, benign prostate diseases (medical and minimally invasive treatments for BPH) and urological cancers including state of the art diagnostics for prostate and bladder cancer.

Professor Persad's practice is strongly rooted in evidence base from his research active programmes which have produced over 300 scientific peer-reviewed articals as well as 9 books relating to advanced urological practice. He has been awarded £8m in research grants for research and innovation in Cancer and Andrology. He has been a mentor to many consultant surgeons in innovative procedures and cutting edge technology, and has been anadvicer to NICE, CRUK, NIHR and National and International Clinical Guideline Committees. He is the Urological Innovations Lead for the University of West of England enhanced robotics programme for both enchanced surgical application and for assisted living for vulnerable patients in the home.

To name a few, Professor Persad's clinical skills include the following:

Andrology - the Management of:

Low testosterone and its associations

Peyronies Disease

Erectile Dysfunction (including prosthetic surgery)

Management of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy- minimally invasive procedures:



Green light laser

Conventional TURP

Management of prostate cancer -

Modern state of the art diagnostic procedures such as MRI and fusion biopsy of the prostate (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgVlwrP9lGk

Minimally invasive HIFU hemi-ablation for prostate cancer

Professor Persad enjoys cycling, tennis and playing the piano. He has also for the last 28 years helped with surgical teaching and training and examining abroad in developing nations of Africa and South America.

To find out more about working with Raj Persad, you can contact his PA Nicole directly at: 

Contact Email: Raj.Persad@hcaconsultant.co.uk

Contact Number: 02070 794399