Mr Rajesh Nair, Urological Surgeon

Mr Rajesh Nair FRCS (Urol.), FEBU, MSc. (Urol)

Urological Surgeon

FRCS (Urol.), FEBU, MSc. (Urol)
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Areas of expertise

  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Complex urological reconstruction
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  • byMr Christian Brown, Urologist

    Raj Nair provides an excellent opinion in uro oncology. He specialises in bladder and kidney cancer and is a national authority on robotic radical cystectomy with all reconstructive options available.

  • byMr Greg Shaw, Urologist

    Mr Rajesh Nair is a superb surgeon with excellent clinical skills and fantastic interpersonal skills. He works hard for his patients to achieve the best possible results.

  • byMr Christian Brown, Urologist

    Raj Nair provides an excellent opinion in uro oncology. He specialises in bladder and kidney cancer and is a national authority on robotic radical cystectomy with all reconstructive options available.

  • byMr Greg Shaw, Urologist

    Mr Rajesh Nair is a superb surgeon with excellent clinical skills and fantastic interpersonal skills. He works hard for his patients to achieve the best possible results.

  • Address

  • Telephone or video consultation

    Available for patients, please call to arrange, GB, W1G 8GT

  • The Prostate Centre

    32 Wimpole Street, London, GB, W1G 8GT

  • London Bridge Hospital Private Care at Guy's

    Great Maze Pond, London, GB, SE1 9RT

  • London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, GB, SE1 2PR

  • HCA UK at The Shard

    The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street, London, GB, SE1 9BS

  • Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

    Trust Offices, Guy's Hospital, London, Greater London, GB, SE1 9RT

  • About Mr Rajesh Nair

    GMC number: 6149278

    Year qualified: 2006

    Place of primary qualification: University of London

    Mr Rajesh Nair is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust since 2017. He cares for patients with all urological malignancies. His specialist interest areas include open, laparoscopic as well as robot assisted surgery with a particular focus in uro-oncology (kidney, prostate, bladder and testis cancer) and reconstructive urological surgery. He has significant expertise in the investigation and treatment of bladder, kidney and upper tract urothelial cancers. He is also an expert in blue-light (photodynamic) cystoscopy and intravesical (treatment into the bladder) treatment strategies.

    Rajesh graduated in medicine from University College London (UCL) and then trained as a urological surgeon in the UK. He completed his higher specialist training in urology from the London Deanery where he was awarded the FRCS (Urolorgy) and FEBU (Fellow of the European Board of Urology). He has successfully completed three advanced fellowship training programmes in robotics, uro-oncology and reconstructive urology from St George’s Hospital, Guy’s Hospital and the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia.

    Rajesh has a strong interest in academic research and remains committed to surgical education both in the UK and overseas. He has contributed to medical literature with over 40 peer reviewed publications, six book chapters, edited a book and presented in over 120 national and international presentations. Many prominent urological and surgical associations frequently invite him to lecture, present, chair and participate in urological meetings both nationally and internationally.

    Areas of expertise

    • Bladder and kidney preservation for bladder and kidney cancer
    • Bladder cancer
    • Blood in the urine
    • Blue-light cystoscopy and intravesical bladder treatment strategies in bladder cancer
    • Complex urological reconstruction
    • Continent and incontinent urinary diversion
    • Kidney cancer
    • Minimally invasive surgery (robotic and laparoscopic)
    • Oncology
    • Open surgery
    • Penile and scrotal conditions
    • Prostate cancer
    • Prostatitis
    • PUJ obstruction
    • Robotic pyeloplasty
    • Testicular cancer
    • Testicular pain
    • Upper tract urothelial cancer
    • Upper tract urothelial cancer diagnostics and treatment
    • Urinary tract reconstruction
    • Urinary tract symptoms

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    Many symptoms that patients present are often unusual for them and they can be worrying. One of the most important things that patients want to exclude is underlying cancer. I, therefore, try and take a bit more of a holistic approach to managing these patients with some care and compassion.

    Patients come to see me with a range of symptoms which can include blood within their urine, worries about prostate cancer because they have a family member or a friend who has prostate cancer, or perhaps even a lump on the testicle which they've never felt before and seems unusual.

    I try and see my patients as quickly as I possibly can, offer them the requisite tests in a timely manner and try and reassure them as best as possible, or at least provide direction forward.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    I offer a wide and diverse range of treatments, which can range from a simple conversation for reassurance, all the way up to surgery, which can be minor surgery involving vasectomy or circumcision or correcting problems with the foreskin, all the way to major cancer operations which can include removal of the bladder or the prostate gland or kidney tumours and testicular tumours.

    My surgical experience ranges between minimally invasive and robotic surgery, all the way to open surgery, and I tailor my treatment in a very personalized way towards what the patient will need and benefit the most from.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    My particular areas of subspecialist interests are in bladder and kidney cancer, and I have a particular interest in trying to preserve as much bladder or kidney function if at all possible in circumstances of cancer. I also have an interest in the management of complicated reconstructive surgery, which involves trying to restore the flow of urine anywhere within the urinary tract if there was a stricture or obstruction or tumour.

    The techniques which I employ range from a combination of the keyhole, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery and open surgery as well, although I do have an interest in endoscopic surgery, particularly in the role of blue light cystoscopy and bladder preservation strategies.

  • Professional memberships

    Royal College of Surgeons of England
    European Association of Urology
    General Medical Council

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