Mr Rizwan Hamid, Urological Surgeon

Mr Rizwan Hamid MBBS FRCS Urol

Urological Surgeon

MBBS FRCS Urol
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Areas of expertise

  • Urinary incontinence (males and females) before and after surgery
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Chronic bladder pain or prostatitis
  • Neurourology
  • Reconstructive urology (any bladder dysfunction after a bladder surgery that's gone wrong, injury to the bladder or to the ureters)
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  • by A Specialist

    Mr Rizwan Hamid is an outstanding urological surgeon. He is an expert in his field with an excellent reputation!

  • byProf. Mark Emberton, Professor of Urology

    Mr Rizwan Hamid is a real voiding disorder expert and is a highly recommended specialist.

  • by A Specialist

    Mr Rizwan Hamid is an outstanding urological surgeon. He is an expert in his field with an excellent reputation!

  • byProf. Mark Emberton, Professor of Urology

    Mr Rizwan Hamid is a real voiding disorder expert and is a highly recommended specialist.

  • Address

    • Telephone consultation

      Available for patients, please call to arrange, GB, NW8 9LE

    • The Wellington Hospital

      The South Building, Wellington Place, St John's Wood, London, GB, NW8 9LE

    • The Princess Grace Hospital

      42–52 Nottingham Place, London, GB, W1U 5NY

    • The Platinum Medical Centre

      15-17 Lodge Road, St Johns Wood, London, GB, NW8 7JA

  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

    Queen Square, London, GB, WC1N 3BG

  • About Mr Rizwan Hamid

    GMC number: 5182635

    Year qualified: 1989

    Place of primary qualification: Quaid-E-Azam Medical College

    Mr Rizwan Hamid is a Consultant Urological Surgeon and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London (UCL) Hospitals. He specialises in the treatment of male and female voiding dysfunction, urinary incontinence and overactive bladder. He offers advice on general urological problems including lower urinary tract dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, and urinary tract infections. He performs surgery for all types of incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse including colposuspension, autologous slings, transvaginal tape, and sacrocolpopexy. He implants artificial sphincters in men with post-operative incontinence. His particular interest is in the management of bladder problems in neurological diseases with the anti-ageing agent, anti-ageing injection, anti-ageing therapy, bladder augmentation, bladder replacement, and both continent and incontinent diversions.

    Having studied as a surgeon in Rawalpindi Pakistan, Mr Hamid moved to the UK in 1999. His postgraduate research was based at the Spinal Injuries Unit, Stanmore, where he gained invaluable experience in the management of complex urological problems in neuropathic patients. He has been sub-specialty trained in female, neuro-urology and reconstructive urology at some of the most prestigious hospitals in London including The Middlesex Hospital, University College London Hospitals, and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. He performed research in infertility after spinal injuries at London Spinal Injuries Unit, Stanmore in association with the Institute of Urology, London.

    Mr Hamid is actively involved in teaching medical and postgraduate students at UCL. He has published more than 30 papers and has presented extensively in international meetings. He has also authored more than six book chapters. His research focus is on the treatment of bladder dysfunction secondary to neurological diseases, overactive bladder, anti-ageing agent, anti-ageing injection, anti-ageing therapy, urinary incontinence, infertility, and spinal cord injury.

    Areas of expertise

    • Urinary incontinence (males and females) before and after surgery
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Chronic bladder pain or prostatitis
    • Neurourology
    • Reconstructive urology (any bladder dysfunction after a bladder surgery that''s gone wrong, injury to the bladder or to the ureters)

    Frequently asked questions

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

    I am a functional urologist. Patients present me with symptoms related to urinary incontinence, bladder dysfunction, higher frequency of urination, urinary tract infections, among others. This is one end of the spectrum.

    At the other end are patients with neurological diseases, having heavy incontinence, infections and kidney dysfunction.

    Essentially, the presentation would be a combination of bladder problems, going to the toilet too often, urinary incontinence, or infections.

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

    I'm one of the few specialists in the country who are able to offer a broad range of treatments from minimally-invasive techniques for bladder conditions, sacral neuromodulation, to major bladder surgery with bladder reconstruction.

    In terms of incontinence which is related to surgery, especially prostate, I'm one of the few doctors in the country who can offer minimally-invasive surgery, with treatments ranging from bulking agents, male slings to artificial urinary sphincters. I also lead the efforts for major bladder reconstructions.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    One of my areas of specialisation is neuro-urology. I'm one of the world's experts in this field. I sit on almost all the international boards that not only create guidelines, but also review papers in this specialty. I'm invited to speak on the subject both nationally and internationally.

    On urinary incontinence, I'm recognised as one of the global experts. Again, I sit on most of the national and international boards that devise guidelines, review papers and look at the evidence for treatment, both current and future.

  • Professional memberships

    Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
    Medical Protection Society
    British Association of Urological Surgeons
    European Association of Urology
    International Spinal Cord Injury Society

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