Mr Philip Charlesworth

Mr Philip Charlesworth

Philip Charlesworth

Urology 04717308

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  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • General urology
  • Urological oncology


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About me

Mr. Philip Charlesworth is a UK Consultant Urological Surgeon. He was invited to join The Royal Marsden Hospital, London in 2023 having worked at The Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading for over 10 years.

He specialises in Prostate and Bladder Cancer. He is renowned as one of the highest volume robotic surgeons in the UK, having performed approximately 1500 robotic pelvic oncological operations over the past 10+ years.

He is internationally renowned for improving patients' continence following pelvic cancer surgery, particularly his work pioneering the novel robotic technique of Retzius sparing robotic prostatectomy. He is also internationally recognised as one of the highest volume Surgeons for robotic Cystectomy with intracorporeal ileal conduit / neobladder formation (iRARC). He has published widely on his outcomes, showing some of the lowest complication rates in the world literature.

He has been Director of the robotic fellowship programme at The Royal Berkshire since 2017, training 6 international fellows including 4 x Consultant Surgeons from Brisbane, Australia.

In Berkshire he was chair of the specialist multidisciplinary cancer team of the urology Berkshire Cancer Centre / South Thames Valley, overseeing approximately 1500 new cancers diagnoses per year.

Mr Charlesworth's surgical training began in 2001 in the NHS & Military hospitals on the South Coast of the UK. He went on to the University of 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.

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, USA. Professor Inderbir Gill is arguably one of the greatest minimally invasive surgeons in the world. Mr Philip Charlesworth also has experience working with the robotic surgical teams of Regina Elena Hospital, National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy, Harlev University Hospital, Copenhagen, and the Institute of Karolinska, Stockholm.

Mr Philip Charlesworth was appointed substantive Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 2012. He was appointed full time Consultant at The Royal Marsden Hospital in 2023.

Areas of interest

Prostate Cancer; Specialist MRI of the Prostate to avoid unnecessary transrectal biopsy;Visual Registration / Fusion mpMRI enhanced targeted prostate biopsies; Retzius sparing Nerve Sparing Da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy; Prostate Brachytherapy; General Urology; Infective & Inflammatory Conditions of the Prostate and Bladder; Urological Cancers / Uro-Oncology; Urological Reconstruction including robotic neobladder formation; 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

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