Professor Greg Shaw

Professor Greg Shaw

Gregory Shaw

Urology 04626222


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

Specialises in

  • General urology
  • Urological oncology


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am Professor of Urology at University College London. I specialise in precision diagnostics and treatment of prostate cancer tailored to individual cancer characteristics with a view to minimising side effects. I lead the urology cancer team at University College London Hospitals NHS Trust. I have performed the most radical prostatectomies at the highest volume robotic pelvic surgery centre in the UK for each of the past 8 years and my caseload is amongst the highest in the UK. I believe that radical prostatectomy is the best way to cure prostate cancer and that the side effects from treatment can be minimised. I work hard to achieve this using the best new techniques. I lead an international study of the NeuroSAFE technique and pioneer new techniques including the use of confocal laser microscopy to promote safe nerve sparing and urethral preservation to improve post operative urinary continence.

I have a very low complication rate, since starting robotic prostatectomy as a consultant in 2015, over 1200 patients- 0% major (clavien 3 or above) complications.

I have a strong track record of leadership and research in prostate cancer. I lead several national trials designed to investigate ways of improving outcomes for men with prostate cancer. I completed the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons Fellowship in robotic surgery and was trained at Cambridge University where I worked for 5 years as a Lecturer. I have led the NIHR (research arm of the NHS) for urology research in the North Thames region for 7 years. I am associate lead for uro-oncology at UCLH.

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I employ the latest techniques to maximise the quality of life for patients undergoing radical prostatectomy. I pioneer a technique called NeuroSAFE which is designed to increase the possibility of safe nerve sparing, and therefore sexual potency, after robotic radical prostatectomy. I am leading an NHS funded study testing how effective this technique is.
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I am happy to conduct telephone and video consults where preferable.

I am known for my work in scrutinising the way prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated and have featured in front page UK broadsheet headlines and national television news for this work.

I pride myself on maintaining strong relationships with the patients I treat and many are prepared to talk with people contemplating surgery under my care.

My work regularly features in the press.

Areas of interest

Prostate Cancer Diagnostics; Prostate cancer; Prostate MRI; Prostate biopsy; Transrectal prostate biopsy, Transperineal prostate biopsy; Targetted prostate biopsy, prostate biopsy for prostate cancer; MRI fusion biopsy, targeted prostate biopsy for prostate cancer; Transperineal prostate biopsy for accurate prostate cancer mapping; Prostate disease;

Prostate cancer treatment- Robotic prostatectomy; NeuroSAFE; nerve sparing; continence recovery; Frozen section; active surveillance; second opinion for prostate cancer options

Urinary problems- Recurrent urinary tract infection; Lower urinary tract symptoms,
Haematuria; Raised PSA; Urinary/urine symptoms; Chronic prostatitis (CP/CPPS); prostatism; urethral stricture; bladder neck stenosis; TURP; BPH; prostatic enlargement, pyelonephritis; Endourology; Kidney stones; ESWL; Urinary stone

Peno-Scrotal Surgery- Circumcision; Vasectomy; Epididymal Cyst; Hydrocele; Orchidectomy; Orchidopexy; Foreskin problem; Phimosis; Pain; Lumps

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Procedures completed

  • 20365

    Follow-up out-patient consultation - remote - (>50)

  • M4510

    Diagnostic endoscopic examination of bladder (flexible cystoscopy) including any biopsy - (5-50)

    HCA Healthcare UK @ UCH Private Care (1-5)

  • M6583

    Transperineal MRI - US fusion targeted prostate biopsy - (5-50)

    HCA Healthcare UK @ UCH Private Care (1-5)

  • M4514

    Endoscopic examination of bladder (rigid cystoscopy) including any biopsy - (5-50)

    HCA Healthcare UK @ UCH Private Care (1-5)

  • M7920

    Dilatation of urethra (including cystoscopy) - (5-50)

  • N3030

    Circumcision - (1-5)

  • M6530

    Endoscopic resection of prostate (TUR) (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

  • M4820

    Insertion of Urethral Catheterisation Device (UCD) using guidewire into bladder for difficult or failed catheterisation - (1-5)

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