Mr Ashwin Sridhar
- All aspects of diagnosis and management of bladder and prostate cancer from GP referral to surgery.
- Main interest focus in robotic surgery.
Consultant Urologist with a specialist experience in robotic surgery and surgical technology.
My main interest is in minimally invasive surgery, image-guided surgery in Urology and digitisation of surgery and surgical education. My aim is to provide world-class cancer care for patients with pelvic urological cancers, and those needing robotic pelvic urological reconstructive surgery, and to establish a multispecialty robotic training environment for continuous professional development.
In addition to completing Urology training with a specialist focus in Uro-oncology and Robotic surgery, I have completed an MSC (Surgical technology) with distinction from Imperial College London, successfully defending my thesis on Augmented reality image guidance for robotic prostatectomy. I have successfully completed a postgraduate Diploma in clinical education with a view to developing a novel interactive environment incorporating established educational theories for the development of surgical skills.
I am currently a consultant Urologist working in the NHS at UCLH focussing on bladder and prostate cancer as well as reconstructive surgery with a special interest in optimising outcomes post-treatment. I completed the EAU/ERUS curriculum and have performed more than 1000 independent robotic procedures in pelvic cancer. I am currently a Proctor with Intuitive Surgical for training in Robotic Cystectomy and Intracorporeal Reconstruction, Robotic Prostatectomy (incl. Retzius-sparing technique), Robotic Salvage Prostatectomy and Robotic Reconstructive Surgery for Benign Procedures.
I have also worked with healthcare technology companies to design educational interventions, assess technology and provide expert opinion. I have previously worked closely with companies such as Intuitive Surgical, CMR, Medtronic (Digital surgery), Assut etc. I am open to working with heathtech companies looking to work in the field of robotic surgery, surgical technology, education, credentialing, machine learning and automated assessment.
- Oncological and functional outcomes research in Urological pelvic cancer surgery. Improving
- oncological and patient reported outcomes.
- Improving patient experience and patient pathways.
- Evaluating and delivering technology enabled active learning in Surgical skills training.