Mr Ashwin Sridhar

Mr Ashwin Sridhar


Consultant Urologist

Special Interests:

  • All aspects of diagnosis and management of bladder and prostate cancer from GP referral to surgery.
  • Main interest focus in robotic surgery.
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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.

Research interests

  • 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.


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1st Shanghai International Pelvic Trauma Summit, Shanghai, China, Dec 2016

Acetabular Trauma in the Elderly- The Role of Early Hip Arthropalsty

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Kuwait International Orthopaedic Updates Meeting (KIOUM), October 2016

Periprosthetic fractures around the knee

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Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Congress (OTA), Gaylord, Washington, USA, Oct 2016

A Randomised Controlled Trial – Neuromuscular Stimulation in the Rehabilitation of Pelvic Trauma Patients

Culpan P, Rich J, Bates P

Ankle arthrodesis following failed arthroplasty

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Sept 2007, 89-B, 1178-83

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European Congress for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ECTES), Vienna, Austria, May 2016

Early experiences of a new anatomic anterior plating system for acetabular fractures in a Level-1 UK trauma centre

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1st Shanghai International Pelvic Trauma Summit, Shanghai, China, Dec 2016

Acetabular Trauma in the Elderly- The Role of Early Hip Arthropalsty

Dhir R, Gee M, Arshad H, Culpan P, Bates P

American Academy Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, 1st March 2016

Spino-Pelvic Dissociation: Have we finally got it right?

El Daly I, Culpan P, Raganathum A, Montgomery A, Bates P

Combined British and Italian Hip Society Meeting, Milan, Nov 2015

Acetabular Fracture Fixation in Older Patients

Arshad H, Bates P, Culpan P

Podium presentation, American Acadamy Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 2014

Infix in Management of Unstable Pelvic Fractures

Stammers J, Massa E, Culpan P, Bates P

International Advanced Orthopaedic Congress, Dubai, March 2014

Minimally Invasive Pelvic Ring Fixation

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65th Egyptian Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress, Cairo, Dec 2013

Latest Concepts in Total Hip Arthroplasty: CT planning and minimal access surgery

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