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Q&A with Mr Pardeep Kumar, Consultant Urological Surgeon

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The Royal Marsden has the most comprehensive robotic surgery programme for cancer in the UK. In 2016, Mr Kumar

22 April 2021

Mr Pardeep Kumar, Consultant Urological Surgeon

Mr Pardeep Kumar is a specialist in urinary tract cancers and reconstruction at The Royal Marsden. He trained in London and gained fellowship experience in the USA and Egypt.

Mr Kumar uses the latest techniques to optimise cancer control and maintain a patient’s quality of life, including robotic surgery to treat prostate and bladder cancers. The Royal Marsden has the most comprehensive robotic surgery programme for cancer in the UK.

In 2016, Mr Kumar helped to establish the first worldwide multi-specialty robotic and pelvic exenteration fellowship at The Royal Marsden to train more consultants in leading-edge robotic techniques. He has also published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers.

Our robotic programme offers surgery across various tumour types

Mr Pardeep Kumar, Consultant Urological Surgeon

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Mr Pardeep Kumar, Consultant Urological Surgeon

What services do you provide at Cavendish Square?

I run initial assessments and outpatient clinics in prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancers. Same-day diagnostic tests – including the investigation of blood in the urine – are available, as well as onsite treatments such as immunotherapy and targeted therapies.

What about robotic surgery?

At The Royal Marsden, we have an all-encompassing robotic programme offering surgery across a variety of tumour types. Robotic surgery has revolutionised the way we treat cancer, allowing us to perform complex procedures using minimally invasive keyhole surgery.

What research are you involved in?

I’m investigating invasive bladder cancer survival and the outcomes of urinary tract reconstruction, as well as identifying how we can best preserve organ function after surgery and improve quality of life for patients. At The Royal Marsden, we offer all options for bladder reconstruction, and our results are among the best in the world. Another research focus is MRIguided prostate biopsies. We introduced one of the first systems in Europe that could guide a biopsy needle by superimposing the MRI scan onto the ultrasound, in order to improve results and identify more significant prostate cancers at an early stage.

What does the future look like for urological cancer patients?

We’re increasing cure rates of bladder and prostate cancers, as well as finding innovative ways to preserve bladder and kidney function by using advanced surgical techniques to remove only part of the organ, along with combined treatment options such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.