Mr Philip Charlesworth is a skilled urologist based in Berkshire & London. He specialises in treating prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and prostatitis, among other urological conditions. He is highly trained in robotic-assisted surgery, including robotic prostatectomy with retzius sparing approach, graduated nerve sparing techniques with frozen section margin status. Over the past 5 years he is ranked as one of the highest volume pelvic uro-oncology (complex prostate & bladder cancer) surgeons in the UK, according to Nationally published statistics.
Mr Charlesworth completed a post-graduate degree at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, studying molecular genetics of urological malignancies in 2004-07. He originally qualified from the University of Southampton before undertaking surgical training in the NHS & Military hospitals on the South Coast of the UK. He underwent specialist surgical training in urology and uro-oncology, gaining expertise in robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgery and open surgery for major urological cancers and subsequent surgical reconstruction.
Mr Charlesworth has worked with various robotic surgical teams around the world, including at Regina Elena Hospital, National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy, Harlev University Hospital, Copenhagen, and the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2012 he was awarded The Urology Foundation, TUF Preceptorship allowing him the opportunity to work with one of USA's leading robotic surgeons Professor Indy Gill and his robotic surgical team at the University of Southern California Institute of Urology, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Mr Charlesworth's NHS practice is The Royal Berkshire Hospital, where he leads the Berkshire Cystectomy Robotic Team ,and is Chairman of the Specialist Uro-Oncology MDT for the South Thames Valley (East Berkshire, West Berkshire and South Oxfordshire) Cancer Centre.