Professor Prokar Dasgupta OBE

Urologist in London

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Professor Prokar Dasgupta OBE is a renowned consultant urologist and robotic surgeon based in London, specialising in prostate cancer, prostatectomy, UroLift, prostate artery embolisation, robotic surgery, and benign prostate enlargement.

With over 25 years of experience, Professor Dasgupta has been instrumental in pioneering robotic surgery in urology in the UK. Notably, he developed image-guided and 3D-printed prostatectomies, along with innovative techniques such as indentation probes for precise tumour localisation. As an ambassador for the KCL-Ericsson 5G global health program in telemedicine, he has significantly contributed to advancing medical technology.

Professor Dasgupta served as the chief investigator for the world's first randomised controlled trial of telerobotics and the only trial comparing open, laparoscopic, and robotic cystectomy. He currently practices as a consultant urologist and robotic surgeon at The London Clinic Consulting Rooms and holds the position of Professor of Surgery and Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. Recognised for his outstanding contributions, he was appointed King James IV Professor of Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and elected the youngest-ever Hunterian President.

Professor Dasgupta has also demonstrated his commitment to charitable causes, serving as a trustee to the Prostate Cancer Research Centre and the Malcolm Coptcoat Trust. In addition, he plays a pivotal role as a clinical director within the MedTech Hub at St Thomas' Hospital, overseeing a significant budget dedicated to advancing medical technology.

His sub-specialties include immunology of prostate cancer, robotic surgery, urological cancer, prostate diseases, rapid diagnostics, overactive bladder, and UroLift for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

As an esteemed educator, Professor Dasgupta holds teaching posts as Chair in Robotic Surgery and Urological Innovation at King's College London and Foundation Professor of Surgery at King's Health Partners. He also serves as Chairman of the King’s-Vattikuti Institute of Robotic Surgery, where he has trained and mentored numerous consultant surgeons and fellows, both nationally and internationally.

Professor Dasgupta's academic qualifications include an MD from the University of London, FRCS(Uro) from the Royal College of Surgeons, a Master's in Urology, FRCS, and MBBS. He has contributed significantly to academic literature, with over 1100 articles authored or co-authored, including 600 peer-reviewed papers, 10 books, and 25 chapters.

Professor Dasgupta's contributions to the field have been recognised with numerous awards, including Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), Padma Shri from the Indian Government, St Peter's Medal from the British Association of Urological Surgeons, and the Karl Storz-Harold Hopkins Golden Telescope from the British Association of Urological Surgeons. He is an esteemed member of professional organisations such as the British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) and a founding member of the European Association of Urology Robotics Section (ERUS).

Proficient in multiple languages including English, Bengali, Hindi, and Urdu, Professor Dasgupta ensures effective communication with a diverse patient population.

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