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Philip Charlesworth


Special Interests

Prostate cancer, bladder cancer, robotic surgery, infective and inflammatory conditions of the bladder and prostate




After surgical training in the NHS and Military hospitals on the South Coast of the UK, Mr Philip Charlesworth went to the University of Oxford in 2004 to begin a post-graduate degree in the Molecular Genetics of Urological Malignancies, at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford.
In 2007 Mr Philip Charlesworth initiated his Specialist Surgical training in Urology and Uro-Oncology within the hospitals of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. The final years of specialist training were concentrated on robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgery and open surgery for major urological cancers and subsequent surgical reconstruction.
In 2012, Mr Philip Charlesworth was awarded a British Urological Foundation Robotic Preceptorship with Professor Indebir Gill and his robotic surgical team at the University of Southern California Institute of Urology, Los Angeles, California, USA. Professor Inderbir Gill is arguably one of the greatest minimally invasive surgeons in the world. Mr Philip Charlesworth also has experience working with the robotic surgical teams of Regina Elena Hospital, National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy, The Korolinska University Hospital, Stockholm and Harlev University Hospital, Copenhagen.
Mr Philip Charlesworth was appointed substantive Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 2012, and joined the Reading Urology Partnership in 2013. Over this time he has established himself as one of the leaders in pelvic uro-oncology (major prostate and bladder cancer) in the region, and chairs the regional specialist MDT for complex pelvic uro-oncology.
Mr Charlesworth has performed over 400 complex robotic major pelvic uro-oncological cancer operations in the past few years, and is ranked as one of the highest volume surgeons according to nationally published statistics.

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