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Professor Rakesh Heer

Professor Rakesh Heer

Consultant Urological Surgeon

BMedSci MB BS MRCS (Eng.) PhD FRCS (Urol.)

Languages spoken: English

Professor Rakesh Heer

Consultant Urological Surgeon

BMedSci MB BS MRCS (Eng.) PhD FRCS (Urol.)

Languages spoken: English

Appointments available at:

Cromwell Hospital

Patient Age Group

Adults

Year qualified

1997

Specialties

Urology

Gender

Male

Clinical Interests

Professor Heer has extensive experience across the full breadth of general urology. He has specialist interests focused on all aspects of management for prostate and bladder cancer. In particular, he has a reputable high volume robotic surgery practice for prostatectomy (removal of the prostate for cancer), cystectomy (removal of the bladder), and urinary tract reconstruction (ileal conduits and orthotopic bladders). Professor Heer provides excellent surgical outcomes, benchmarked against national standards (BAUS and National Prostate Cancer Audits). He also provides care for male sexual dysfunction, which can follow with these major surgeries.

About Professor Rakesh Heer

Professor Rakesh Heer has more than 25 years’ experience as an NHS doctor and over 10 years as specialist consultant urologist. He graduated from Nottingham medical school in 1997 and undertook his surgical and research training in the Newcastle, where he ultimately became the Professor of Urology. Recently, he moved to take a new professorial post at Imperial College London, to join an exciting team of world-renowned academic urologists in one of the UK’s premier academic urology departments.

Professor Heer has extensive experience across the full breadth of general urology. He has specialist interests focused on all aspects of management for prostate and bladder cancer. In particular, he has a reputable high volume robotic surgery practice for prostatectomy (removal of the prostate for cancer), cystectomy (removal of the bladder), and urinary tract reconstruction (ileal conduits and orthotopic bladders). Professor Heer provides excellent surgical outcomes, benchmarked against national standards (BAUS and National Prostate Cancer Audits). He also provides care for male sexual dysfunction, which can follow with these major surgeries.

Beyond surgical outcomes, Professor Heer puts patient experience at the heart of his clinical care with holistic and timely management. He is approachable, honest, and caring. He will provide thorough explanations of your condition, investigations and all the options for surgical treatment and non-surgical management.

Professor Heer holds several major national leadership roles, including Chairman of the NICE guideline writing committees (describing national standard of high-quality care) and Deputy Chair of the NIHR’s Health Technology Assessment committee (the biggest funder of innovative clinical research in the UK).

He has several awards and accolades recognising his substantial contributions to clinical research, including an Huntarian Professorship Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, invitations to present at international meetings, and prestigious Clinician Scientist Fellowships (CRUK and MRC).

Professor Heer’s outstanding work across the domains of (i) clinical care, (ii) developing innovative service to improve patient outcomes, national leadership, (iii) world leading research, and (iv) teaching and training of other doctors was recognised by a prestigious National Clinical Excellence Award (2021).

NHS Base (trust)

Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust

Professional memberships

European Association of Urology (EAU), British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS)
Professor Rakesh Heer

Appointments

020 7460 5700

Clinic opening times:

Monday

6pm - 8pm (virtual)

Tuesday

6pm - 8pm (virtual)

Wednesday

12.45pm - 2.45pm & 6pm - 8pm

Thursday

6pm - 8pm (virtual)

Friday

6pm - 8pm (virtual)

Saturday

8am - 2pm (virtual)

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