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CHARLESWORTH, Mr Philip

Mr Philip Charlesworth is a substantive consultant at The Royal Marsden Hospital, London. He has a specialist interest in pelvic uro-oncology, specifically prostate cancer and robotic surgery, including novel techniques improving continence (Retzius-sparing) and nerve sparing. He also has a specialist interest in robotic radical cystectomy and robotic reconstructive techniques.

He is deeply committed to delivering exceptional cancer treatment and care, particularly focused on the long term functional and quality of life outcomes of his patients.

Throughout his career, Mr Charlesworth has consistently pushed boundaries and strived for improved outcomes through his innovative surgical techniques. He is dedicated to excellence in minimally invasive procedures, particularly with Retzius-sparing (continence sparing) and nerve-sparing techniques in robotic prostatectomy. To date, he has performed over 1500 complex cancer robotic and open surgical procedures with outstanding results and is ranked as one of the highest volume robotic pelvic cancer surgeons in the UK.

Over the past 10 years, Mr Charlesworth has played a pivotal role in developing and expanding the role of robotic surgery in pelvic uro-oncology. His high volume practice and enthusiasm for education and teaching has attracted numerous international fellows (Australia, the Caribbean and Israel) over the past six years – all of whom have now developed minimally-invasive pelvic oncology practices in their own countries across the globe.

Mr Charlesworth began his training at the University of Southampton. He completed a post-graduate thesis and degree at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, specialising in the molecular genetics of urological malignancies from 2004 to 2007.

His surgical training was initially at the NHS and military hospitals on the south coast of the UK, gaining experience in general, transplant and vascular surgery. Further training encompassed expertise in robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgery and open surgery for major urological cancers, as well as surgical reconstruction.

Throughout his career, Mr. Charlesworth has collaborated with esteemed robotic surgical teams worldwide. He has worked at renowned institutions such as Regina Elena Hospital, National Cancer Institute in Rome, Italy, Harlev University Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2012, he was honoured with The Urology Foundation (TUF) Preceptorship, providing him with the opportunity to work alongside Professor Indy Gill and his robotic surgical team at the University of Southern California Institute of Urology in Los Angeles, California, USA

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