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The London Clinic

Specialties and sub-specialties

Urology
Robotic surgery
Rapid diagnostics
Urological cancers
Overactive bladder
Prostate diseases
Urolift

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London Urologica

Professional profile

Prof. Prokar Dasgupta graduated as MBBS in 1989, completed his FRCS in 1994 and FRCS in Urology in 2000. He was a Medical Research Council Fellow which led to a MSc in 1996 and MD from the University of London in 2001.

He was appointed as Consultant Urologist to Guy's Hospital in 2002 where he pioneered robotic surgery in his specialty within the UK. He became the first Professor of Robotic Surgery and Urological Innovation at King's College London in 2009.

In 2012 he had the honour of the leading the British Journal of Urology International as its Editor-in-Chief.

Prokar has developed a national and international reputation for the highest quality of clinical services. In addition he has over 500 publications and a highly productive team of clinician-scientists developing advanced robotics for the delivery of new cell-based therapies in Prostate cancer.

He is credited with the "Dasgupta technique" of injecting Botulinum toxin in overactive bladders. He was awarded the Golden Telescope by the British Association of Urological Surgeons for significant and lasting contribution to urology.

Clinical interests

  • Robotic assisted radical prostatectomy
  • Robotic assisted radical cystectomy
  • Robotic assisted pyeloplasty
  • Laparoscopic nephrectomy
  • Botox injections for overactive bladders

Robotics expertise

Professor of Urology, Professor Dasgupta, pioneered robotic urology in the UK. He led the trial and use of robotic surgery for prostate cancer at The London Clinic, using the da Vinci® back in 2005.

Current posts

  • Professor of Robotic Surgery and Urological Innovation
    Guy's Hospital, King's College London, King's Health Partners
  • Consultant Urological Surgeon
    The London Clinic
  • Chairman, The Institute of Robotic Surgery
    King's College London, UK and The Vattikuti Foundation, USA

Medical training

Year qualified 1989
  • Medical College Calcutta 1989

Languages spoken

Bengali
Hindi
Urdu

Articles

Pioneering Procedure Offered for Common Prostate Condition
The London Clinic is treating patients with a new, pioneering procedure called prostate artery embolization for non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate.
Meet Versius, the surgical robot about to take aim at your organs
Professor Dasgupta is extensively quoted in this Wired piece on robotic surgery.
Q&A: Prokar Dasgupta
Prokar Dasgupta, consultant urologist at The London Clinic, talks robotic surgery, innovation.

Personal interests

Inspired by Haruki Murakami’s bestseller “What I talk about when I talk about running” Prokar took up marathon running in 2008 with much enthusiasm. He trains for an runs one marathon a year. In addition he is an ardent tennis fan, often seated court side at international tournaments.

He supports and raises funds for numerous charities including Prostate Cancer UK and The Urology Foundation. He is an amateur pianist and a reasonable cook.

mEDICAL aDMISSIONS

A nurse with a patient

Facilitating acute admissions into The London Clinic whilst maintaining the highest levels of safety and care, supported by a consultant on-call rota.

Concierge service

Chauffeur loading suitcases into a luxury car

We can support our patients with travel, hotel accommodation, London tours, plus theatre and restaurant reservations.

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Main numbers

General enquiries: +44 (0) 207 935 4444 Appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7693 Self-pay: +44 (0) 203 219 3315

Other numbers

Concierge service: +44 (0) 203 219 3323 International office: +44 (0) 203 219 3266 Invoice and payment enquiries: +44 (0) 207 616 7708

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Medical service numbers

Breast services appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653 Diagnostics appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653 Endoscopy appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7760 Eye centre appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7768 Haematology appointments: +44 (0) 207 535 5503 Kidney services appointments: +44 (0) 207 224 5234 Liver services appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7719 Physiotherapy appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7651 Radiology appointments: +44 (0) 207 616 7653

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