Prof Prokar Dasgupta OBE
Prof. Prokar Dasgupta OBE is one of the world's leading robotic urological surgeons and the recipient of the John Wickham lifetime achievement award in robotic surgery in 2023.
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Prof. Prokar Dasgupta OBE is one of the world's leading robotic urological surgeons and the recipient of the John Wickham lifetime achievement award in robotic surgery in 2023. He is the King James IV Professor of Surgery, a Padma Shri awardee from the President of India and an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
He graduated with a 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. From 2012-20 he led the renowned British Journal of Urology International as its 10th Editor-in-Chief.
Prokar has developed a national and international reputation for the highest quality of clinical services especially in the rapid diagnosis and treatment of prostate, kidney and bladder cancers and benign enlargement of the prostate gland.
In addition he has over 800 publications and a highly productive team of clinician-scientists developing advanced robotics and 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 and St. Peter's Medal by the British Association of Urological Surgeons for significant and lasting contribution to urology.
- Professor of Urology
Guy's Hospital, King's College London, King's Health Partners NHS
- Consultant Urological Surgeon
The London Clinic
- Chairman, The Institute of Robotic Surgery
King's College London, UK and The Vattikuti Foundation, USA
- Robotic assisted radical prostatectomy
- Robotic assisted radical cystectomy
- Robotic assisted pyeloplasty
- Laparoscopic nephrectomy
- Botox injections for overactive bladders
- Robotic surgery
- Rapid diagnostics
- Urological cancers
- Overactive bladder
- Prostate diseases
- 1989 Medical College Calcutta
This year's recipient of the prestigious St Peter's medal talks robotic surgery, innovation and the search for synergy.
While robots are increasingly common, full automation remains a challenge.
Clinical Services Journal
The London Clinic is treating patients with a new, pioneering procedure called prostate artery embolization for non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate.
Professor Dasgupta is extensively quoted in this Wired piece on robotic surgery.