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Prof Raj Persad

Prof Raj Persad

Consultant Urologist

ChM, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Urol), FEBU

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Conditions and Treatments

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Biopsy
  • Circumcision
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cystoscopy and bladder biopsy
  • Endoscopic examination of the ureter (ureteroscopy)
  • Endoscopic incision of outlet of male bladder
  • Endoscopic insertion of ureteric stent (prosthesis)
  • Endoscopic retrograde pyelogram
  • Epididymal cyst
  • Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP)
  • Hydrocele repair
  • Injection of intra-vesical botulinum toxin for treatment of urge urinary incontinence
  • Insertion of testicular prosthesis
  • Insertion/removal of catheter
  • Laparoscopic renal surgery
  • Nephroureterectomy
  • No scalpel vasectomy
  • Orchidectomy (removal of testicle)
  • Preputioplasty
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Resection of bladder tumours (TURBT)
  • Resection of prostate (TURP - transurethral removal of prostate)
  • Robotic prostatectomy
  • Sub-urethral sling for treatment of stress incontinence
  • Therapy for prostate problems (REZUM)
  • Trans-urethral resection of bladder tumour (TURBT)
  • Urethral dilation
  • Varicocele repair
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy reversal - microsurgical

Professional bio

I am a Consultant Urological Surgeon at St Joseph's Hospital and in Bristol at Southmead Hospital. I am a highly experienced pelvic cancer surgeon and have specialised over many years in precise surgical techniques which improve both cancer survival and functional outcomes. These include techniques ranging from:

1) The use of the Da Vinci Robot for performing Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy,

2) High Intensity Focused Ultrasound for minimally invasive treatment of prostate cancer and

3) Precision placement of markers for optimizing the outcomes of radiotherapy for prostate cancer.

4) No scalpel technique for vasectomy.

In addition, I have been a national pioneer in minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of benign prostate disease (BPH) as an alternative to TURP. These techniques include the Urolift procedure, REZUM (steam treatment of the prostate) and Green Light Laser. All these techniques are offered, as well as traditional TURP if tablet therapy has failed or cannot be tolerated by the patient.

I am also a leader in the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction. If treatment with tablets or medical devices hasn’t proved successful, I can offer surgery using state-of-the-art penile prosthetic devices. I also treat Peyronie’s disorder, offering injection treatments in its early phases, and surgical correction if this fails.

I have 25 years of experience in the restoration of fertility using microsurgical Reversal of Vasectomy and has some of the best results nationally. In conjunction with the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine, I will soon be offering male infertility procedures for testicular extraction of sperm in order to optimize assisted conception techniques.

I believe treatment should be tailored to patients’ lifestyles and based on a combination of scientific evidence and individual preferences.

Special Clinical Interests

Bladder cancer
Erectile dysfunction
Male infertility
Prostate cancer
Sexual dysfunction

Special clinical interests: Robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy; High Intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and cryotherapy for the modern minimally invasive treatment of prostate cancer; GreenLight laser for the treatment of BPH; Urolift for BPH.


ChM, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Urol), FEBU

Personal Profile

I am married with four children and enjoy tennis, travel and playing the piano.

Current NHS/Research Position

Consultant urological surgeon, North Bristol NHS Trust.

Honorary Surgeon, University Hospital Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.

Honorary senior clinical lecturer, University of Bristol.

Honorary professor of medicine, Pittsburgh University, USA.

Professor of medical robotics, Department of technology and environment, the University of the West of England.


Rezūm steam treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)