Hospital Information

Hospital: One Hatfield Hospital

Tel: 01707 443333

Contact the Hospital About Mr Ramesh Thurairaja

Mr Ramesh Thurairaja

Consultant Urological Surgeon

Year Qualified

1998

Clinical Interests

Ramesh Thurairaja sees all general urological complaints including incontinence, blood in the urine, kidney stones, infertility, recurrent urinary tract infections and chronic pelvic pain and has a major interest in pelvic urological cancers and in particular bladder cancer and urinary reconstructive surgery. Ramesh performs both open and robotic surgery including intra-corporeal urinary diversion using the Da Vinci robotic system. He is also part of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ tertiary pelvic cancer exentoration service. Ramesh also runs the first dedicated Radiation Cystitis Clinic in the United Kingdom. Ramesh is also tutor for King’s College London GKT School of Medical Education and the clinical supervisor for the Royal College of Surgeons (BAUS) Bladder Cancer Fellowship. He has previously run urological educational events and is always available to be involved with future opportunities.

Specialising In

Urological Pelvic Cancers, Robotic Surgery, Radiation Cystitis

Professional Profile

Ramesh undertook his first fellowship at the world-renowned Inselspital in Bern, Switzerland where he was mentored by Professor Urs Studer in prostate and bladder cancer and open reconstructive surgery particularly in creating ‘Studer’ orthotropic bladder substitution. His second fellowship was in robotic prostate and bladder cancer surgery and reconstruction at Southmead Hospital, Bristol.
Ramesh was originally appointed as a consultant urological surgeon at Kent & Canterbury Hospital where he successfully started and led the robotic bladder cancer service for East Kent. In 2014, Ramesh moved to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital as a consultant urological surgeon to join this internationally renowned tertiary Bladder Cancer Team.
His private practice is based at One Hatfield Hospital as well as at Harley Street, London Clinic where he works in a group called London Urologica. He also works at London Bridge Hospital (HCA, the Shard).

Personal Profile

Ramesh is happily married to a local GP and has 2 young children. He thoroughly enjoys the outdoor life that Hertfordshire offers.

Research Interests

Ramesh completed his MD thesis with the University of London in Prostate Cancer and has published over 30 articles on various topics within urology in international journals. He is on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Urology International and is a reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals. Ramesh is part of the Guy’s Bladder Cancer Research Group and is presently involved with multiple multi-centre clinical and translational studies as well as the National 100K Genome Project.