Hospital Information

Hospital: One Hatfield Hospital

Tel: 01707 443 459

Contact the Hospital About Mr Tim Lane

Mr Tim Lane

FRCS (Urol), MD, BSc (Hons)

Consultant Urologist and Robotic Surgeon

Year Qualified


Clinical interests

  • Robotic surgery (Robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer using the NeuroSAFE procedure to aid nerve preserving surgery).
  • Laparoscopic surgery (including minimally invasive retroperitoneal surgery for kidney cancer).
  • Prostate cancer and the investigation of raised PSA.
  • Bladder cancer.
  • Kidney cancer.
  • Testicular cancer.
  • Urinary incontinence.
  • Urinary tract infections.
  • Haematuria (blood in the urine).
  • Erection problems.
  • Vasectomy and vasectomy reversal.
  • Infertility.
  • Kidney stones.
  • BPH and LUTS and their treatment. 

Specialising in

Robotic surgery and Urology cancers. Reversal of vasectomy. Kidney stones. Recurrent urinary tract infections.

Professional Profile

Tim Lane is a Consultant Urologist with a sub-specialist interest in Robotic surgery. He is a Member of Council at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (the body that oversees surgeons in England). He is currently the Chairman of the Court of Examiners for the Royal College of Surgeons (an organisation that was established in 1540). Tim Lane is Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons. He is a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) for Urology and is the National Curriculum Lead for Urology. Tim Lane is the Urology Lead for the International Surgical Training Program (ISTP) for the Royal College of Surgeons.

Personal profile

Tim Lane is married with family and is a keen water-colour artist whose work has yet to be widely appreciated! In his spare time he is an enthusiastic member of the RSPB as well as the Zoological Society of London where his interests lie in the captive breeding program for Seahorses.

Research interests

The role of chromosomal translocations and fusion genes in the development of urological cancers. He has published his work widely with over 100 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and book chapters appearing in the literature. He has presented his research at national and international meetings around the world. His research has been recognised by the Award of the BARD Medal (from the British Association of Urological Surgeons) the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Research Society, Research Medal and the International C.E Alken Medal.

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College Surgeons of England

  • Fellow of the Royal College Surgeons of Edinburgh

  • British Association of Urological Surgeons

  • American Association Cancer Research

  • European Association Urology

  • Joint College Representative on Specialist Advisory Committee for Urology (and National Curriculum Lead)

NHS Base

The Lister Hospital, QEII Hospital and Hertford County (East and North Herts). St. Albans Hospital (West Herts)