Robotic Prostate Surgery

Mr Chris Ogden - The Royal Marsden Hospital

Prostate cancer treatment

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Mr. Chris Ogden, Consultant Uro-oncologist, MB BS MS FRCSEd FRCSEng FRCSUrol FEBU is a pioneer of robotic surgery in the UK.

Special Interests:
Prostate cancer
Da Vinci nerve sparing robotic prostate surgery
High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for prostate cancer

Chris Ogden, consultant Uro-oncologist is a pioneer of robotic surgery in the UK and ‘one of the worlds leading robotic surgeons’ (BBC Horizon). He has the longest and largest series of radical robotic prostatectomies in the UK, at around 2,500 procedures (Mail on Sunday August 2017). Mr Ogden performs up to two hundred operations a year and continues to be the highest volume robotic prostate surgeon at The Royal Marsden, where he was recruited  in 2006 to set up and lead the robotic prostatectomy program. He was attracted to the hospital as a keen advocate of ‘active surveillance' for prostate cancer, which was invented at the Marsden.

chris odgen - leading robotic prostate surgery

"Chris Ogden - one of the world's leading robotic surgeons"     BBC Horizon

Chris Ogden recently presented to ERUS 2019 his radical perineal insufflated prostatectomy series – he is the first Surgeon in Europe to perform this perineal robotic prostatectomy and his series is currently the third in the world along with Dr Jihad Kaouk, Cleveland Clinic, USA.
You can see the ERUS 2019 presentation here.

Chris Ogden was the first UK urologist to present a peer reviewed paper at the national congress BAUS on 100 consecutive robotic prostate operations with full oncological and functional outcomes. His paper on his long term results of robotic prostate surgery was accepted and presented at the American Urological Association (AUA) Congress Meeting and awarded the prize for best paper. He is the first urologist in the world to compare consecutive cases of the ground breaking technologies of HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) and robotics, presenting at the UK annual conference. He has been a part of the development of Focal day case surgery for treating certain forms of prostate cancer, completing the multi centre INDEX study into the effectiveness of focal therapy, published in 2017.

The national AUDIT for radical prostatectomy within British Urology (BAUS) was made public for the first time in 2015. More recently the three year data outcomes for 2015, 2016 and 2017 have been analysed. The data shows that Mr Ogden is one of the few high volume surgeons in robotic prostate surgery (more than 100 cases a year). In this national analysis, he has had no serious complications (Clavian III or above) and zero transfusion rate.

The three year BAUS national Audit data shows that although Mr Ogden's practice encompasses a higher percentage of more aggressive cancer, T3 or above (53% versus the national average of 45.83%), he demonstrates an overall personal cancer margin rate of 11.8% compared to the overall national rate of 26.3%.

Mr Ogden’s results are equivalent to the best published results of the world leading robotic prostate surgeons:  for cancer margins (clearance), urinary continence and sexual function.

Please click the button below to see full BAUS data published in 2018.