Mr Chris Ogden, Urologist, based at The Royal Marsden in Chelsea has been accredited with over 2500 procedures with the da Vinci® robot, which is the most by any UK surgeon.
His team were the first Urologists in the UK to be recognised by intuitive the da Vinci® company as able to perform the radical prostatectomy. His team performed the first robotic prostatectomy in the private sector on one of his private patients. He has the largest and longest experience of robotic prostatectomy for both NHS and private patients in the UK.
He is the first Urologist in the UK to peer review present and publish on one hundred consecutive cases with validated questionnaire follow up of a year.
He is the first Urologist in the world to compare consecutive cases of the ground breaking technologies of HIFU and robotics presenting at the UK annual conference in 2008. His paper on the long term results of robotic prostate surgery accepted and presented at the American Urological Association (AUA) Congress Meeting in 2010, which was given the prize for best paper.
Mr Ogden is the UK Representative on the World Class International Faculty of the 4th World Robotic Urological Symposium . He is also the UK representative for the Faculty of the European Robotic Urology Symposium for the last 4 years.
He is the only robotic surgeon to be listed in the Daily Mail's "The best urologists in Britain" list in 2010 and 2018, which was voted by his peers.
The prostate is a male reproductive gland that produces a fluid found in semen. Located below the bladder and in front of the rectum, the prostate surrounds the urethra — the tube that empties urine from the bladder.
Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland and may spread to surrounding structures. While most men with prostate cancer have no symptoms, physicians can find prostate cancer during a regular checkup, using a combination of a blood test called a PSA and a digital rectal exam (DRE).
Nearly one in six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. With greater awareness, prostate cancer detection is on the rise and mortality is declining. Moreover, better treatments are allowing more men to return to active and productive lives after treatment.
If you have an early diagnosis of prostate cancer, there is usually a range of treatment options. These may include conservative management, radiation therapy with either external bream or brachytherapy therapy, HIFU, Cryosurgery and prostatectomy – surgical removal of the prostate. Your treatment options will depend on a number of factors, including the stage of the disease, your age and health or personal preference.