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Nimish Shah: High volume surgeon in UK in 2018 – outcome data.

April 30, 2019

Nimish Shah undertook 177 robotic assisted radical prostatectomy surgeries in 2018, consistently being one of the highest volume surgeons in the UK since 2016. He has now performed well over 1400 robotic radical prostatectomy surgeries. All his cases have been uploaded to the BAUS national audit. Below is a summary of his patient population who underwent radical prostatectomy in 2018.

One of the markers of cancer clearance is the positive margin (presence of cancer cells at the limit of prostate gland excision) rate and the funnel plot below demonstrates Nimish Shah’s positive margin rate in 2018 overall was 14.1% compared to the national average 27.8%.

His blood transfusion rate was 0 %, and overall complication rate was 2.3% compared to a national average of 6.8% and hospital stay typically one night (96%). Nimish continues to treat patients from across England, Jersey and Northern Ireland.

About the Author
Nimish Shah came to Cambridge in 2004 to develop minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery. He trained in a number of centres in the UK, Europe and America in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and robotic prostate surgery. He helped with the introduction of robotic surgery for prostate cancer at Cambridge, and is one of the most experienced robotic surgeons in the UK. He has a keen interest in teaching and training, being a registered trainer for robotic prostatectomy with Intuitive Surgical. He has trained a number of surgeons in the UK in robotic radical prostatectomy. Nimish has a keen interest in improving outcomes and recovery following robotic prostatectomy. He was a Principal Investigator in a multi-national clinical trial looking at improving erectile function following radical prostatectomy. Nimish is the lead Robotic prostatectomy Surgeon in Cambridge.