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Nimish Shah: Highest volume surgeon in UK in 2017 – outcome data.

September 21, 2018

Nimish Shah undertook 175 robotic assisted radical prostatectomy surgeries in 2017, highest volume surgeon in the UK. He has now performed well over 1300 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 2016.

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 2017 overall was 14.9% compared to the national average 26.2%.

His blood transfusion rate was 0.6 %, and overall complication rate was 4% compared to a national average of 67.3% and hospital stay typically one night (95%). 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.