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Nimish Shah: Overall 4-year data on Robotic radical prostatectomy (2016-2019 inclusive)– outcome data.

February 01, 2021

Nimish Shah undertook 681 robotic assisted radical prostatectomy surgeries between 2016 to 2019 inclusive. He is consistently one of the highest volume surgeons in the UK since 2016. He has now performed well over 1600 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 between 2016 and 2019.

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 for all the cases performed in 2016-2019 overall was 14.2% compared to the national average 26.5%.

His overall complication rate was 3.1% compared to a national average of 7.6% 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.