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March 15, 2020

Cambridge Urology clinic Addenbrookes

I was recently (May 2019) diagnosed with prostate cancer and the severity level was such that I was offered Two options:-

1. Radiotherapy at my local hospital.
2. Radical robot assisted prostatectomy at Addenbrookes.

I am really glad I chose the prostatectomy option even though I’m sure radiotherapy would have been successful, it just wasn’t for me.

Recovery was fast, I was walking reasonable distances daily, on one occasion, 10 miles after 4 weeks. The post op instructions / medication provided was well organized and effective.

I would like to say a massive Thank you to Nimish Shah my surgeon and the whole nursing team at Addenbrookes. They have inspired confidence from the very first moment we met the staff in the Urology department, seeming to have the right levels of empathy, kindness and understanding, not to mention expertise.
Fortunately, my recovery has been excellent, better than I dared hope prior to the operation, nurse specialist Lisa Geoghegan has been particularly supportive and understanding.

So grateful these people were there for me, carry on doing this fantastic work and thanks again.

November 2019.

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.