Mr Philip Charlesworth

Mr Philip Charlesworth
BM DM FRCS (Urol.), Urologist

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Expert in

Prostate & Bladder diseases and cancers.

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69 Alma Road, Windsor, SL4 3HD

51.47755, -0.61809
+44 (0)1753 418444
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Mr Philip Charlesworth is a Consultant Urological Surgeon with a sub-specialisation in uro-oncology (Prostate cancer & Bladder cancer). He practices in Berkshire and London, with a sub-speciality focus in robotic surgery, in which he is highly regarded, and is one of the highest volume robotic uro-oncological surgeons in the UK according to nationally published statistics.

In 2018 Mr Charlesworth became Surgical Director of Uro Oncology at GenesisCare and continues as part of the GenesisCare Clinical Reference Group. He has been part of the introduction and set up of GenesisCareUrologyHub  providing fast access to expert urologists and the latest diagnostic test for both men and women.

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Mr Charlesworth has a life-long passion for delivering exceptional cancer treatment and care, with a particular emphasis on the long-term functional and quality of life outcomes for his patients. Throughout his career, Mr. Charlesworth has consistently pushed the boundaries and sought to improve outcomes through innovative surgical techniques and a commitment to minimally invasive procedures. Notably, he has developed and implemented Retzius-sparing (continence sparing) and nerve-sparing techniques (frozen section), in robotic prostatectomy. With over 1500 successful complex cancer surgeries, Mr Charlesworth is recognised as one of the leading robotic pelvic cancer surgeons in the UK.

Mr. Charlesworth practices at The Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, leading the Berkshire Cystectomy Robotic Team. He also serves as the Chairman of the Specialist Uro-Oncology Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) for the South Thames Valley Cancer Centre, overseeing East Berkshire, West Berkshire, and South Oxfordshire.

Through his position as a consultant at The Royal Berkshire Hospital, Mr. Charlesworth has played a crucial role in the development and expansion of robotic cystectomy & robotic pelvic oncology worldwide. His extensive practice and passion for education have attracted international fellows from Australia, the Caribbean, and Israel, who have gone on to establish their own minimally invasive robotic pelvic oncology practices.

Mr. Charlesworth began his medical training at the University of Southampton (1995-2000) and pursued a post-graduate degree at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, specialising in molecular genetics related to urological malignancies (2004-2007)

His surgical training encompassed experience in general, transplant, and vascular surgery at NHS and military hospitals on the South Coast of the UK (2000-2004). He further developed his skills in robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, open surgery for major urological cancers, and surgical reconstruction (2004-2012).

Throughout his career, Mr. Charlesworth has collaborated with esteemed robotic surgical teams worldwide, including Regina Elena Hospital, National Cancer Institute in Rome, Italy, Harlev University Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2012, he was honoured with The Urology Foundation (TUF) Preceptorship, which allowed him to work alongside Professor Indy Gill and his robotic surgical team at the University of Southern California Institute of Urology in Los Angeles, California, USA (2012-2013).

Career positions

Current position(s)

Substantive Consultant The Royal Marsden, London

Honorary Consultant Royal Berkshire Hospital 

Professional association

  • Membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Clinical interests

  • Prostate Cancer
  • MRI of the Prostate to avoid unnecessary transrectal biopsy
  • Transperineal mpMRI enhanced targeted prostate biopsies
  • Retzius sparing Nerve Sparing Da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy
  • +/- frozen section margin status
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • General Urology
  • Infective & Inflammatory Conditions of the Prostate and Bladder
  • Urological Cancers / Uro-Oncology
  • Urological Reconstruction including robotic neobladder formation
  • Diseases of the Prostate & Bladder
  • Robotic Surgery & Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Urological Reconstruction; Haematuria (Visible or Non-Visible)
  • Any general problems related to Penis / Scrotum
  • Elevated PSA / Prostate Cancer diagnosis & treatment
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, BPH
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, LUTS
  • Bladder Cancer (detection, surgical management & surveillance)

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