Mr Philip Charlesworth

  • BM DM FRCS (Urol.)
  • Consultant Urological Surgeon
  • Spoken languages English


Special clinical interest in Prostate cancer, Bladder cancer, general and reconstructive surgery

After surgical training in the NHS & Military hospitals on the South Coast of the UK, Mr Philip Charlesworth went to the University of Oxford in 2004 to begin a post-graduate degree in the Molecular Genetics of Urological Malignancies, at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford.

In 2007 Mr. Philip Charlesworth initiated his Specialist Surgical training in Urology & Uro-Oncology within the hospitals of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire & Oxfordshire. The final years of specialist training were concentrated on robotic surgery, minimally invasive surgery & open surgery for major urological cancers and subsequent surgical reconstruction.

In 2012, Mr. Philip Charlesworth was awarded a British Urological Foundation Robotic Preceptorship with Professor Indebir Gill and his robotic surgical team at the University of Southern California Institute of Urology, Los Angeles, California, USA. Professor Inderbir Gill is arguably one of the greatest minimally invasive surgeons in the world. Mr. Philip Charlesworth also has experience working with the robotic surgical teams of Regina Elena Hospital, National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy, Harlev University Hospital, Copenhagen, and the Institute of Karolinska, Stockholm.

Mr. Philip Charlesworth was appointed substantive Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 2012 and joined the Reading Urology Partnership in 2013. Over this time, he has established himself as one of the leaders in pelvic uro-oncology (major prostate & bladder cancer) in the region.

Mr. Charlesworth has performed over 600 robotic major pelvic uro-oncological cancer operations over the past 5 years and is ranked as one of the highest volume surgeons according to nationally published statistics.

Most recently Mr Charlesworth has been part of the introduction and set up of the UrologyHub at GenesisCare providing fast access to expert urologists and the latest diagnostic test for both men and women. He has also pioneered the simplification of prostate spacer insertions (including the widespread adoption of transition from a GA procedure to an LA procedure) and driven / developed a quality assurance measure across the UK for their insertion.


  • Robotic major pelvic uro-oncological cancer operations

NHS Hospital/current post(s)

Substantive Consultant Royal Berkshire Hospital

Year Qualified


Clinical Interests

Prostate Cancer; MRI of the Prostate to avoid unnecessary transrectal biopsy; Visual Registration / Fusion mpMRI enhanced targeted prostate biopsies; Retzius sparing Nerve Sparing Da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy; 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); Kidney Cancer

Professional memberships

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

Research interests

  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Infective & inflammatory conditions of the prostate & bladder