Our Services

DaVinci Robot Surgery

Contact: (0191) 213 7597 – Mr N Soomro, Consultant Urologist

We use the latest robotic and laparoscopic equipment to treat many urological conditions and are continually developing new techniques, which allow minimal damage to healthy tissue, i.e. minimally invasive procedures. Laparoscopic (also known as keyhole) surgery is minimally invasive and involves tiny incisions rather than larger cuts in traditional, open surgery, and the use of narrow instruments to carry out the treatment required. This approach means patients have a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery, and there are fewer complications.

A national leader in the specialist field of laparoscopy.

We are leaders in the UK for the number and complexity of laparoscopic urological procedures undertaken, having carried out over 1000 procedures to date. Our results have been audited and published in peer reviewed journals. Laparoscopic surgery is a highly specialist technique requiring expertise and special skills. We have a major laparoscopic urological surgery programme for patients with kidney and prostate problems led by Mr N Soomro. We now have eight urologists in our department able to carry out operations using these techniques.

Committed to providing the highest quality care

We are committed to further developing the use of laparoscopy and robotic surgery in order to improve the quality of care we can provide for our patients and currently offer minimally invasive surgery as follows:

  • Robotic assisted radical prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland)
  • Robotic assisted partial nephrectomy (partial removal of the kidney)
  • Robotic assisted cystectomy (removal of the bladder)
  • Robotic assisted pyeloplasty (removal of blockage in ureter)
  • Laparoscopic simple / radical Nephrectomy (removal of the kidney)
  • Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (for kidney transplants)
  • Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy (removal of the kidney and ureter)

Contact us

If you would like any further information on any aspect of our urological, robotic and laparoscopic surgical programme please contact:

Mr Naeem Soomro
Consultant Urologist
Telephone: (0191) 213 7597

Our consultant urologists who specialise in laparoscopy are Mr N Soomro, Mr M Johnson, Mr D Rix, Mr T Hasan, Mr Heer, Miss A O’Riordan, Mr D Thomas and Mr T Page