Dr Prasanna Sooriakumaran (aka. PS), is a global expert in prostate cancer care and one of the UK’s best known robotic surgeons.
Dr Sooriakumaran works as a Consultant Urological Surgeon at University College London Hospital & the Santis Clinic (London), and performs over 150 robotic prostatectomies per year, 4 times more than the average UK surgeon. Dr Sooriakumaran’s patient outcomes are superior to national averages and similar to the best surgeons internationally. PS trained in robotic surgery and prostate cancer at the Ivy League Cornell University in New York and the Nobel-awarding Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, before being appointed as an academic consultant at the world-famous University of Oxford. He moved to London in 2017 to focus more on patient care than research, and has become a UK leader in Retzius-sparing robotic prostatectomy, a technique that has revolutionized early continence recovery for his patients.
In 2018, PS received the Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Achievement Award for his “significant contributions to society and the field of prostate cancer care”, becoming the first urologist to win this prestigious award. PS has also been selected by his peers as one of the UK’s top 10 prostate cancer surgeons: “an outstanding robotic surgeon who drives clinical research in urology in this country”; Dr Sooriakumaran was the youngest urologist to make this list. PS is also the only urologist to be named as one of London’s Most Influential People and a social pillar in Health: “Pioneering robotic surgeon investigating new techniques to spare men with prostate cancer the potentially debilitating effects of surgery.”
PS has written over 200 publications and delivered over 300 national/international presentations, and has changed global practice in prostate cancer with his research and surgical innovations. He has won dozens of prestigious awards and prizes from societies in the UK, Europe, and the USA, and is one of the UK’s most sought after surgeons for prostate cancer lectures at national and international conferences. PS is the only UK urologist to have been nominated three times for the European Association of Urology Crystal Matula award, given to “the most promising young urologist in Europe”.
Dr Sooriakumaran has a patient base from all corners of the globe, and provides second opinions by telephone, Skype, or face-to-face for patients and their families in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, China, Africa, and the rest of the world.