Mr Ashok Sakthivel

Speciality
Urology
Telephone
01642 850850 ext 62011
Appointed
March 2013
Special interests
  • Extracorporeal lithotripsy, percutaneous and ureterorenoscopic surgery
  • Surgical treatment for BPH - Holmium laser enucleation of prostate, open and upper tract procedures and general urology
Training
  • FRCS Edinburgh 1998
  • MCh Urology (India) 2002
  • FRCS Urology 2007
Additional information
Mr Sakthivel is a consultant urological surgeon working with the trust since March 2013. Prior to this he was a consultant urological surgeon working in a large tertiary care hospital in Chennai, India from 2008 to 2013, performing all major urological procedures including renal transplantation. Prior to this, he has had a broad and in depth training in urology both in India and in the UK. He has a subspecialist interests in endourology and lithotripsy and specialises in endoscopic and percutaneous surgery for kidney stones and tumors (including radiological access to the kidney). He manages all complex endourological work including urinary stones in patients with spinal injuries and spinal deformities. He has introduced the mini PCNL procedure and tubeless PCNL to the trust which enables early discharge of patients following major endoscopic stone surgery. He is also proficient in surgery for BPH including HOLEP (Holmium laser enucleation of prostate). He also sees and operates on patients with a wide variety of general urological conditions and performs complex open kidney operations. He contributes to national audits and research trials involving kidney stones. He presented papers in international conferences and published articles in peer reviewed journals. He is currently serving as the clinical director in urology.