Meet the Team

Mr Chandrasekharan Badrakumar

Telephone
01642 854712
Special interests
Mr Badrakumar has special interests in endo-urology, surgical treatment of urinary stones complex upper urinary tract obstruction and stents. Prior to joining South Tees Hospitals he was a consultant urologist in Scotland. He had also held an educational advisor position for SAS doctors with NHS Education for Scotland. He worked for more than three years in Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he developed stone service for the region. He set up Percutaneous nephrolithotomy service for the Fylde coast region. He was involved in the development of electronic stent register, cancer pathways for fast-track investigation pathways for urgent suspected urological cancer referral that complies with current NICE guidelines, E-discharge platform and MDT workflow reconfiguration. He is an educational supervisor for junior and middle grade urology trainees. He introduced Memokath ureteric stent insertion for patients who are dependent on long-term stents to maintain their renal function. This has eliminated or reduced the need for regular stent change. He contributed significantly to research. He was the principal investigator for SUSPEND Trial (Medical expulsive therapy in adults with ureteric colic: a multi-centre, randomised, placebo-controlled trial) UK National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment Programme. He set up recruitment for PUrE-RCT (The Percutaneous nephrolithotomy, flexible Ureterorenoscopy and Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy for lower pole kidney stones Randomised Controlled Trial) as principle investigator. He was the founder member and developer of the online urology discussion forum called uroeducation. He participates in Urolink project (BAUS funded) to develop urology service in the remote parts of Ethiopia.

Mr Jon Barclay

Telephone
01642 850850 - ext 54729
Special interests
  • Female, neurological and urodynamic urology. This is the sub-specialty of urology which covers the investigation and treatment of benign conditions of the lower urinary tract and related problems within the female genital tract. The focus is on disorders of function and on inflammatory conditions affecting these systems. Common conditions encountered include stress incontinence, overactive bladder syndrome with / without associated incontinence, bladder pain syndrome, chronic pelvic pain syndrome and recurrent UTIs.
  • Spinal cord injuries - works closely with the Golden Jubilee Spinal Injuries Centre at The James Cook University Hospital.

Mr David Chadwick

Telephone
01642 854712
Special interests
  • Prostate cancer
  • Andrology

Mr Brian Chaplin

Telephone
01642 854729
Special interests
  • Oncological urology
  • Pelvic and renal surgery
  • Laparoscopic and robotic surgery

Miss Jo Cresswell

Telephone
01642 854840
Special interests
  • Bladder cancer
  • Laparoscopic surgery

Mr Simon Fulford

Telephone
01642 854205
Special interests
  • Spinal injury and neuro urology
  • Functional and reconstructive urology including urodynamics
  • Liason urology with gynaecology and colorectal surgery

Mr Raj Gowda

Telephone
01642 850850 ext 54829 (James Cook) / 01609 762011 (Friarage)
Special interests
  • Renal stones
  • Laparascopic renal surgery
  • General urology

Miss Mehwash Nadeem

Telephone
01642 850850 ext 54205
Special interests
  • Female, functional and reconstructive urology
  • Neuro-urology
  • Complex urinary tract infections

Mr Ashok Sakthivel

Telephone
01642 850850 ext 62011
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

Mr Alaiyi West

Telephone
01642 854829 / 01609 762147
Special interests
  • Percutaneous and ureteroscopic surgery for urinary stones
  • Surgical treatment of BPH - Holmium laser prostate enucleation (HoLEP)