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 Aftab Bhatti

Telephone
01642 854712
Special interests
  • Laparoscopic/minimally invasive surgery
  • Transplant urology

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

Miss Mary Garthwaite

Telephone
01642 854729
Special interests
  • Male and female incontinence surgery
  • Reconstructive urology
  • Neurourology
  • Benign bladder dysfunction

Mr Raj Gowda

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

Mr Bhavan Rai

Telephone
01642 854688
Special interests
  • Robotic surgery and  minimal access (keyhole) surgery
  • Prostate cancer
  • Kidney and upper tract urothelial cancer
  • Benign (core) and emergency urology
  • Academic urology

Mr Syed Rizvi

Telephone
01642 854205

Mr Ashok Sakthivel

Telephone
01642 850850 ext 54829
Special interests
  • Lithotripsy, percutaneous and Ureterorenoscopic surgery
  • Surgical Treatment for BPH - Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate, Open and Laparoscopic Upper Tract Procedures and General Urology

Mr Mohamed Tarin

Telephone
01642 854688
Special interests
  • Bladder cancer
  • Endourology
  • Core 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)