Mr Ashish Pradhan
Consultant Subspecialist Urogynaecologist

MBBS, FRCOG, PGCert Healthcare Leadership and Management

Specialties: 
  • Urogynaecology
  • Pelvic floor disorders including prolapse and bladder dysfunction
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Overactive bladder syndrome
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Pelvic floor and perineal disorders after childbirth
  • Minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery for prolapse
  • General Gynaecology
  • Menstrual disorders including heavy, irregular and painful periods
  • Pelvic pain and bladder pain

I originally qualified as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist from the University of Mumbai in 1998 and additionally completed the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist approved Subspecialty training in Urogynaecology from Cambridge. I have been a Consultant Urogynaecologist in UK since 2012. I am the Chairman of the British Society of Urogynaecology governance committee.

Urogynaecological conditions such as prolapse and urinary leakage, though not life threatening, have a significant negative impact on a person’s quality of life and are also embarrassing. I believe in building a good rapport with all my patients so that I can adequately explain and discuss all the options for treatment and ultimately do my best to improve their quality of life.

I offer the full range of treatment options for all urogynaecological conditions including advanced keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery and ambulatory (office or outpatient) procedures. I believe that success of treatment can only be judged by the patients themselves. Hence all my patients are requested to fill self-reported and validated quality of life questionnaires. Audit of these questionnaires has shown that my patients are very happy with the outcome and improvement in their quality of life. I also proactively audit my surgical outcomes and complications using the British Society of Urogynaecology database. This shows I have a very low complication rate which is well within the nationally accepted standard for all procedures. I work collaboratively along with my Urogynaecology Consultant colleague Mark Slack, and Urology and Colorectal Consultant colleagues as part of a multidisciplinary team, so that my patients get the best care possible.

I also have an active research portfolio and have obtained a substantial funding grant from NHS England Innovation team to reduce perineal trauma during childbirth. The results of this innovative intervention showed that there was 80% reduction in perineal trauma in patients during childbirth. I lead the pelvic floor after childbirth clinic at the Rosie. Other research interests and published studies include patients’ satisfaction with ambulatory urogynaecology procedures, comparison of one year outcomes between two devices to perform advanced prolapse surgery and patient expectations and experience of surgery for prolapse.