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Urologist Hashim Ahmed, Private Clinic Treatment, Self Pay Patients

Professor Hashim Ahmed, Consultant Urological Surgeon

Specialising in:

Professor Ahmed has received the BMJ Award for Innovation 2015 for his group's work in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. 
 
Diagnosis of prostate cancer 
Advice on PSA screening. Advice on prostate cancer risk for men with a family history or other risk factors. Multi-parametric MRI. MRI-guided biopsies, transperineal template biopsies, image-fusion prostate biopsies). Biopsies under local anaesthetic, sedation or general anaesthetic 
 
Treatment of Prostate Cancer 
Focal therapy, HIFU, cryotherapy, active surveillance. Second opinion on treatment options. Member of Multi-disciplinary team meetings for case discussions of all prostate cancer cases. 
 
Diagnosis and management and treatment of men with urinary symptoms 
Benign prostate hyperplasia, lower urinary tract symptoms. 
Treatment using bipolar TURP, laser, Uro-lift, medical management, self management 
 
Diagnosis and management of patients with blood in the urine (haematuria).
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Professor Ahmed led a study into the benefits of using MRI to diagnose prostate cancer that was described by the BBC as ‘The biggest leap in diagnosing prostate cancer in decades’. 

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Specialist Details
Full name
Prof. Hashim Ahmed
Qualifications
PhD, FRCS(Urol), BM, BCh (Oxon), BA(Hons)
Title
Consultant Urological Surgeon
hashim ahmed
Specialties
Urology
Site specialisation
Prostate
Site specialisation 2
Clinical interests
Professor Ahmed has received the BMJ Award for Innovation 2015 for his group's work in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. 
 
Diagnosis of prostate cancer 
Advice on PSA screening. Advice on prostate cancer risk for men with a family history or other risk factors. Multi-parametric MRI. MRI-guided biopsies, transperineal template biopsies, image-fusion prostate biopsies). Biopsies under local anaesthetic, sedation or general anaesthetic 
 
Treatment of Prostate Cancer 
Focal therapy, HIFU, cryotherapy, active surveillance. Second opinion on treatment options. Member of Multi-disciplinary team meetings for case discussions of all prostate cancer cases. 
 
Diagnosis and management and treatment of men with urinary symptoms 
Benign prostate hyperplasia, lower urinary tract symptoms. 
Treatment using bipolar TURP, laser, Uro-lift, medical management, self management 
 
Diagnosis and management of patients with blood in the urine (haematuria).
Background Information
Biography
Hashim is an internationally renowned expert in prostate cancer diagnosis, imaging and biopsy as well as minimally invasive therapies for prostate cancer such as HIFU and cryotherapy - either whole-gland or focal therapy for primary prostate cancer or radiorecurrent disease. He has performed hundreds of transperineal targeted and mapping biopsies and hundreds of HIFU procedures. He has taught dozens of surgeons in these techniques in the UK and around the world. He has given dozens of invited lectures in this area and currently research and published many of the key papers driving the change in the diagnostic and treatment pathway of prostate cancer.
Languages spoken
English, Bengali
Availability
Regular Cromwell clinics
Yes
Clinic days
Mon: Tue: Wed: amThurs: Fri: Sat:
Appointments telephone number
020 7099 6636
Additional Career Information
Year qualified
2001
Memberships
Fellow, The Royal College of Surgeons, England 
 
Member, National Cancer Research Institute - Prostate Clinical Studies Group 
 
Chair, National Cancer Research Institute - Localised Disease Sub-Group, Prostate Clinical Studies Group 
 
Prostate Lead, National Cancer Research Institute - Screening, Prevention, Early Diagnosis (SPED) group 
 
Editor, Cochrane Prostate Group 
 
Editor, Cochrane Renal Group 
 
Consulting Editor in Imaging, BJU International 
 
Editorial Board, European Urology 
 
Associate Member, EAU European Section of Urologic Imaging (ESUI)
NHS hospitals
University College London
Posts
Professor and Chair of Urology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Research interests
Prostate diagnosis using novel imaging and tissue biomarkers. Prostate treatments that reduce the harms of traditional surgery and radiotherapy. Clinical trials and health technology evaluation - detection and characterization of prostate cancer using precision imaging and biopsy 
- minimally invasive therapies in prostate cancer 
- active surveillance of prostate cancer 
- minimally invasive therapies in treating benign symptomatic prostate enlargement. 
Key published papers
Ahmed HU. The index lesion and the origin of prostate cancer. N Engl J Med. 2009;361(17):1704-6 
Ahmed HU, Hindley RG, Dickinson L, Freeman A, Kirkham AP, Sahu M, Scott R, Allen C, Van der Meulen J, Emberton M. Focal therapy for localised unifocal and multifocal prostate cancer: a prospective development study. Lancet Oncol. 2012;13(6):622-32. 
Ahmed HU, Arya M, Freeman A, Emberton M. Do low-grade and low-volume prostate cancers bear the hallmarks of malignancy? Lancet Oncol. 2012 Nov;13(11):e509-17.  doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(12)70388-1. 
Ahmed HU. The index lesion and the origin of prostate cancer. N Engl J Med. 2009;361(17):1704-6. 
Ahmed HU, El-Shater Bosaily A, Brown LC, Gabe R, Kaplan R, Parmar MK, Collaco-Moraes Y, Ward K, Hindley RG, Freeman A, Kirkham AP, Oldroyd R, Parker C, Emberton M; PROMIS study group.. Diagnostic accuracy of multi-parametric MRI and  TRUS biopsy in prostate cancer (PROMIS): a paired validating confirmatory study.  Lancet. 2017 Jan 19. pii: S0140-6736(16)32401-1. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32401-1. 
 

Media coverage

Our health professionals regularly contribute to hospital publications, as well as national newspaper articles and television coverage.

Transforming the diagnosis and treatment of localised prostate cancer

Bupa Cromwell Hospital MEDIscene magazine Issue 9