Mr Ashok Sakthivel

FRCS Urol


Profile

Mr Sakthivel is a Consultant Urological Surgeon who has been working with the South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust since March 2013. From 2008 to 2013 he was a Consultant Urological Surgeon in a large tertiary care hospital in Chennai, India where he performed all major urological procedures including renal transplantation. He has had a broad and in depth training in Urology both in India and the UK.

He has sub-specialist interests in endo-urology and lithotripsy and specialises in endoscopic and percutaneous surgery for kidney stones and tumours (including radiological access to the kidney). He manages all complex endourological work, including urinary stones in patients with spinal injuries and spinal deformities. He is also proficient in surgery for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) including HOLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of Prostate).

Mr Sakthivel is happy to see and operate on patients with a wide variety of general urological conditions and performs complex kidney operations.


Clinics

  • Wednesdays from 5.30pm

Locations

Current posts

  • Consultant Urologist. James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

Interests

General Urology
Endo-urology
Urolithiasis
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Other interests

Renal Cancer
Andrology

Personal interests

Mr Sakthivel has varied interests including Reef Aquarium Keeping, Tennis, Scuba Diving and Skiing


Member of

  • British Association of Urological Surgeons
  • American Urological Association
  • Endo-urology Society

Research

Mr Sakthivel has introduced the mini PCNL procedure and tubeless PCNL to the Trust which enables the early discharge of patients following major endoscopic stone surgery. 
He contributes to national audits and research trials involving kidney stones and is the Principal Investigator for the PUrE trial comparing different treatment modalities for lower calyceal renal stones. He is also the Audit and Mortality & Morbidity lead for the department.


Declaration

Mr Ashok Sakthivel works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna International
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)

Mr Ashok Sakthivel does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Ashok Sakthivel does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Ashok Sakthivel does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.