Mr. Kusuma graduated from the University of Health Sciences, India, in 2000 and completed his surgical and urological training in 2010. He further honed his urological skills at renowned institutions such as Christie Hospital in Manchester and Guys and St. Thomas Hospital in London. Subsequently, he pursued a uro-oncology fellowship in Colchester, Essex, and earned his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (Urology) in 2015. Additionally, Mr. Kusuma completed a fellowship in robotic surgery at a European Robotic Urology Section (ERUS) certified training centre in Guildford, Surrey, showcasing his commitment to advanced surgical techniques.In 2019, Mr. Kusuma assumed the role of Consultant Urologist at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough. He actively engages in academic pursuits, contributing to the training of both undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as collaborating with fellow health professionals. A member of prestigious urological associations including the British Association of Urology (BAUS), the European Association of Urology (EAU), and the Urological Society of India (USI), Mr. Kusuma demonstrates his dedication to staying at the forefront of his field.
With a robust publication record of over 60 peer-reviewed articles in reputable journals and participation in national and international meetings, Mr. Kusuma's expertise is widely recognized. He played a significant role in revising the prognostic risk stratification of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer as part of the EAU NMIBC guidelines panel. Serving as a peer reviewer for international journals and sitting on the editorial board of Therapeutic Advances in Urology, Mr. Kusuma contributes to advancing the field through rigorous research and scholarly activities.
Mr. Kusuma's leadership is exemplified by his instrumental role in procuring Da Vinci robots for James Cook University Hospital and overseeing the trans-perineal prostate biopsy service at the South Tees NHS Foundation Trust.
Currently serving as a Consultant Urologist and Robotic surgeon at The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford, Mr. Kusuma continues to deliver comprehensive urological and pelvic cancer services, ensuring optimal outcomes for his patients. His unwavering dedication, combined with extensive experience, establishes him as a distinguished leader in the realm of urological surgery.
- Prostate Cancer
- Robotic Surgery in Urology
- Bladder Cancer
- Prostate biopsy
- Benign prostatic enlargement
- Bladder problems
- Urinary tract infections
- Urinary stones
- Scrotal and testicular problems
Enjoys playing cricket, guitar, travelling and swimming.
English, Hindi, Punjabi
As the Principal Investigator overseeing the innovative MASTERY trial, I spearheaded a global initiative focused on revolutionizing the training of surgeons in robotic procedures. This extensive study, conducted across 12 centres in the UK, systematically records and benchmarks automated performance metrics of surgeons engaging in robotic surgery.
My investigation into patient satisfaction following Robot-assisted Radical Prostatectomy (RARP) at a high-volume UK centre yielded significant insights into factors contributing to regret, underscoring the importance of thorough pre-operative discussions. Amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, my research underscored the safety of major urological cancer surgeries, advocating for surgical training with appropriate precautions.
A comprehensive comparative analysis involving over 500 patients compared Retzius-sparing and non-Retzius-sparing robotic-assisted radical prostatectomies. The findings highlighted the superior early continence of the Retzius-sparing approach without compromising cancer control. Additionally, the exploration of Robotic Millin's Prostatectomy for large benign prostates presented a promising alternative with advantages over conventional methods.
In collaboration with the European Association of Urology (EAU), I revised prognostic factor risk groups for non–muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), integrating WHO grading classifications to enhance patient treatment strategies. Recognized with the CRN Green Shoots Award, my research has garnered over 450 citations in journals and textbooks. Cumulatively, my work contributes to advancing surgical practices, enhancing patient outcomes, and shaping the future of urological care.
My research activity can be accessed on https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Venkata-Kusuma
- British Association of Urological Surgeons
- European Association of Urology
- British Medical Association
Other posts held
- Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford, UK - Consultant Urologist
Insurers Mr Murthy Kusuma works with
Mr Murthy Kusuma works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA - Global Healthcare
- AXA Health
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
Mr Murthy Kusuma does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr Murthy Kusuma does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Murthy Kusuma does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.