Born in Aberdare, Tim went to medical school in Cardiff. He qualified in 1993 and trained primarily in South Wales. During his training he took time out to do a formal research degree in cancer genetics and obtained an MD thesis. Prior to his appointment as a hospital consultant he undertook a 1 year fellowship at St Vincent’s hospital in Melbourne, Australia in order to gain specific training in laparoscopic urology.
Tim is a Consultant Urological Surgeon in the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant along with 3 other colleagues. As well as “core” urology and diagnostics his sub specialty interests are laparoscopic urology (keyhole surgery) and endourology. As he is part of the multi-disciplinary oncology faculty at his unit he is experienced with all forms of urological malignancies. In addition his research job also involved treating patients with functional bladder problems and he is proficient in urodynamics and the treatment of urinary incontinence.
In addition to his clinical work Tim is actively involved with teaching. He is the Training Programme Director for all the urological trainees in Wales and is the Chair of the South Wales Specialist Training Committee for urology. He is also a Royal College examiner for the Intercollegiate exams in Urology as well as an Honorary Lecturer for Year 3 for Cardiff University. He has set up evening meetings to educate paramedical staff and is also involved with teaching and examining medical students. He has also been available to give speaker meetings for groups of General Practitioners.
Although Tim played hockey and cricket for the medical school he now has 3 young children whom he uses as an excuse not to go to the gym.
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Tim Appanna at Nuffield Health
- Laparoscopic urology
Other post held
- Consultant Urological Surgeon in the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant
- Approved Educational Supervisor, Urology
- South Wales Specialist Training Committee for Urology
Mr Tim Appanna does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr Tim Appanna does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Tim Appanna does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.