Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year. The East Kent Urology (EKU) Department at EKHUFT is a high volume centre in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
East Kent Urology is one of the largest centres for robotic prostate surgery in the UK and in 2015, GIRFT recognised the robotic prostate service as being the highest volume centre per surgeon and having the shortest length of postoperative stay in the UK.
The service is also one of only five in the UK to be recognised as a Robotic Fellowship Training Centre in the UK by The Urology Foundation. In 2016 Kent & Canterbury Hospital became a centre of expertise in robotic urological surgery training under a scheme funded by The Urology Foundation.
We also offer active surveillance in those men who are suitable for follow-up of their prostate cancer without treatment.
The team has an active research programme with academic staff conducting leading edge research with scientists in research laboratories at The School of Biosciences, University of Kent. The team is also involved in running and participating in national and international clinical trials with an established track record in research and innovation.
Our prostate cancer service is dedicated to providing our patients with individualised and specialised care bespoke to each patient.
Consultant Robotic Urological Surgeons
Mr Ben Eddy
Mr Edward Streeter
Mr Sashi Kommu
Consultant Clinical Oncologists
Dr Carys Thomas
Dr Albert Edwards
Dr Rakesh Raman
Dr Patryk Brulinski