Nikesh ThiruchelvamMD FEBU FRCS (Urol)

Consultant Urologist

Nikesh Thiruchelvam

Lead Clinician for Incontinence, Bladder Dysfunction and Reconstruction

+44 (0)1223 216068email
NHS Secretary:
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Private Secretary:
+44 (0)1223 266926 (Cambridge Urology Clinic)email
Special Interests:

Male and female urinary incontinence, neuro-urology, reconstruction of the urinary tract including the bladder and male urethra, investigation & management of bladder dysfunction

Recent Publications

 Original papers

 • Thiruchelvam N, Joyce A, Speakman M, Hagan P, Fowler S, Hermans L, Keeley F. Improving standards of Care through the Publication of Surgeon Identifiable Outcome Data in Urology. Eur Urol in press

• Biers S, Sievert KS, Thiruchelvam N. Overactive bladder and lower urinary tract symptoms after prostate cancer treatment. Curr Opin in Urology in press

 • Brennand C, von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff A, Dunn S, Wilkinson J, Chadwick T, Ternent L, Oluboyede Y, Wood R, Walton K, Fader M, N’Dow J, Abdel-Fattah M, McClurg D, Little P, Hilton P, Timoney A, Morris N, Thiruchelvam N, Larcombe J, Harrison S, Armstrong H, McColl E, Pickard R. Antibiotic treatment for intermittent bladder catheterisation with once daily prophylaxis (the AnTIC study): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2016:276

  • Ren J, Chew DJ, Thiruchelvam N. Electrical Stimulation of the Spinal Dorsal Root Inhibits Reflex Bladder Contraction and External Urethra Sphincter Activity: Is This How Sacral Neuromodulation Works? Urol Int 2016;96:360-6

 • Anding R, Rosier P, Smith P, Gammie A, Giarenis I, Rantell A, Thiruchelvam N,  Arlandis S, Cardozo L. When should video be added to conventional urodynamics in  adults and is it justified by the evidence? ICI-RS 2014. Neurourol Urodyn. 2016 35:324-9

 • Ren J, Chew D, Biers S, Thiruchelvam N. Electrical Nerve Stimulation to Promote Micturition in Spinal Cord Injury Patients: A Review of Current Attempts Neurourol Urodyn 2016 35:365-70

 • De Nunzio C, Autorino R, Bachmann A, Briganti A, Carter S, Chun F, Novara G, Sosnowski R, Thiruchelvam N, Tubaro A, Ahyai S. The diagnosis of benign prostatic obstruction: Development of a clinical nomogram. Neurourol Urodyn 2016 35:235-40

 • Thiruchelvam N, Drake M, Venn S, Morley, R. A 2014 snapshot audit of the role of urodynamics in the UK for Benign Prostatic Enlargement surgery Neurourol Urodyn 2016 35:271-2

 • Wadhwa K, Koo B, Thiruchelvam N. Case that changed my practice: Revisiting the use of ileal conduit urodynamics. Journal of Clinical Urology  2015 8 153-154

 • Thiruchelvam N, Cruz F, Kirby M, Tubaro A, Chapple C, Sievert KD.A review of detrusor overactivity and the overactive bladder after radical prostate cancer treatment. BJUi 2015 116:853-61

 • Sosnowski R, Thiruchelvam N, Autorino R, Bachmann A, Novara G, Ahyai S De Nunzio C. Surgical management of benign prostatic obstruction: current practice patterns and attitudes in Europe. Neurourol Urodyn 2015 Apr;34(4):395-6

 • Tran MGB, Yip J, Uveili K, Biers S, Thiruchelvam N. Patient reported outcome measures in male incontinence surgery. Annals RCS Eng 2014 2014 96: 521-5

 • Thiruchelvam N. Benign prostatic hyperplasia. Surgery 2014 32 (6) 314 – 322

 • Thiruchelvam N. Surgical therapy for benign prostatic hypertrophy/bladder outflow obstruction. Indian J Urol 2014 30(2):202-7

 • Biers S and Thiruchelvam N. Bladder pain syndrome: contemporary management and future strategies. Journal of Clinical Urology 2014, Vol 7(1) 8–19


Book Chapters

• Robb, A, Weaver H, Thiruchelvam N, Biers S. Special circumstances p109-136 in Emergency Urology, eds Thurtle D, Biers S, Sut M, Armitage J TFM 2017

• Biers S, Thiruchelvam N. Urinary catheters, drains and stomas p59-82 in Prosthetic Surgery in Urology eds Muneer A, Pearce I, Ralph D Springer 2016

•  Thiruchelvam N. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in The Oxford Textbook of Urological Surgery, eds Hamdy F, Eardley I Oxford University Press in press

•  Saeb-Parsy K, Thiruchelvam N.  Application of Prostate Ultrasound for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia and Male Urinary Stress Incontinence. p101 – 112 in Prostate Ultrasound: Current Practice and Future Directions Springer 2015

•  Thiruchelvam N. Treatment Algorithms: When to Treat and Whom? p55-66 in Male LUTS/BPH Made Easy, eds Tubaro A and Chapple C Springer 2014

•  Sosnowski R and Thiruchelvam N. Emerging Treatments in BPH. P129-144 in Male LUTS/BPH Made Easy, eds Tubaro A and Chapple Springer 2014


Miscellaneous publications

Co-author European Association of Urology Urinary Incontinence Guidelines 2017

Co-author to NHS England’s Continence Care Guidance to help support best practice Dec 2015

Thiruchelvam N NICE Eye’s on Evidence Issue 64 Aug 2014 Muscle training for pelvic organ prolapse

Co-author to European Association of Urology Patient Information on Nocturia Jan 2014

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