Nuada Medical Prostate Care
Mr. Rick Popert
Mr. Rick Popert MS FRCS (Urol)
Consultant Urological Surgeon
Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
4th Floor, Emblem House
London Bridge Hospital
27 Tooley Street
London SE1 2PR
Secretary: Nikki Lewis
Tel: 0207 357 6466
Fax: 0207 403 1664
Prostate cancer diagnosis & treatment, PSA testing, prostate brachytherapy, laser prostate surgery, erectile dysfunction, infertility.
Rick Popert MS FRCS (Urol) is a consultant urological surgeon and Clinical Lead in Urology at Guy’s and St
Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. His specialist expertise is in Robotic prostatectomy, dynamic prostate
brachytherapy, transperineal prostatic biopsies and Holmium laser prostate surgery.
He qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College in 1985.
Having completed his higher surgical
training at Guy’s after a period of urological research at King’s College Hospital, he was appointed as a consultant
in 1996. He established a dedicated multidisciplinary prostate cancer service which provides the most
comprehensive treatments available in the UK. The service has developed from open surgery to laparoscopic and
more recently laparoscopic robotic assisted surgery with the Da Vinci system (Intuitive Surgical). The robotic surgery
programme at Guy’s was established in 2005 and was the first such programme in the UK. The department has the
largest experience of robotic surgery in the UK and carries out over 250 cases per year.
Mr Popert has been carrying
out robotic surgery since 2006 and has done over 300 cases.
He also introduced a single visit day case Dynamic Prostate brachytherapy programme in 2005 which is suitable for
the treatment of lower risk cancer patients in whom radical surgery may be unnecessary. This treatment can be
used for larger prostates and those that have had previous prostate surgery He has treated over 500 cases with this
He has a specialist interest in the diagnosis and treatment of early prostate cancer. He has extensive experience in
active surveillance and has developed a localising protocol for Transperineal Saturation biopsies of the prostate
which in conjunction with the high quality MRI scans available through Nuada Medical Specialist Imaging provides
the most comprehensive diagnostic assessment of patients considered to be at risk of prostate cancer. Biopsy results
are available within 24 hours.