Patients needing urological cancer treatment, keyhole surgery or kidney stone surgery at Lincoln County Hospital will now receive specialised care.
New Consultant Urologist Haradikar Varadaraj began working for United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) last month and specialises in these areas.
The ULHT’s Urology Department performs the highest number of major urological procedures in the East Midlands.
He said: “I also have plans to introduce continent urinary diversion for our patients who have had their bladders removed as a treatment for bladder cancer.
“This involves fashioning loops of bowel into a pouch into which the urine collects, which is connected to the water passage, instead of the more traditional method where the urine is diverted via an isolated small bowel segment into a bag on the abdominal wall.”
He is also planning to set up a bladder cancer focus group, providing support to patients who are in need of radical cystectomy or have undergone the procedure.
Dr Varadaraj’s studied postgraduate medicine in India, and trained further in his specialisation in Ireland before moving to England.
“I hope that I can contribute to the success of the department teams and work with them to further improve services in the future,” he added.
Dr Varadaraj’s time will be split between Lincoln County Hospital and County Hospital in Louth.