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Professor Christopher Eden


Professor Eden attended Guy’s Hospital Medical School and King’s College School for Medicine and Dentistry, achieving an MBBS in 1985 from the University of London after winning both the Surgery and Paediatric Prizes. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1995 and achieved a Master of Surgery degree from the University of London in 1997. As a surgical trainee he became a pioneer of laparoscopy urological surgery, having performed the UK’s first laparoscopic pyeloplasty in 1994, first laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in 2000 and first laparoscopic radical cystectomy in 2001.

Swiftly becoming one of the UK’s highest volume surgeons, in mid-2016 he performed the UK’s first Retzius-sparing robotically-assisted radical prostatectomy which was the subject of an article and interview with The Times. In 2018, he was again featured in the Daily Mail’s guide to the top 10 prostate cancer surgeons in Britain along with the other two Santis surgeons, having previously personally featured in 2010.

He is an Instrument-Rated private pilot and PADI Advanced Open Water diver. He is a veteran of a number of marathons and triathlons and is part way through a BA Honours degree in Photography.



Professor Eden has one of the world’s largest personal series of major laparoscopic urological procedures at over 3,000 cases and has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers on laparoscopic urology, 9 book chapters and a book. His training in laparoscopic kidney and prostate surgery included working with experts at the Institute Mutualiste Montsouris, in Paris, France, at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore and at The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA, thanks to a Travelling Fellowship from the Ethicon Foundation Fund.

He was awarded the Independent Healthcare Award winner for Medical Practice in 2007 and was described in a poll of 40 UK Consultant Urologists published in the national Daily Mail newspaper as ‘probably the leader in the field of keyhole radical prostatectomy.’ His research was Highly Commended in the prestigious annual UK Quality in Care in Oncology awards in 2012.

He is a reviewer for The Asian Journal of AndrologyThe British Journal of Urology InternationalEuropean UrologyThe Journal of UrologyThe Scandanavian Journal of Urology and Nephrology and Urology professional journals and was voted as reviewer of the month for European Urology in April 2010. He is a Specialist Advisor to the UK’s National Institute for Clinical Health and Excellence, a member of Editorial Board for European Urology and a member of the International Laparoscopy Prostate Cancer Working Group.

He has operated, lectured and instructed on laparoscopic urology in Europe, Africa, America, Asia and Australasia. His current clinical research interests include surgery for high-risk prostate cancer and extended pelvic lymphadenectomy for intermediate-risk prostate cancer.



GMC number 3081165

  • MBBS, MS, FRCS (Urology)
  • 1984 Almond Prize in Diseases of Children
  • 1985 Legg Prize in Surgery
  • 1994 Everidge Research Prize in Urology
  • 1995 Bard-Angiomed Urolink Travel Award
  • 1995 BAUS-Zeneca Video Prize
  • 1997 Ethicon Foundation Fund Travelling Fellowship
  • 1997 Royal College of Surgeons Foundation Inc., New York, Travelling Fellowship
  • 2007 Independent Healthcare Award winner for Medical Practice
  • 2011 Reviewer of the Month, European Urology (April)
  • 2012 Highly Commended in annual UK Quality in Care in Oncology Awards.

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