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Mr Tim Bates

Consultant Urologist



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Professional profile

Mr Bates has been a Consultant Urologist in Bath for over 10 years.

He graduated from Nottingham Medical School with honours and underwent surgical training in Bristol and the South-West. He was awarded a Master's degree from the University of Bristol for research into the molecular genetics of prostate cancer. Prior to being appointed in Bath, he completed a paediatric surgical fellowship in Oxford.

Mr Bates has expertise in a broad range of urological conditions including benign and malignant prostate disease. He has received specialist training in the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer, urinary stone disease, complex urinary tract reconstruction, paediatric surgery and microsurgery (vasectomy reversal).

He has been clinical director and clinical lead for Governance and Risk Management in the department of Urology at the Royal United Hospital, Bath. He plays an active role in surgical training and is a member of the regional training committee.

Personal profile

Mr Bates is married to Polly, a Paediatric Oncologist in Bath, and they have three children.

Current NHS or research position

Consultant Urologist at the Royal United Hospital, Bath

Year of first medical qualification


Special clinical interests

Urinary tract symptoms
Complex bladder conditions and reconstruction
Reversal of vasectomy
Paediatric urology surgery

Research interests

Molecular genetics of prostate cancer and long term outcomes of benign prostatic disease

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies

British association of urological surgeons
Founder member of the section for female and reconstructive urology
Member of the section of oncology
South-West regional training committee
President of the Bath Urostomy Association
Associate member of British association of paediatric urologists