Professional background

Rizwan Hamid is a consultant urological surgeon at the University College London Hospitals and London Spinal Injuries Unit, Stanmore, UK. He is also an honorary associate professor at UCL. He specialises in functional and neuro-urology and provides a tertiary care practice in reconstruction of the lower urinary tract.

His research involved fertility issues in spinal cord injury men. He undertook higher surgical training in London with fellowship in functional and neurourology from UCLH where he currently practices.

He specialises in conservative and surgical management of bladder dysfunction in both male and females. This includes, urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, bladder pain syndrome and urinary tract infection. He has particular interest in managing post prostatectomy incontinence in males and is an acknowledged expert in the management of bladder dysfunction after neurological diseases. He undertakes surgical procedures like Botox to bladder, neuromodulation, colposuspension, rectus fascial slings and artificial urinary sphincters.

He has been a principal investigator for a number of clinical trials. He set up and is the principal investigator for a European wide registry for male anti-incontinence surgery.

He is the Director of School of Neurourology of International Continence Society. He sits on the Boards of a number of international organisations. This includes Female and Functional sections of EAU & BAUS. He is a board member of the Standardisation & Neurourology Committees of the International Continence Society.

He has been involved in a number of guidelines initiatives including co-chair for terminology in neuro-urology and male surgical procedures. He is also a member of neuro-urology guidelines panel of EAU.

He is heavily involved in teaching and is regularly invited to lecture both nationally and internationally. He is on the teaching faculty of the European School of Urology. He is regularly invited to review articles for a number of urology journals. He is on the Editorial Boards of Neurourology & Urodynamics and Turkish urology journal.

He has published more than 95 articles and has been invited to contribute a number of review articles. He has authored more than 15 book chapters.


Research interests

Male and female incontinence, colposuspension, TVT/TOT,  male sling, artificial urinary sphincter implantation, prolapse repair, anterior and posterior repair, colposacropexy, bladder reconstruction, bladder augmentation, bladder replacement and both continent and incontinent urinary diversion, bladder overactivity and pain syndromes, medical therapy, acupuncture, botox, sacral neuromodulation (nerve stimulators), urodynamics, cystitis

Languages spoken

Urdu, Punjabi, Basic Arabic


I have more than 90 publications. Some are:

  • The International Continence Society (ICS) report on the terminology for adult male lower urinary tract and pelvic floor symptoms and dysfunction. D'Ancona C, Haylen B, Oelke M, Abranches-Monteiro L, Arnold E, Goldman H, Hamid R, et al. Standardisation Steering Committee ICS and the ICS Working Group on Terminology for Male Lower Urinary Tract & Pelvic Floor Symptoms and Dysfunction. Neurourol Urodyn. 2019 Feb;38(2):433-477
  • Epidemiology and pathophysiology of neurogenic bladder after spinal cord injury. Hamid R, Averbeck MA, Chiang H, Garcia A, Al Mousa RT, Oh SJ, Patel A, Plata M, Del Popolo G. World J Urol. 2018 May 11
  • An ICS report on the terminology for adult neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (ANLUTD). Gajewski JB, Schurch B, Hamid R, et al. .Neurourol Urodyn. 2017 Nov 17
  • Long-term effectiveness and complication rates of bladder augmentation with neurogenic bladder dysfunction: A systematic review. Hoen L', Ecclestone H, Blok BF, Hamid R. et al. Neurourol Urodyn. 2017
  • A Comparison of UK versus European guidelines in neuro-urology. Ecclestone H, Hamid R. Journal of Clinical Urology (2016).
  • Parkinson’s Disease & urinary tract symptoms. Itam S, Hamid R. European Urology Today. Feb 2017
  • Long-term outcome of transobturator tape (TOT) for treatment of stress incontinence in females with neuropathic bladders. Losco GS, Burki JR, Omar YA, Shah PJ, Hamid R. Spinal Cord. 2015 Jul;53(7):544-6
  • Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of OnabotulinumtoxinA (BOTOX) for the management of urinary incontinence in Adults with NDO: A UK Perspective Hamid R, Loveman C, Millen J, et al. Pharmacoeconomics:2015:33(4):381-95
  • Long-term urological management in spinal injury units in the UK and Eire: a follow-up study. J R Burki, I Omar, P J R Shah, R Hamid. Spinal Cord.2014:52(8):640-5
  • Long-term outcomes of augmentation ileocystoplasty in patients with spinal cord injury: a minimum of 10 years of follow-up. Gurung PM, Attar KH, Abdul-Rahman A, Morris T, Hamid R, Shah PJ. BJU Int