Botox and bladders: A medical marvel

Overactive bladder is more common than diabetes and heart disease combined. It affects over 200 million people worldwide. Socially embarrassing and restrictive, most patients suffer in silence. Join Prokar Dasgupta as he discusses ‘The Dasgupta technique’, a technique where Botox is injected into the bladder under local anaesthetic, calming the bladder nerves down. Explore how one of the most poisonous substances on earth can be used to help improve the quality of life of patients worldwide.

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Professor Prokar Dasgupta FKC is the Professor of Surgery at King’s Health Partners and the King James IV Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He has delivered a number of public orations on robotic surgery to the Hunterian Society and the Croydon Medical Society and on the prostate gland at the Royal Society of Medicine. He is an engaging speaker with the innate ability to make science simple and attractive to the public. As Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Urology.


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