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Mr Peter D Rimington

Professional Description:

Consultant Urologist


M.B.Ch.B. M.Med.(Urol) F.C.S.(S.A.)

Old Orchard Consulting Rooms
7B Old Orchard Road
East Sussex
BN21 1DB
Area of work:

Kent, Surrey & Sussex


Mr Peter D Rimington is a Consultant Urologist at Eastbourne District General Hospital, from 2000 to the present.

Since 2000 Mr Rimington has provided minimal access surgery at Eastbourne District General Hospital and developed the urology service at the hospital to provide oncologic care for all urologic cancers for the entire county of Sussex as well as Eastern Kent. The hospital is now recognised as the urology cancer centre for the region.

In 2002 after performing a number of laparoscopic nephrectomies and adrenalectomies, Mr Rimington was the first urological surgeon in the UK to perform regular laparoscopic cystectomy and ileal conduit formation. He assisted the team at Guys Hospital to set up their robotic cystectomy service. Since 2009 he has performed laparoscopic radical prostatectomies. In 2015 he arranged funding for a da Vinci robot and since then has performed only robotic assisted pelvic surgery; he has now performed over 800 prostatectomies and 300 radical cystectomies using this technique. He continues to innovate robotic techniques such as parastomal hernia repair and excision of TVT tapes. Mr Rimington is a provider of post fellowship advanced robotic training in pelvic oncology to the regional deanery.

With his extensive experience of minimal access surgery, Mr Rimington has a unique insight into the physiology, surgical practice and patterns of post-operative recovery of these procedures and can use this knowledge to assess medical practice. 


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Registered GMC: 1989, Registration number: 3443257, Specialist registration 1999. Elected to the Council of the Endo-Urology subsection of the British Association of Urologic Surgeons (BAUS) and became Chairman joining BAUS Council from 2014 to 2016.

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