He was trained in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery at the Erasme University Hospital, Brussels and the Oscar Lambret Cancer Centre at Lille, France. He is also actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical teaching. He has been undergraduate and postgraduate examiner for the University of London and served as member of court of examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He takes part regularly in training general practitioners in the specialty of urology for the City and Hackney Primary Care Trust (PCT) and the East London Integrated Care (ELIC). He has published extensively on urological cancers and presented scientific papers in national and international meetings.
In general urology, he has a special interest in urinary tract infections in women, voiding problems, catheter management and prostatitis. His expertise includes management of urological cancers (prostate, urinary bladder, kidney, testis and penis) and male health problems. His other special interests are in the fields of diseases of the kidneys and testes, in particular their cancers and lymph node surgery (retroperitoneal node dissection-RPLND) (testis, melanoma and prostate). Vinod is specialised in laparoscopic and complex procedures related to the kidney and testis. With regard to kidney cancers, Vinod’s expertise also includes kidney-saving surgery (nephron-saving surgery or partial nephrectomy) and, in conjunction with his radiology colleagues, radiofrequency ablation and cryosurgery. He has performed well over 800 kidney-related operations. He has also contributed in minimally invasive procedures for malignant melanoma.
Vinod, along with Professor Tim Oliver, pioneered the technique of testis conservation surgery for selected cases of testicular cancer (testis saving surgery or partial orchidectomy). In addition he also deals with other testicular problems such as male infertility, recanalization of vas and surgical sperm aspiration procedures (percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration-PESA, testicular sperm aspiration-TESA and testicular sperm extraction- TESE) and testicular biopsy. Vinod is the principal editor of Urological Oncology (ISBN: 978-1-84628-387-1) published in 2007-8 and now in its 2nd edition. He is also the principal editor of Urological Oncology for Nurses (1st edition), which is to be published soon.
Vinod attends the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India as a visiting Professor of Urology to teach undergraduates and postgraduates. He also teaches techniques of surgery to the younger generation of surgeons.