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Professor Maximilian Cervellione

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon & Urologist


Practises at: The Alexandra Hospital


Personal Profile

Mr Cervellione is a full time Paediatric Urologist at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, one of the largest unit in the country.  He is the clinical lead for the Department and he is nationally commissioned to provide the Bladder Exstrophy Service in Manchester which is one of only 2 centres in the UK for the treatment of this complex congenital malformation.  He has advanced the treatment of the exstrophy complex in the British Islands with the introductions of new strategies of treatment following his clinical fellowship at John’s Hopkins Hospital in 2009. He has trained several international and national paediatric urology fellows. He was Lead for PGME at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital until 2018 and continues to be involved with postgraduate medical educations at both Manchester and Salford University and Nationally with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. 

Mr Cervellione has published over 60 papers on basic signs and clinical research in the main urological and paediatric surgical journals with over 800 citations, wrote 4 book chapters, and he has presented his work all around the world.  He is a recognized international expert in the treatment of bladder exstrophy, varicocele and hypospadias. He is a regular reviewer for the Journal of Urology and Journal of Pediatric Urology with over 100 reviews in the last 10 years and several editorial comments on major paediatric urological publications. He is an FRCS Urology examiner and he is a trustee of the British Association of the Paediatric Urologists. 

Clinical Interests

  • Urinary incontinence in children
  • Urinary frequency and urinary accidents in children
  • Enuresis (bed wetting) in children and adolescents
  • Giggling incontinence
  • Circumcision and other treatments of phimosis (tight foreskin)
  • Hypospadias surgery
  • Complex revision of hypospadias surgery 
  • Inguinal hernia surgery
  • Hydrocele (PPV ligation)
  • Retractile testis Undescended testis (orchidopexy and laparoscopy)
  • Varicocele
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI) in children
  • Vesico Ureteric Reflux (VUR) in children
  • Pelvic-ureteric junction obstruction
  • Vesico-Ureteric Junction obstruction
  • Ureterocele
  • Posterior urethral valves
  • Bladder exstrophy and epispadias
  • Scar revision for children and adolescents
  • umbilical hernia repair
  • Epigastric hernia 

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Member of the British Association of Paediatric Urologists (Treasurer 2014-2020)
  • Fellow of the European Academy of Paediatric Urology