James Hicks grew up in Newport, South Wales. He went to Rougemont School in Newport and then university at the Royal London Hospital. He completed his early surgical training at St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester. After two years of research in urological cancer cell biology he underwent his specialist training in the cancer centres of Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth, where he developed his specialist interests in urological cancer surgery.
He is experienced in laparoscopic kidney and prostate surgery and has completed a laparoscopic fellowship in Leipzig, Germany with Professor Stolzenburg, one of the world leading surgeons and authorities in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. He is well published in the techniques, outcomes and complications of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.
His interests include the management of kidney, bladder and prostate cancers and all aspects of core urological conditions. Having spent 3 years as the Clinical Lead for Urology for St Richard’s and Worthing Hospitals, he now concentrates on the managerial roles of clinical lead for the Urology Cancer Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT), the clinical lead for governance for urology at St Richard’s Hospital.
James performs laparoscopic and open surgery for all natural adrenal problems working closely with endocrinology colleagues in a multidisciplinary format. This also includes specialist anaesthetic support. James is an honorary consultant in the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford where he performs specialist robotic prostate surgery for West Sussex patients with prostate cancer.
James lives in Chichester with his wife Victoria, also a surgeon in St Richard’s Hospital and has 3 children. He is often found coaching the Chichester Rugby Club under 10’s team on Sunday mornings or cycling on the South Downs.
- Urological Oncology Surgery
- Laparascopic Surgery
- Core Urology
Treatments and tests offered by Mr James Hicks at Nuffield Health
- Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy
- SpaceOAR® Hydrogel
- Testicular ultrasound
- Prostate surgery
- Prostate screening
- Prostate resection (TURP)
- Penile lesions (biopsy of)
Mr Hicks undertook 2 years of molecular biology research in angiogenesis in urological cancers at Portsmouth University.
During his time as a specialist trainee in the UK and Germany he published many articles on the techniques, outcomes and training in Laparascopic Surgery, specifically Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy for Prostate Cancer.
- Royal College of Surgeons
- British Association of Urological Surgeons
- European Association of Urology
Other post held
- West Sussex Hospital NHS Trust (St Richard's Hospital & Worthing General Hospital)
- James is an honorary consultant in the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford where he performs specialist robotic prostate surgery for West Sussex patients with prostate cancer.
- Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital
Insurers Mr James Hicks works with
Mr James Hicks works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA PPP Healthcare
- AXA PPP International
- Benenden Health
- Bupa On Demand
- CS Healthcare
- Exeter Family Friendly
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
Mr James Hicks has the following interest in this hospital/ another Nuffield Health hospital or the company:
Mr James Hicks is the Medical Advisory Committee Chair for Nuffield Health Chichester Hospital. No remuneration is paid for this role, however use of medical secretary services, administrative accommodation and consulting room used in connection with it are not charged for. Services used in connection with the provision of Mr Hicks' private practice are charged at market rates.
Mr James Hicks does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr James Hicks does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.