Mr Nichols graduated from Leeds University in 1989 following two years of research towards an MD. He did his initial training in Leeds and Bristol before joining the Wessex registrar training programme. He spent three years in dedicated colorectal training at Portsmouth, Southampton and Sydney, Australia.
Since his consultant appointment in 2001, he took a number of sabaticals to Hong Kong and Europe to establish an expertise in laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
As of January 2015 he has performed over 250 laparoscopic colorectal procedures with excellent results. All of his surgical data is audited locally and nationally – with cancer data published annually via the ACP website.
Mr Nichols practice covers all areas of laparoscopic colorectal surgery, with a main focus on colorectal cancer and a particular interest in low rectal surgery (using Laparoscopic Total Mesorectal Excision or TME). Other areas of interest include: colonoscopy and a wide range of minor perineal conditions including pilonidal disease – in which he specialises in complex recurrent disease.
As a well trained General Surgeon he also performs hernia repairs and other minor and intermediate surgery.
Mr Nichols is married with two delightful daughters. He follows all sports and is an active gym member and social runner. In his spare time he loves the theatre, reading and travel.
Treatments and tests offered by Mr Paul Nichols at Nuffield Health
- Colorectal surgery
- Abdominoperineal resection
- Anterior resection
- Excision of skin lesion
- Royal College Surgeons England
- Association Coloproctology Great Britain and Ireland
- Association Surgeons Great Britain and Ireland
Other posts held
- University Hospital Southampton
Mr Paul Nichols does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Mr Paul Nichols does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Mr Paul Nichols does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.