Professor David Nicol

Professor David Nicol

MB BS, FRACS

Urology

37 years of experience
28 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

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5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“A very simple and easy consultation, everything was well explained.“
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Subspecialties

  • General Urology
  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Urological Oncology
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7032680
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    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    171 reviews

    Chiswick Medical Centre

    Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, United Kingdom, W4 4HS
    79 reviews

    About

    Professor David Nicol has been a Consultant Urologist for over 20 years, currently appointed as Consultant Urologist and Chief of Surgery at the Royal Marsden Hospital since 2012. His clinical work focusses on urological cancer, predominantly complex kidney and testicular cancer, in conjunction to a strong interest in general adult urology, encompassing diagnosis and treatment of common urological conditions related to bladder and prostatic symptoms, male genital problems and urinary infections.

    Originally from Australia, Professor Nicol trained in Brisbane, Queensland and Canada. He was previously Director of Urology and Renal Transplantation at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and Professor of Surgery at the University of Queensland, pioneering laparoscopic urological surgery and performing the first laparoscopic nephrectomy in 1993. He has worked in the UK since 2009 – initially at the Royal Free Hospital and UCLH where he was Clinical Lead of Renal Transplantation and Renal Surgery. Following his move to the Royal Marsden Hospital in 2012 his clinical work has focussed on complex surgery for kidney cancer including those with vena caval extension and testicular cancer with patients referred nationally and internationally by urological colleagues. With testicular cancer he performs approximately 25% of all retroperitoneal lymph node resections in the UK. He has trained numerous urologists from UK and abroad in his subspecialty interests who now also practice in these areas at other major institutions. In addition he frequently works with colleagues in other surgical specialities such as gynaecology and colorectal surgery for complex surgical procedures where urological structures are involved and made need to be resected or repaired.

    Professor Nicol’s research interests focus on kidney and testicular cancer and he is an invited speaker at specialty meetings in the UK and abroad. He has published over 150 articles in specialty journals and 8 book chapters. He is member of the European Association of Urology Testicular Cancer Guidelines as well as the NCRI Kidney and Bladder Research Committee.

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    Medical procedures

    • Renal surgery including caval tumours
    • Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer
    • Adrenalectomy
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    Special interests

    • Kidney cancer
    • Testis cancer
    • Urological oncology
    • Retroperitoneal malignancy
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    Education

    Qualifications

    MB BS University of Queensland 1983

    FRACS - Fellow of Royal Australian College of Surgeons 1990

    Memberships

    British Medical association

    British Association of Urological Surgeons

    European Urological Association

    Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand

    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
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    General Urology
    4/8
    Bladder Cancer
    1/8
    Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    1/8
    Blue Light Cystoscopy
    1/8
    Testicular Pain
    1/8
    Urology
    1/8
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    Testicular Pain
    A very simple and easy consultation, everything was well explained.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Urology Urology
    Very professional and friendly - would definitely recommend
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Urology
    I had a good experience
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    Overall
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bladder Cancer
    Prof Nicol’s consultations are always thorough and enjoyable.
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Urology
    Absolutely first class.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    General Urology
    Very professional and friendly
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    Professor David Nicol was very good at explaining to me everything he was doing, why he was doing it, and what the results of his procedures were. He seems to be a dedicated professional and I am very grateful to have had access to his services in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Blue Light Cystoscopy
    Extremely professional
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