Professor David Nicol

Professor David Nicol

MB BS, FRACS

Urology

37 years of experience
29 years as a specialist
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Overall Rating

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5

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4.94

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4.94

Top feedback

“My experience with Professor Nicol was excellent. I would not hesitate to see him. “
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Subspecialties

  • General Urology
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
  • Benign Prostatic Enlargement
  • Urological Oncology
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 7032680
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £275

    Follow-up appointment: £225

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

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

    Chiswick Medical Centre

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

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
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    Tue
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    Wed
    14:00 - 17:00
    Thu
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    Fri
    15:00 - 17:00
    Sat
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    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.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Renal surgery including caval tumours
    • Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer
    • Adrenalectomy
    • Kidney cancer
    • Testis cancer
    • Urological oncology
    • Retroperitoneal malignancy
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    Procedures

    • Circumcision
    • Hydrocelectomy
    • Orchidectomy
    • PSA
    • Prostate Cancer Diagnostics
    • Prostatectomy (TURP)
    • Retroperitoneal Procedures
    • Transurethral Resection of a Bladder Tumour (TURBT)
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Overactive Bladder
    • Testicular Pain
    • Urological Cancers
    • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
    • Bladder Pain
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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

    4.96 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.94
    Explanation
    4.94
    General Urology
    11/18
    Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
    3/18
    Bladder Cancer
    2/18
    Overactive Bladder
    1/18
    Testicular Pain
    1/18
    Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
    1/18
    Urological Cancers
    1/18
    Urology
    1/18
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    (5/5)
    My experience with Professor Nicol was excellent. I would not hesitate to see him.
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    (5/5)
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    Friendly, thorough with clear explanations and responsive to questions.
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    Made me feel very comfortable. Incredibly knowledgeable.
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    (4/5)
    Professor Nicol was friendly and answered all my questions and explained well what the next steps are. Joan is friendly too - wonderful team. Thank you!
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    (5/5)
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    Prof Nicol is very down to earth, open, approachable, friendly, with a compassionate and reassuring bedside manner. I have been seeing him for over three years, since he first performed surgery on me. I always enjoy our visits and have been very happy with my treatment.
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
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    Professor David Nicol treated me with care and explained everything to me in a very understandable way, I will go back to him for my future check ups.
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    Wonderful care and superb skill from Prof Nicol at all times.
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    Clear and reassuring explanation of my CT results. Professor Nicol was both friendly and approachable.
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    V professional and efficient. Reflected my views in action plan
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    A very simple and easy consultation, everything was well explained.
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