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Christian is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at King’s College Hospital and Guy's Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts in London. He is able to hold private clinics at the Guthrie Clinic (King's), Blackheath BMI Hospital, The Prostate Centre and London Bridge Hospital in the Shard.
Christian works as part of the robotic and laparoscopic team at King’s and Guys; both renowned international centres of excellence in minimally invasive surgery (also known as key hole surgery). In addition to elective and emergency core urological care he provides a tertiary referral service for elective robotic and laparoscopic surgery including radical prostatectomy (RALP) and minimally invasive treatment of upper urinary tract (kidney) cancers.
His general urology practice includes the investigation and management of diseases of the kidneys, bladder, prostate and male genitalia including:
Lower urinary tract symptoms (Benign prostatic hyperplasia)
Men's health advice
Disorders of the foreskin (one-stop frenuloplasty and circumcision service), testicles and scrotum
Laser treatments (XPS GreenLight) for prostate symptoms and urinary retention
Investigation of haematuria
Bladder, prostate, kidney and testicular cancer investigation, management and advice
23 hour stay robotic assisted laparoscopic (key hole) surgery for prostate and kidney cancer
Christian is the clinical director as well as the lead for cancer and clinical governance in the department of Urology at King's College Hospital.
He offers both general and specialist urological care. His general practice involves the assessment and care of general urological conditions including those of the kidney, bladder, prostate and male genitalia. He specialises in robotic and laparoscopic surgery including radical prostatectomy and minimally invasive treatment of upper urinary tract (kidney) cancers and has performed over 600 cases to date. He trains other consultants in laparoscopic procedures both locally and nationally.
Christian has also performed and published the first pelvic kidney removal through the umbilicus using a scarless pure single-port technique.
Christian is dedicated to both teaching and research. He was a lecturer on the MSc and Diploma in Urology courses run from University College London. He has taught practical surgical skills to UK trainees and consultants on a monthly laparoscopic nephrectomy wet lab course in Denmark and was a lecturer on a 3 day laparoscopic course held in Europe. He mentors other colleagues learning laparoscopic techniques including radical prostatectomy and nephrectomy. Previously he worked in the Clinical Effectiveness Unit at the Royal College of Surgeons and has had original work published in the British Medical Journal. He has over 45 peer reviewed publications and remains an active clinical researcher in both benign and malignant prostate disease.
Christian trained at King’s College Hospital, University College Hospital, The Royal Marsden and The Royal College of Surgeons, in addition to other hospitals across the south east of England.
Areas of interest
Robotic assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP); Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery' for kidney cancer); Prostate disease including prostate cancer; Template biopsy of prostate; Urological oncology; Inguinal scrotal disorders; Stone disease; Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); Green light laser (PVP) surgery for BPH; Bladder cancer; Erectile dysfunction; Circumcision
- Amy Firkins
- Shard Diagnostic Centre London Bridge Hospital St Thomas Street SE1 9BS
- 020 3794 4726
- Chris Nicks
- BMI Blackheath Hospital 40-42 Lee Terrace London SE3 9UD
- 020 8297 4584
- 020 8297 4581
- Oliver Friedman
- The Prostate Centre 32 Wimpole Street LONDON W1G 8GT
- 020 7935 9720
Anaesthetists worked with
- King's College Hospital
- The Blackheath Hospital
- Dr Foster
- Specialist Info
- Guys Hospital
- Wellington Hospital
- The Prostate Centre
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Urological Surgeon to King's College and Guy's Hospital Foundation Trusts, London.
My research interests include benign and malignant prostate disease
Clinical Effectiveness Unit, Royal College of Surgeons of England / Institute of Urology, University College Hospital (2000 - 2004). Self-Management for men with uncomplicated Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms: Evaluation of a complex intervention supervisors Professor Mark Emberton, Professor Jan van der Meulen, Professor Tony Mundy, (BMJ. 2007; 334 (7583): 25)
Spending time exercising and with my wife, 2 children and dogs.
2010 Ethicon Endo Surgery Travel award (£1000)
2003 Bladder Cancer Course Prize, Frimley Park Hospital
2002 Bupa Foundation project grant, (£145,000)
May 2002 British Prostate Group travel award, (£500)
Jul 2001 Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellowship, (£40,000).
Jul 2000 South Thames BST rotation presentations: First Place laparoscopic appendicectomy.
Jan 1993 SIGMA Intercalated BSc Research Fellowship, (£1000)
(Additional) Languages spoken
Courses offered to GPs
- FRCS (Urol.) Intercollegiate Specialty Board 2007 MD 2007
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England (London) 2000
- BSc - Physiology and Pharmacology 2:1 (Hons) King's College School of Medicine, University of London 1993
- MBBS King’s College School of Medicine, University of London 1996
- MD University of London 2003
Reference number 4337207
Affiliations / memberships
General Medical Council (4337207)
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Association of Urological Surgeons
European Association of Urology
London Urological Traveling Society
Medical Protection Society
Royal Society of Medicine section of urology
Post treatment communication
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