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I am a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon with a special interest in Paediatric Urology. I qualified from Leeds University in 1983 with a Distinction in Anatomy. After training in General Surgery in Leeds and in London at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, I became a tutor in Paediatric Surgery at the Leeds General Infirmary. I completed a higher degree for work investigating urothelial cell biology, whilst at the Cancer Research Institute at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds, and was awarded 1st prize for presenting my work at the Urological Research Society in January 1993, London. I completed my Paediatric Surgical training in Leeds and Manchester and undertook a Pediatric Urology Fellowship at the Clark-Morrison Children's Urological Center, Los Angeles, USA in 1996. I was appointed as a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) Cardiff in 1997 and retired from the NHS on 3 June 2019. During my post at UHW, a tenure of 22 years, I developed services for paediatric urology including urodynamics, neuropathic bladder and renal tract stone disease. There were no paediatric continence nurse specialists in Cardiff when I arrived and I was instrumental in progressing key appointments and developing a team approach to the care of paediatric patients with complex urological needs. I had a close working relationship with colleagues in paediatric nephrology, paediatric radiology, paediatric gastroenterology and paediatric anaesthesia, and this collaboration within a multidisiplinary team I believe led to improved patient outcomes. I continue to pursue academic interests and help strengthen standards of postgraduate education. I have remained, following retirement from the NHS, an examiner for the FRCS Urology exit examinations in Paediatric Urology and the Joint Surgical Colleges Fellowship Examination in Urology (an International exit examination in Urology). I am involved with the Oral Question Writing Group and Standard Setting for the Intercollegiate Specialty Board for the examinations. I am a member of the Commissioning Group for Foreskin Condition, The Royal College of Surgeon of England.
Areas of interest
Paediatric surgery and paediatric urology;
General paediatric surgery of childhood...
Foreskin problems; Circumcision; Preputioplasty; Inguinal hernia; Inguinal herniotomy; Testicular problems; Hydrocele; Undescended testis; Varicocele; Testicular pain; Umbilical hernia; Epigastric hernia; Constipation; Tongue tie; Urinary tract infection; Pyelonephritis; Urinary incontinence; Day and night time wetting; Hydronephrosis; Vesicoureteric reflux; Urinary tract obstruction; Prenatal uropathy; Neuropathic bladder and bowel
Anaesthetists worked with
Urinary tract obstruction, prenatal uropathy
Travel, walking, cycling, gardening. Spending time with my family.
Distinction in Anatomy MBChB 1983
Ethicon Travelling Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons England 1996
1st prize for best presentation at the Urological Research Society, January 1993, London
Thesis awarded - Master of Surgery, Leeds 1995
Kim AR Hutton. The Prepuce. In: Thomas DFM, Duffy PG, Rickwood AMK, eds. Essentials of Paediatric Urology. 2nd ed. Chapter 17, Informa Healthcare; 2008:233-245.
Kim AR Hutton, Ahmed A Darwish. Orchidopexy and Orchidectomy. In: Godbole PP, Koyle MA, Wilcox DT, eds. Pediatric Urology – Surgical Complications and Management. 2nd ed. Chapter 22, Wiley Blackwell Publishing Ltd; 2015:200-215.
Courses offered to GPs
The assessment of common paediatric surgical conditions.
Most operations performed are straightforward daycase surgeries. The outcomes have been invariably good with fortunately 0% wound infection rate, 0% readmission rate over the last several years. The need for redo surgery is rare.
- MBChB Leeds University 1983
- FRCS (Paeds) Intercollegiate Specialty Board 1996
- ChM Leeds University 1995
- Pediatric Urology Fellowship Clark-Morrison Children's Urological Center, Los Angeles, USA 1996
Reference number 2849450
Details of entry to specialist register
- Mr Kim A R Hutton FRCS (Paed), 1997
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Paediatric Surgeons
British Association of Paediatric Urologists
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Medical Protection Society
General Medical Council
British Medical Association
- Nuffield Health Cardiff Bay Hospital, CF11 0SN
- 17:30 - 20:00
- 01443 449251
- Spire Cardiff Hospital, CF23 8XL
- 08:30 - 12:30
- 029 2073 6011
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
07971262064 or via Spire Cardiff Hospital on 02920735515 or Vale Hospital on 01443 449278