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Adam Christopher Cox is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny, and Honorary Consultant Urological surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
Mr Cox undertook urology specialist training in South Wales, and was awarded a doctorate (MD) by Cardiff University following scientific research into mechanisms of prostate cancer development at the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute. He later went on to complete sub-specialist training in prostate cancer and robotic surgery under the mentorship of some of the UK’s leading experts in the field.
Mr Cox’s sub-specialist interests also include Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP), the gold-standard surgical treatment for symptoms of benign prostate enlargement and urine retention. He is the only urological surgeon in Wales trained to provide both robotic surgery for prostate cancer and HoLEP, and thus is able to offer a complete service for men concerned about their prostate or urinary symptoms.
In addition, Mr Cox possesses a comprehensive understanding of general urological complaints, which includes the investigation and diagnosis of suspected urological cancers (i.e. of the kidney, bladder, prostate, and testicle), the management of erectile dysfunction, and urinary stone disease.
Areas of interest
Urological Cancers ;
Prostate Cancer ; Prostate Cancer Diagnosis ; PSA testing ; multi-parametric MRI ; Transrectal biopsy ;
Robotically-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy ; Active Surveillance for localised prostate cancer ;
Bladder Cancer ; Bladder Cancer Diagnosis ; Haematuria diagnostics ; Cystoscopy ; Endoscopic resection ; TURBT ;
Testicular cancer ; testicular lumps ; orchidectomy ;
General Urology ;
Erectile dysfunction ;
Investigation of male urinary symptoms; bladder outflow obstruction ; benign prostatic enlargement ; benign prostatic hyperplasia ; holmium laser enucleation of prostate (HoLEP) ; transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) ; chronic pelvic pain ; prostatitis ; urethral stricture
Investigation of female urinary symptoms ; incontinence ; urodynamics ;
Problems of scrotum or foreskin ; circumcision ; hydrocele ; epididymal cysts ;
Stone disease ;
Recurrent urinary tract infections ; UTI ; Epididymo-orchitis
- First of its kind educational video published on national website (BAUS) promoting a 'taster week' aimed at increasing recruitment in urology
- St Joseph's Hospital Facebook page
- Prostate Cymru web page
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Urological Surgeon, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport and Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny)
Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff)
Mr Cox's current research interests include the investigation of invisible blood in the urine (non-visible haematuria) as a risk factor for urological cancer, same-day discharge following robotic prostate cancer surgery and enhanced recovery to minimise the complications associated with inpatient hospitals stays.
Mr Cox actively recruits to clinical trials in urology and is currently co-Principal Investigator for a randomised trial aiming to investigate whether metformin (a diabetic medication) enhances the effect of surgery for prostate cancer (METAL trial).
His non-clinical, organisational and managerial interests centre on NHS service re-design to improve diagnostic pathways and patient experience by employing Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs).
Mr Cox is married to a Clinical Oncologist, and is the father of two young children who tend to occupy most of his free time. He is a rugby fanatic having played at semi-professional and international level in his youth.
Mr Cox has won multiple awards for presentations made at regional, national and international urology conferences.
Mr Cox has published original articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and written book chapters and educational review articles on various topics in urology.
Courses offered to GPs
Mr Cox regularly provides talks to GPs, hospital doctors and trainees, and medical students for the purpose of continuing professional development, which also helps to keep him up-to-date.
Published outcomes are not mandatory in Wales as they are in England. Mr Cox's outcomes are verified through clinical governance and peer-review within his department and region and are in line with published standards for robotic prostate cancer surgery and HoLEP.
- MB BCh Cardiff University 2006
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2009
- MD Cardiff University 2015
- FRCS(Urol) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2016
Reference number 6144199
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Honorary Lecturer Cardiff University 2019
- BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) Task and Finish group committee member Planned Care Programme, Welsh Government 2019
- Assigned Educational Supervisor for junior surgeons (Core Surgical Trainees) Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- Urology, 2017
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Medical Protection Society
Welsh Urological Society
British Medical Association
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Post treatment communication
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