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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Benign Prostate disorders
- General urology
- Urological oncology
Adam Christopher Cox is Consultant Urological Surgeon and Urology Cancer Lead in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. He also holds the position of Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
Mr Cox provides a complete service for men concerned about prostate cancer or their urinary symptoms, as he is the only urological surgeon in Wales able to perform all of the following operations on the prostate: robotic surgery for prostate cancer, Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) and REZUM (water vapour ablation of the prostate).
Mr Cox undertook urology specialist training in South Wales, and was awarded a postgraduate doctorate (MD) by Cardiff University following additional 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 other sub-specialist interests include HoLEP, the gold-standard surgical treatment for men with urine retention and enlarged prostates, and REZUM. REZUM is a state-of-the-art minimally invasive day case treatment for men who are interested in addressing the symptoms of benign prostatic enlargement without the need for medication whilst preserving their sexual function.
In addition, Mr Cox possesses a comprehensive understanding of general urological complaints, which includes the investigation and diagnosis of all 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 ;
Investigation of male urinary symptoms; bladder outflow obstruction ; benign prostatic enlargement ; benign prostatic hyperplasia ; holmium laser enucleation of prostate (HoLEP) ; REZUM; Rezum; transurethral resection of prostate (TURP) ; chronic pelvic pain ; prostatitis ; urethral stricture
Erectile dysfunction ;
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
- Natalie King
- Royal Gwent Hospital Cardiff Road Newport NP20 2UB
- 01633 820300
- 07833 657306
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Graeme Lilley Fee Assured
- 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)
Urology Cancer Lead, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Clinical Lead for the Men's Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Virtual Clinic, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Clinical Lead for REZUM, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
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.
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. Mr Cox is also compiling outcomes for REZUM.
- MB BCh Cardiff University 2006
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2009
- FRCS(Urol) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2016
- MD Cardiff University 2015
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
- Harding Avenue Malpas NEWPORT NP20 6ZE
- 13:00 - 17:00
- 01633 820300
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