Mr James Adshead


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Specialises in

  • Andrology
  • General urology
  • Urinary tract stones
  • Urological oncology

About me

Jim qualified at Cambridge University and moved into a London training scheme. He completed his six year training programme in urology in the West London teaching hospitals and gained valuable experience in urological cancer and minimally invasive access during a laparoscopic fellowship year in Sydney, Australia.

He has always been active in both genetic and clinical research into urological cancer and was awarded a Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellowship for his work on PAX genes in urological cancer.

Jim has produced national guidelines in consenting for urological surgery.

He has over 10 years experience in Nerve-sparing robotic Prostatectomy with NeuroSAFE and is a high volume robotic partial nephrectomy surgeon
He has a large experience in keyhole nephrectomy as well as the laser treatment of stones and also performs vasectomy reversal with 89% success of getting sperm back
He also covers the majority of adult general urology.
He has published widely and subspecialist interests can be seen on his website

Teaching surgery has always been a passion for Jim and he is a National Proctor teaching Robotic urology around the country. He currently runs a Fellowship training scheme for robotic urology which was the first in the country to be recognised by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in November 2012.

He is Chairman of the Urology Cancer Network for Herts and Beds
I am also an executive member of British Association of Surgeons Oncology subgroup
I us specialise in Nerve sparing robotic prostatectomy with NeuroSAFE and are currently the only hospital offering this in the UK
It improves chances of keeping your elections without causing a positive margin

Areas of interest

•;Robotics surgery ; Robotic partial nephrectomy ; Robotic prostatectomy • Robotic pyeloplasty •
Waterwork problems; blood in urine; raised PSA; PSA; Robotic and laparoscopic nephrectomy • Kidney (renal) cancer • Prostate disease including prostate cancer • Urological oncology • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) • Minimal access / invasive surgery • Haematuria • Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery') • TURP • Vasectomy reversal

Medical secretaries

Anaesthetists worked with

  • Mr James Adshead has worked with Dr Kathryn King at the following hospitals:

    • Spire Harpenden Hospital (5-50)
  • Mr James Adshead has worked with Dr Shanmugasundaram Gowrie-Mohan at the following hospitals:

    • Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)
    • Lister Hospital (1-5)
  • Mr James Adshead has worked with Dr Ahilan Pathmanathan at the following hospitals:

    • Lister Hospital (1-5)
  • Mr James Adshead has worked with Dr Chegireddy Venkata Prasad at the following hospitals:

    • Lister Hospital (1-5)
  • Mr James Adshead has worked with Dr Asheesh Suxena at the following hospitals:

    • Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)
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Procedures completed

  • M4510

    Diagnostic endoscopic examination of bladder (flexible cystoscopy) including any biopsy - (5-50)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (5-50)

  • M6192

    Robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, reconstruction of bladder neck including bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy (including cystoscopy) - (5-50)

    Lister Hospital (5-50)

  • M6582

    Transperineal template-guided biopsies of the prostate under image guidance - (5-50)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (5-50)

  • M6583

    Transperineal MRI - US fusion targeted prostate biopsy - (1-5)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • M2680

    Endoscopic removal and insertion of prosthesis into ureter (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • M4230

    Endoscopic destruction of lesion of bladder (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • N3030

    Circumcision - (1-5)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • T2000

    Primary repair of inguinal hernia - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • M1090

    Robotic assisted laparoscopic pyeloplasty - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • M7940

    Internal urethrotomy (including cystoscopy +/- dilation) - (1-5)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • N2710

    Excision of lesion of penis - (1-5)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • M6620

    Endoscopic incision of outlet of male bladder (including cystoscopy) - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • A7350

    Local anaesthetic blockade of named major nerve or plexus - (1-5)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • T2400

    Repair of umbilical hernia (irrespective of age) - (1-5)

    Lister Hospital (1-5)

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