Mr James Adshead


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Last updated: 17 Apr 2020

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

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