Consultant Profile

Mr James Michael Adshead

Mr James Michael Adshead MA, MD, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Urol)
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Urology
    • Andrology
    • Bladder cancer
    • Incontinence
    • Nephrology
    • Prostate cancer
    • Urological pathology
Special clinical interests:

Urological cancer and stones

Research interests:

Consent issues

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Consultant Urological Surgeon, Lister Hospital, Stevenage

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Association of Urological Surgeons
Royal College of Surgeons

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585 112
Private secretary:
Evelyn Smith
Private secretary telephone number:
01582 714448
Private secretary fax:
01582 714496
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr James Adshead qualified at Cambridge University, then 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. Mr Adshead is currently appointed as a Consultant at The Lister Hospital, Stevenage. He has produced national guidelines in consenting for urological surgery.

His interests include the management of prostate cancer including Da Vinci Robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic nephrectomy as well as the laser treatment of stones. Mr Adshead also performs vasectomy reversal and covers the majority of general urology.


Personal profile:

Mr Adshead's family live in Harpenden where his three children go to school. He offers a good local service as he is close to patients and local GP practices.

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Mr James Michael Adshead

Mr James Michael Adshead Urology Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

The prostate practice

Mr Adshead is a founding member of The Prostate Practice, a group of leading consultants, working together in a multidisciplinary team to ensure a high level of care and expertise. Together they offer the very latest techniques in the diagnosis and treatment  of all prostate conditions.

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