Consultant Profile

Dr Christopher Nigel Hacking

Dr Christopher Nigel Hacking BSc, MB BS, FRCP, FRCR
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Radiology
    • Interventional radiology
Special clinical interests:

Prostate Artery Embolisation (PAE)
Uterine Fibroid Embolisation (UFE)
Liver and biliary imaging and intervention

Research interests:

Prostate Artery Embolisation (PAE)
Uterine Fibroid Embolisation

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Radiologist, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • European Society of GI and Abdominal Radiology
  • Cardiovasular and Interventional Society of Europe
  • British Society of Interventional Radiology
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
023 8076 4352
Private secretary:
Linda Beadle
Private secretary telephone number:
023 8091 4458
Private secretary fax:
023 8052 9750
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Monday pm, Thursday am and Friday pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Nigel Hacking provides all aspects of general radiology including ultrasound and barium studies. In his areas of special interest in the abdomen Dr Hacking performs CT and MR to include MR cholangio-pancreatography and MR angiography.

Since the opening of a fully functional Interventional radiology suite at Spire Southampton Hospital complex embolization procedures, especially for fibroids, liver and kidney tumours and metastases can now be performed. IVC filters, variococoeal embolization and a full range of urological and biliary interventions are now offered.

I trained at the Middlesex Hospital and after a Senior House Officer medical rotation at St Marys Hospital, London, I trained in radiology at Southampton. I was appointed consultant in 1991.

Personal profile:

Dr Nigel Hacking is married to a nurse who is also qualified as a Psychodynamic Counsellor. They have three children and live in the New Forest, enjoying the surrounding natural history, riding and sailing.

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Dr Christopher Nigel Hacking

Dr Christopher Nigel Hacking Radiology Consultant, Southampton, Hampshire, private hospital specialist.

Prostate Artery Embolisation (PAE)

Dr Hacking now offers a new treatment for enlarged prostate. For more information on the procedure click here.

Uterine Fibroid Embolisation

Treating Uterine Fibroid Embolisation, Hampshire

For further information on Uterine Fibroid Embolisation please click here.

Fibroid Embolisation on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour

Dr Nigel Hacking appeared on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour on Thursday 28th July to talk about treatment for Fibroids, Uterine Fibroid Embolisation. To listen to the item click here and go to 0.33

Patient Story

  • "Tiny plastic beads shrunk my agonising fibroids and saved me from a hysterectomy"
    Fibroid patient, Sue Hutton, talks to the Daily Mail about her treatment for fibroids. Read more
  • "Tiny beads injected into my blood stopped my night-time toilet trips"
    Ken Willet talks to the Daily Mail about how he used to need the loo up to 10 times a night and how things are already improving. Read more.

Gi Choice, Southampton

Dr Nigel Hacking is part of GI Choice, based at Spire Southampton Hospital. Click here for further information.

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