Consultant Profile

Mr Paul Nichols

Mr Paul Nichols MB ChB, MD, FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Coloproctology
Special clinical interests:

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, colonoscopy, low rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease.

Hernia repair

Research interests:

Immunotherapy in colorectal cancer, surgical education

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant General Surgeon, Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust
Consultant General Surgeon, Lymington Hospital
Consultant General Surgeon, Romsey Hospital

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

Royal College of Surgeons (England)
Association Colproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

British Medical Association

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Gay  Hopkins
Private secretary telephone number:
023 8076 4336
Private secretary fax:
023 8077 3735
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I graduated from Leeds University in 1989 following two years of research towards an MD. I did my initial training in Leeds and Bristol before joining the Wessex registrar training programme. I spent three years in dedicated colorectal training at Portsmouth, Southampton and Sydney, Australia.

Since my consultant appointment in 2001, I have had a number of sabaticals to Hong Kong and Europe to establish an expertise in laparoscopic colorcetal surgery.  As of January 2009 I have performed over 250 laparoscopic colorectal procedures with excellent results.  All my data is audited locally and historically within the Wessex Laparoscopic Colorectal Group.

My practice covers all areas of laparoscopic colorectal surgery, with a main focus on colorectal cancer with a particular interest in low rectal surgery (using Lap TME). Other areas of interest include restorative proctocolectomy (pouch) for inflammatory bowel disease, colonoscopy and a wider interest in more minor perineal conditions including pilonidal disease.
As a well trained General Surgeon I also perform hernia repairs and other minor & intermediate surgery. 
Personal profile:

I am married with two delightful daughters. I follow all sports and participate in golf, tennis and skiing.

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Mr Paul Nichols

Mr Paul Nichols General surgery Consultant, Southampton, Hampshire, private hospital specialist.

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