Mr Kim Hutton
Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist
MBChB, ChM, FRCS (Paed)
I am a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon with a special interest in Paediatric Urology.
I qualified from Leeds University in 1983 with a distinction in anatomy. After training in general surgery in Leeds and in London at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, I became a tutor in paediatric surgery at the Leeds General Infirmary. I completed a higher degree for work investigating urothelial cell biology, whilst at the Cancer Research Institute at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds, and was awarded first prize for my presentation at the Urological Research Society in January 1993, London. I completed my paediatric surgical training in Leeds and Manchester and undertook a Pediatric Urology Fellowship at the Clark-Morrison Children's Urological Center, Los Angeles, USA in 1996.
I was appointed as a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW), Cardiff in 1997 and retired from NHS practice in June 2019. Whilst at UHW I developed services for paediatric urology including urodynamics, neuropathic bladder and renal tract stone disease. There were no paediatric continence nurse specialists in Cardiff when I arrived and I was instrumental in progressing key appointments and developing a team approach to the care of paediatric patients with complex urological needs. I ensured there were close working relationships with colleagues in paediatric nephrology, paediatric radiology, paediatric gastroenterology and paediatric anaesthesia, and this collaboration within multidisciplinary teams I believe was rewarded by improved patient outcomes. I was Lead Clinician for Paediatric Surgery at UHW from 2006 to 2016.
I specialise in paediatric surgery and paediatric urology. I have a keen interest in general paediatric surgery of childhood including foreskin problems, circumcision, preputioplasty, inguinal hernia, inguinal herniotomy, testicular problems, hydrocele, undescended testis, varicocele, testicular pain, umbilical hernia, epigastric hernia, constipation and tongue tie. Urological conditions treated include urinary tract infection, pyelonephritis, urinary incontinence, day and night time wetting, hydronephrosis, vesicoureteric reflux, urinary tract obstruction, duplex kidneys, prenatal uropathy - including prenatal counselling and neuropathic bladder and bowel.
I have performed over 2,000 hernia repairs in childhood and over 500 operations for undescended testes including cases from my NHS and private practice.
I have published 36 peer reviewed articles in relation to paediatric surgery and paediatric urology, have written eight book chapters on paediatric urology topics, with a further two book chapters in progress, as well publishing several comprehensive review articles within paediatric urology.
I continue to pursue academic interests and help strengthen standards of postgraduate education. I am an examiner for the FRCS Urology exit examinations in paediatric urology. I am involved with the Oral Question Writing Group and Standard Setting for the Intercollegiate Specialty Board for the examinations. I am a member of the Commissioning Group for Foreskin Condition, The Royal College of Surgeon of England.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Kim Hutton at Spire include:
MBChB / University of Leeds / 1983
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
ChM / Leeds University / 1995
Master of Surgery
FRCS (Paeds) / Intercollegiate Specialty Board / 1996
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (Paeds)
Lead Clinician for Paediatric Surgery, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff (2006-2016)
Member of the Commissioning Group for Foreskin Condition, The Royal College of Surgeon of England
Essentials of Paediatric Urology
Pediatric Urology – Surgical Complications and Management