Spire Manchester Hospital has moved!

We have now opened our brand new hospital in Didsbury.

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We have now opened our brand new hospital in Didsbury.

Please note your visit to Spire Manchester Hospital will take place at:

Spire Manchester Hospital
170 Barlow Moor Road
M20 2AF
(For sat nav please use M20 2YA)

If you have any questions or queries about your visit to Spire Manchester Hospital call us on 0161 447 6677.

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Mr Alan Dickson

Mr Alan Dickson

Consultant Paediatric Urologist

Practising at

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Alan Dickson at Spire include:


Other treatments

Bladder reconstruction
Inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia and epigastric hernia surgery

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Professional profile

I qualified from The University of Edinburgh in 1977 and then undertook my basic Surgical Training in Edinburgh, achieving FRCS in 1982. Thereafter I moved to work as a research fellow in Glasgow for 1 year before moving back to Edinburgh to embark on Paediatric Surgical training for 5 years. I was initially appointed as Registrar then promoted to Senior registrar in 1984, moving to the University of Cape Town Children's Hospital for 1 year in 1986. I received a strong grounding in the breadth of paediatric surgery and became proficient in all aspects of the specialty including neonates, gastroenterology, oncology and urology. I was appointed in 1988 as a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon with a special interest in urology in Manchester. There I practised the whole spectrum of paediatric surgery for over 10 years and then eventually focussed on paediatric urology in 1999. I am the senior clinician leading the Manchester based national service for Bladder Exstrophy.

My main clinical interest is in the area of the lower urinary tract including, bladder exstrophy, hypospadias, bladder reconstruction, neuropathic bladder and genital reconstruction.

My extensive clinical experience has enabled me to be actively involved in Training, including Examination boards, national training committees, and national bodies. I have regularly lectured in my areas of interest both at home and overseas. In addition I provide clinical opinion to overseas colleagues and has operated regularly abroad during the past 8 years. From 2001 to 2004, I was the Chairman of British Association of Paediatric Urologists and, 2002 to 2007 the Chairman of Paediatric Board RCS Edinburgh and Paediatric Member of Council of RCS Edinburgh. 2005 to 2010 I was appointed the Regional Advisor for Paediatric Surgery RCS England. More recently, from 2006 to 2014 I was a member of Paediatric Surgery National Training Committee (SAC) and Paediatric Surgery National Exam Board (ISB), during 2007 and 2011. From 2011 to 2014, I was also the Chairman of the Paediatric Surgery National Exam Board (ISB). I have over 40 peer reviewed papers and over 40 congress presentations.

Clinical Interests

Paediatric urology
Hypospadias surgery
Reconstructive urology
Urinary tract infections

Bladder and cloacal exstrophy, Epispadias, Hydrocele, Major abnormalities of the urinary tract, Neuropathic bladder, Pelvic-ureteric junction obstruction, Posterior urethral valves, Undescended/retractile testis, Ureterocele, Varicocele, Vescico-ureteric junction obstruction

Private contact details

Private secretary Pam Glass
Private secretary telephone 0161 393 3997
Private secretary fax 0161 850 1270
Private secretary email alan.dickson@consultantcare.com
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Association of Paediatric Surgeons
British Association of Paediatric Urologists
British Association of Urologists
American Academy of Paediatrics
American Urological Association
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Personal Profile

I am married to Heather and we have five children. When not otherwise committed I enjoy outdoor activities, particularly running, hill-walking and cycling. I am an active member of my local Anglican church in Wilmslow and a huge Manchester United fan.

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