David Nicol


41 years of experience
41 years of experience



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Professor David Nicol has been a Consultant Urologist for over 20 years, currently appointed as Consultant Urologist and Chief of Surgery at the Royal Marsden Hospital since 2012. His clinical work focusses on urological cancer, predominantly complex kidney and testicular cancer, in conjunction to a strong interest in general adult urology, encompassing diagnosis and treatment of common urological conditions related to bladder and prostatic symptoms, male genital problems and urinary infections.

Originally from Australia, Professor Nicol trained in Brisbane, Queensland and Canada. He was previously Director of Urology and Renal Transplantation at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and Professor of Surgery at the University of Queensland, pioneering laparoscopic urological surgery and performing the first laparoscopic nephrectomy in 1993. He has worked in the UK since 2009 – initially at the Royal Free Hospital and UCLH where he was Clinical Lead of Renal Transplantation and Renal Surgery. Following his move to the Royal Marsden Hospital in 2012 his clinical work has focussed on complex surgery for kidney cancer including those with vena caval extension and testicular cancer with patients referred nationally and internationally by urological colleagues. With testicular cancer he performs approximately 25% of all retroperitoneal lymph node resections in the UK. He has trained numerous urologists from UK and abroad in his subspecialty interests who now also practice in these areas at other major institutions. In addition he frequently works with colleagues in other surgical specialities such as gynaecology and colorectal surgery for complex surgical procedures where urological structures are involved and made need to be resected or repaired.

Professor Nicol’s research interests focus on kidney and testicular cancer and he is an invited speaker at specialty meetings in the UK and abroad. He has published over 150 articles in specialty journals and 8 book chapters. He is member of the European Association of Urology Testicular Cancer Guidelines as well as the NCRI Kidney and Bladder Research Committee.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Renal surgery including caval tumours
  • Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection for testicular cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Kidney cancer
  • Testis cancer
  • Urological oncology
  • Retroperitoneal malignancy


General Urology, Urological Oncology

All procedures

  • PSA Testing
  • Circumcision
  • Hydrocelectomy
  • Orchidectomy
  • Prostate Cancer Diagnostics
  • Prostatectomy (TURP)
  • Retroperitoneal Procedures
  • Transurethral Resection of a Bladder Tumour (TURBT)
  • Video Consultation

All conditions

  • Blood in Urine (Haematuria)
  • Testicular Pain
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Urological Cancers
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
  • Bladder Pain





Registered with

General Medical Council: 7032680


Bond House, 347-353 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 4HS

  • Friday:
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Chelsea Bridge Road, London, SW1W 8RH

  • Wednesday:
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Consultation Fees

New appointment: £275

Follow-up appointment: £225


Overall Rating

Overall rating

Overall experience

5 / 5

Personal care received

4.96 / 5

Explanation of care provided

4.96 / 5



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