James Hicks grew up in Newport, South Wales. He went to Rougemont School in Newport and then university at the Royal London Hospital. He completed his early surgical training at St Richard's Hospital, Chichester. After two years of research in urological cancer cell biology he underwent his specialist training in the cancer centres of Portsmouth, Southampton and Bournemouth, where he developed his specialist interests in urological cancer surgery.
He is experienced in laparoscopic kidney and prostate surgery and has completed a laparoscopic fellowship in Leipzig, Germany with Professor Stolzenburg, one of the world leading surgeons and authorities in laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. He is well published in the techniques, outcomes and complications of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy.
His interests include the management of kidney, bladder and prostate cancers and all aspects of core urological conditions. Having spent 3 years as the Clinical Lead for Urology for St Richard’s and Worthing Hospitals, he now concentrates on the managerial roles of clinical lead for the Urology Cancer Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT), the clinical lead for governance for urology at St Richard’s Hospital.
James is an honorary consultant in the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford where he performs specialist robotic prostate surgery for West Sussex patients with prostate cancer. James lives in Chichester with his wife Victoria, also a surgeon in St Richard's Hospital and has 3 children. He is often found coaching the Chichester Rugby Club under 10's team on Sunday mornings or cycling on the South Downs.