Dr. Nigel Hacking is an Interventional Radiologist/ Image Guided Surgeon based at Southampton University Hospitals in the UK. He has a large National Health Service practice and private practice in Southampton and London.
Over the past 20 years, he has specialised in Embolisation Therapies and is one of the world’s leading experts in Uterine Fibroid Embolisation (UFE), performing over 2500 procedures around the world. He has almost unrivalled results after Chemo Embolisation for Hepatic tumours with survival of 48 months compared with 24 months in most published series. He is also the UK Pioneer for Prostate Artery Embolisation, a very promising alternative to Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) for highly selected men with Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH). This work is performed in conjunction with Urological Surgeons. It lead to PAE receiving NICE approval in April 2018 and was published in August 2018 in the BJUI.
He has been travelling to the Caribbean since 1998 and has performed over 1000 UFE cases in Trinidad since that time. He is the founder and Managing Director of Fibroid Caribbean as well as the ‘UK Fibroid Experts’ group. Since 2009 he has also set up the first large UFE service in Sub-Saharan Africa in conjunction with the Aga Khan University Hospital Fibroid Centre based in Nairobi.
He visits Caribbean Heart Care/ St. Clair Hospital twice a year to perform UFE on women from Trinidad and the region.
– Dr. Nigel Hacking
Interventional Radiologist/ Image Guided Surgeon