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Dr Nigel Hacking

Consultant Interventional Radiologist

Veincentre Southampton

GMC No: 2661780

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Dr Nigel Hacking first qualified in Medicine in 1980 from the Middlesex Hospital medical School. After obtaining the MRCP qualification he then underwent his Radiology Training at the Southampton University Hospitals. He was one of the first 3 junior doctors to join the BSIR at its instigation in 1990 and then took up a Consultant post in Southampton in 1991. An extensive Vascular and Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology practice was then developed within the NHS. Dr Nigel Hacking pioneered many advances in Interventional Radiology throughout the his 30 year NHS career. He developed a TIPS (Trans jugular Intra Hepatic Shunt) service as well as developing and leading one of the busiest Interventional Oncology group practices in the UK treating many liver, kidney and other tumours with embolisation.Ā  He is one of the world pioneers and principal practitioners in both Fibroid and Prostate embolisation. He also expanded the Southampton University Hospital services to add in thermal ablation techniques (Radiofrequency, Microwave ablation as well as Cryoablation).

Dr Nigel Hacking retired from the NHS in 2020 to concentrate on his prostate and fibroid embolisation practices in UK and overseas as well as further developing his vascular skills in the venous system.

Professional Summary
Current Post Consultant Interventional Radiologist
Hospital University Hospital Southampton
GMC Number 2661780
Qualifications MBBS 1980 Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London.Ā  FRCR, FRCP
Specialities Interventional and Vascular Radiology
First Year of Qualification 1980
Languages Spoken English
Registered with Health Insurers All major health insurers – please check with Head Office
Member of British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR)
Cardiovascular and Interventional Society of Europe (CIRSE)
Fellow of Royal Colleges of Radiology and Fellow of Royal Colleges of Physicians
Other professional interests
  • Pioneer in Uterine Fibroid Embolisation (UFE). Practices in Southampton, London, Trinidad, West Indies, Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Pioneer in Prostate Artery Embolisation (PAE) and clinical lead for UK-ROPE, the largest multicentre registry on PAE in the world

Dr Hackingā€™s Veincentre Clinic Sessions

Veincentre Southampton
Wednesday & Thursday: 9.00 ā€“ 17.15

If you book an initial consultation with Dr Hacking, all your future appointments will be with Dr Hacking.

Occasionally Dr Hacking may open up a list on another day, especially during our busy periods, however, we cannot guarantee appointment dates on every weekday even if a previous appointment was on a different weekday.

If you are unable to attend one of Dr Hackingā€™s dates and hence wish to switch consultants, you will need to attend and pay for a new consultation with the other consultant prior to any treatment being undertaken. Please take care when choosing which consultant/ date to book.

Please note that due to holidays Dr Hacking may not be available every week.

Working at Veincentre

“Dr David West, a close friend for 30 years has developed a world class treatment for Varicose Veins and once he contacted me about joining his team at my local clinic in Southampton I agreed to supplement my vascular skills and add the management of Varicose Veins to my portfolio. Having performed thousands of vascular procedures over the last 30 years I believe I can bring my experience and expertise to treating varicose veins to a very high standard. Having run embolisation clinics in UK and overseas for about 20 years I enjoy a close and I hope trustworthy relationship with my patients.”

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