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Mr Gerald Rix - Urology

Mr Gerald Rix is a Consultant Urologist at Oaks Hospital specialising in laser stone and prostate treatment, urological oncology and general female urology, vasectomy and microsurgical vasectomy reversal.

Based at: Oaks Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Mr Rix deals with all conditions affecting the kidneys, bladder, prostate and genitalia in men and women.

He offers subspecialist treatment for stones including laser fragmentation, shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy for larger, complex cases.

He has developed particular expertise in surgery for enlarged prostates, including HoLEP (Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate), proven to be more effective than traditional prostate operations. He is one of a group of mentors teaching the procedure to other surgeons throughout the UK and abroad.

Mr Rix is also one of the North Essex Cancer Centre Surgeons, treating prostate cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer and kidney cancer. He specialises in complex renal surgery, including radical nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy and laparoscopic (keyhole) nephrectomy.

He sees female patients with general urological problems requiring both medical and surgical management. 


Academic background

Mr Rix began his medical career at Oxford University, obtaining a degree in Physiological Science. He completed his clinical training at Addenbrookes Hospital and Cambridge University, graduating in 1991. He began his surgical career in East Anglia before being accepted onto the Edinburgh urology rotation, from which he graduated as a Urological Surgeon in 2004. He returned to South East England on his consultant appointment to Colchester.


Professional Memberships

Mr Rix is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is a member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons and the European Association of Urologists. He regularly attends conferences with the American Urological Association.


NHS base

Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust

Clinic Times

Wednesday am & Friday am/pm

01206 987669