nix

Associate Professor
Director of Robotic Surgery

Areas of Interest
prostate cancer, MRI in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, bladder cancer, testicular cancer, kidney cancer, penile cancer, adrenal cancer and adrenal mass


Biography

Dr. Nix specializes in surgical and non-surgical treatment of prostate cancer, offering robotic surgery for primary or salvage treatment.  He also has a very active clinical and research interest in active surveillance for low risk prostate cancer with the incorporation of advanced imaging technology and image guided biopsies of the prostate.

He also specializes in the treatment of early stage kidney tumors by partial nephrectomy (partial removal of the kidney) or active surveillance, as well as radical surgery for locally advanced kidney cancers.

Actively involved in multiple national organizations studying bladder cancer, Dr. Nix offers treatment of patients with superficial and high-grade, locally-invasive bladder cancer, with the incorporation of intravesical therapy as well as robotic/minimally invasive cystectomy and urinary diversions when indicated.

He also specializes in the evaluation and treatment of adrenal lesions.

Having extensive experience in open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgical techniques, Dr. Nix’s surgical approach is based upon individual evaluation of the patient’s tumors and selection of the proper technique for optimal cancer control. While minimally invasive approaches are appropriate for the vast majority of patients, in those for whom they are not Dr. Nix has great comfort level in offering conventional surgical approaches to maximize the likelihood of successful treatment and minimize the risk of complication. He is also one of two urologists at UAB who leads the Program for Personalized Prostate Cancer Care: http://www.uabmedicine.org/patient-care/treatments/program-for-personalized-prostate-cancer-care

Education & Training 

Medical School
University of Kentucky School of Medicine

Residency
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Fellowship
National Cancer Institute
Urologic Oncology 

Contact Information

Location
FOT 1120

Phone
205-996-8765