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- Lower GI surgery
I have been a consultant surgeon in Chester since 2010.
I undertook my surgical training in the North west and London.
I specialise in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, for bowel cancer and other conditions such as gallstones, diverticular disease, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
I undertook a training fellowship in laparoscopic colorectal surgery at the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital in Harrow in 2009-2010. I was trained by Professor Robin Kennedy and Mr Ian Jenkins.
I also have a keen interest in laparoscopic surgery for gallstones and hernias (inguinal and incisional).
I have taken a lead role in the training of surgeons in laparoscopic surgery during my time in Chester.
I am the Trust Audit Lead in the Planned Care Division.
Areas of interest
Colorectal (bowel) cancer; Gallstones; Laparoscopic cholecystectomy; Laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery; Inflammatory bowel disease; Diverticular disease; Colonoscopy; Laparoscopic procedures for hernias and gallbladders ('keyhole surgery'); Rectal bleeding; Haemorrhoids (piles); Faecal incontinence; Colorectal surgery (lower GI); Hernias; Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair; Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair; Rectal prolapse
Current NHS consultant posts held
I work as a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon with a specialist interest in Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Colorectal Surgery at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Surgery.
Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) which has played a major role in the improvement the recovery of patients after major surgery.
Inherited (familial) cancer.
Stenting for bowel cancer.
Training methods for laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.
Spending time with my family.
Ethicon National Fellowship in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Courses offered to GPs
I participate in regular GP teaching days provided by the Grosvenor Nuffield Hospital.
I currently have a 0% mortality rate for elective (planned) surgery.
My recent patient satisfaction score was 'Excellent' across the board for patients seen in clinic and those who have undergone surgery. This was part of my annual appraisal.
- MBChB University of Liverpool 1996
- BSc (Hons) in Anatomy University of Liverpool 1993
- MD University of Liverpool 2005
- Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Fellowship St Mark's Hospital, Harrow 2010
Details of entry to specialist register
- Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
- Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital, CH4 7QP
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- 07794 660524
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Ward staff/doctors at the Grosvenor Nuffield Hospital who can then make contact with me for advice.
Tel: 01244 680 444