Mr Philip Conaghan: General surgery

Mr Philip Conaghan

General surgery

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Specialises in

  • Lower GI surgery

About me

Philip Conaghan qualified from Oxford Medical School in 1995 having completed both pre-clinical and clinical training at Oxford University. He gained a Masters degree in physiological science and was awarded a post-graduate doctorate in 2010 for his research into bowel cancer.
Following qualification in 1995, Mr Conaghan carried out his surgical training in Norwich and London before returning to the Oxford region for his registrar training. He gained a prestigious Ethicon laparoscopic fellowship in Nottingham prior to taking up his post in Reading in 2009
Mr Conaghan specialises in minimally invasive procedures for bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel disease as well as general surgical conditions such as hernias and perianal conditions such as haemorrhoids (piles), fissures, fistulae and abscesses. He provides diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy as well as diagnostic gastroscopies (OGD). He has an excellent completion record and polyp-detection record for colonoscopy.
Mr Conaghan regularly examines for Oxford University School of Medicine and teaches surgeons in training on courses run by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Areas of interest

• Haemorrhoids ("piles") • Bowel cancer • Colitis • Crohn's disease • Coloproctology • Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery') • Minimally invasive surgery • Perianal surgery • Anal fistula • Anal fissure • Colorectal surgery (lower GI) • Pilonidal sinus and abscess • Colonoscopy • Hernias, including inguinal hernia

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Procedures completed

  • H2510

    Rigid sigmoidoscopy (including proctoscopy and biopsy) - (5-50)


  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)


  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)


  • H5240

    Banding of haemorrhoids - (5-50)


  • H5230

    Injection of sclerosing substance into haemorrhoids - (5-50)


  • H6260

    Proctoscopy (+/- biopsy) - (1-5)


  • H5520

    Laying open of high anal fistula (fistulotomy) (including sigmoidoscopy) - (1-5)

  • T2400

    Repair of umbilical hernia (irrespective of age) - (1-5)


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