- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Upper GI surgery
I am an experienced Upper GI surgeon with 22 years as an NHS consultant behind me. I trained in Edinburgh, Leeds and Hong Kong before moving to Surrey as a consultant.
I was an early exponent of laparoscopic surgery particularly for emergency surgery for perforated peptic ulcer, complicated gall bladder surgery and appendisectomy. It became clear in the early days of laparoscopic surgery that not enough surgeons had the requisite skills to perform these newer procedures. With some like-minded colleagues, I organised the first laparoscopic skills training courses for consultants and trainees in England. I subsequently produced the laparoscopic video module used on the mandatory training course for all surgical trainees.
I have devised my own operation for the uncommon condition of Gastric volvulus which entails stitching the stomach and colon to prevent further twisting of the stomach.
Areas of interest
Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); abdominal wall hernia including inguinal, incisional, femoral, epigastric and umbilical; acid reflux endoscopy and surgery; lumps and bumps surgery
Thesis on screening for gastric and bowel cancer
Percutaneous drainage in acute cholecystitis
I enjoy eating, travel, golf, music and watching sport.
Class medallist 1976, Edinburgh University
Yorkshire Regional Cancer Organisation research grant
I have published in the Cancer journal, British Journal of cancer, British Medical Journal, British Journal of Surgery, Gut, European Journal of Oncology, Annals of Royal College of England. I have reviewed articles for the Annals.
I have published on a wide range of conditions from obstruction of the upper gut in children, avian TB in children, phytobezoars in Hong Kong Chinese population, endoscopic Lugol Iodine spray to detect early oesophageal cancer, to population attitudes to screening for cancer.
Courses offered to GPs
I am happy to talk about hernia, gall stones their complications and management, gastric volvulus
Readmissions – one in 2015 <1%
Wound infection rate < 1.5%
One Pulmonary embolism despite following thrombo-prophylaxis protocol
No complaints or investigations into clinical performance
- BSc Edinburgh University 1974
- MB ChB Edinburgh University 1977
- FRCS The Royal College of Surgeons of England 1981
- ChM Edinburgh University 1988
- Dip Med Educ University Wales Cardiff 2000
Details of entry to specialist register
- Consultant general surgeon with upper GI interest , 1992
Affiliations / memberships
Assoc Upper GI Surgeons
- BMI The Runnymede Hospital, KT16 0RQ
- 09:30 - 12:00
- 01276 469826
- Nuffield Health Woking Hospital, GU21 4BY
- 10:00 - 12:00
- 01276 469826
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
01932 877800 BMI Runnymede if cannot make contact above
01483 227800 Woking Nuffield if cannot make contact above