- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Upper GI surgery
Mr Higgs graduated from Bristol University School of Medicine in 1996 and after house jobs spent a year in Perth, Western Australia. His basic surgical training rotation was in Exeter followed by a period of research at the Bristol Royal Infirmary under Professor Derek Alderson investigating the role of endoscopic ultrasound guided FNA in oesophageal cancer management.
He completed higher surgical training on the South West rotation with extensive general surgery, bariatric and oesophagogastric cancer experience.
The Three Counties Oesophago-Gastric Centre @ Gloucestershire Hospitals is a designated centre for NHS bariatric services and the designated resection centre for oesopha-gogastric cancer resections for the three counties cancer network. Mr Higgs is the Clinical Lead and MDT Lead for the unit.
The unit is the busiest in the South-West for keyhole gallbladder surgery performing over 600 procedures per year.
Areas of interest
Oesphago-gastric surgery; Biliary disease - laparoscopic gallbladder and bile duct surgery; Endoscopy - upper GI; Oesophageal cancer; Anti-Reflux Surgery - Primary and Redo surgery; Hiatus Hernia Repair; Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS); Advanced laparoscopic surgery; Hernia repairs - open and laparoscopic
- Angela Hatherall
- Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital Hatherley Lane CHELTENHAM GL51 6SY
- 01242 246526
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Michael McSwiney Not Fee Assured
- Dr Henry Murdoch Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant General, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon
Clinical Lead for Upper GI Surgery
MDT Lead for Upper GI Surgery
Trust lead for Endoscopic Ultrasound
Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) guided FNA in oesophageal cancer
Keyhole surgery simulators in surgical training
Management of achalasia
Post-thoracotomy analgesia techniques
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- MB ChB University of Bristol School of Medicine 1996
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons 2000
- FRCS (General Surgery) Royal College of Surgeons 2010
Reference number 4290814
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC Specialist Register, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society
International Federation for Surgery of Obesity
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Laparoscopic Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland
- Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital, GL51 6SY
- 14:00 - 18:00
- 01242 246526
- Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital, Hatherley...
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 01242 246526
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.