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I qualified in Medicine with an MBChB from the University of Baghdad. Following that I moved to the UK and finished my basic surgical training. During this period I obtained the surgical membership of the three UK Royal Colleges. I started my clinical research training in Leeds where I was awarded a Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellowship in 2005 and a Medical Research Council Clinical Training Fellowship in 2006 to carry out a research in genetic engineering of a human gut bacterium. The research period was productive and I have published and presented widely. My research project was the runner up for the Times Higher Education (THE) award in 2007. I was awarded a PhD in 2009 and Hunterian Professorship from the RCS (Eng.) in 2011. I have published more than 20 reseach articles in peer-reviewed journals, and collaborated with distiguished research experts from other UK and international institutes. Since 2005, I have obtained a firm grounding in HPB benign and cancer surgical practice as well as liver transplant surgery. I have special interest in laparoscopic liver and pancreatic resections. I have gained experience in laparoscopic CBD exploration and I have developed an interest in the management of difficult biliary stone disease. I am experienced in ERCP and have the foundation for EUS.
I attended the world renowned cancer centre, MSKCC, in New York as a visiting fellow.
During the last three years I was practicing as Consultant in HPB, Endoscopic and General surgery. I am responsible to look after patients with complex liver and pancreatic benign and malignant disease.
I believe in Innovation in surgery. This was reflected in my research work that led to the invention of a novel drug delivery system.
I strive to achieve high standards in clinical and academic goals.
Areas of interest
Liver surgery, Colorectal liver disease, Breast liver metastases, Pancreatic surgery, Pancreatic cancer early diagnosis, Gall stone disease, Pancreatitis, Hernia surgery, Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
- Debbie Brooks
- Spire Southampton Hospital Chalybeate Close Southampton SO16 6UY
- 023 8076 4352
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
University hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Hunterian professor RCS England
- MBChB University of Baghdad 1996
- PhD University of Leeds 2009
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2012
Reference number 5202870
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT, 2012
- Spire Southampton Hospital, SO16 6UY
- 16:00 - 19:00
- 023 8076 4352
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.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia - unilateral - (1-5)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with peri-operative cholangiogram - (1-5)
Repair of umbilical hernia (irrespective of age) - (1-5)
Block dissection of para-aortic lymph nodes - (1-5)
Gastro-jejunostomy - (1-5)
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