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- Accredited endoscopist
- Lower GI surgery
- Accredited endoscopist
I am a fully qualified, consultant colorectal and general surgeon treating patient with conditions relating to the colon and general surgery.
I graduated from The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London in 2002 and then completed his basic surgical training on the North and East Hertfordshire NHS trust. Prior to entering the surgical registrar training, he undertook research towards a higher degree under the tutelage of Professor A Emmanuel at University College Hospital. Here I gained some expertise in pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence and severe obstetric perineal trauma. I have continue to publish in this field and am developing the pelvic floor service in reading.
My specialist colorectal and general surgery training was on the North East London General Surgery Registrar training rotation. As part of the training I spent time learning about complex hernia repairs and trauma surgery. The rotation included well established laparoscopic colorectal centers.
In 2013 I received a scholarship to be a Fellow at Florida South Hospitals under the tutelage of Mr M Albert. The unit has a national and international reputation for innovative minimal access colorectal surgery. During this fellowship he learn to perform trans-anal microsurgery and was involved in developing TAMIS–TME. I have written book chapters on the TAMIS port.
In 2014 I undertook a Colorectal fellowship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, Australia, under the tutelage of the world renowned Professor Peter Hewitt. Here I have gained experience in advanced laparoscopic colorectal resections, complex multi-visceral resections for the treatment of advanced colorectal cancers and usual cancers.
I have been a Consultant at the Royal Berkshire NHS trust since 2015, and have enjoyed it. The appointment was as a General and Colorectal Surgeon with an interest in Pelvic floor. I have been able to develop Robotic Colorectal surgery and transanal surgery during my time at the hospital. My colorectal cancer mortality is 1.9% whilst the national average is 4% in 2019 (https://www.acpgbi.org.uk/surgeon-outcomes/royal-berkshire-nhs-foundation-trust/).
Areas of interest
fissures in ano
Hernias - Laparoscopic and open
Inguinal hernia - Laparoscopic and open
Inflammatory bowel disease
Trans-anal microscopic tumour removal
Laparoscopic and robotic abdominal surgery
- Dani Spencer
- Circle Reading Hospital 100 Drake Way Reading RG2 0NE
- 0118 922 6994
- Isabel Aisbitt
- Spire Dunedin Hospital 16 Bath Road Reading RG31 6NS
- 0118 955 3452
- Sandra Lewis
- Berkshire Independent Hospital Swallowscroft Wensley Road Reading RG1 6UZ
- 0118 902 8140
Anaesthetists worked with
- Berkshire Private Anaesthesia Not Fee Assured
- Dr Jerome G Cockings Not Fee Assured
- Dr Elizabeth Brannigan Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon Royal Berkshire NHS trust
Incontinence and constipation
Microbiome in bowel function
- BSc Hon University College London 2001
- M.Phil UCL 2013
- MBBS Royal Free School of Medicine 2002
- MAsters in minimally invasive surgery University of Adelaide 2015
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons 2013
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