Mr Neil Russell

General surgery

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About me

Mr Russell is a fully accredited NHS Consultant General Surgeon on the General Medical Council specialist register for General Surgery.

Mr Russell undertook his undergraduate medical studies at St. Andrews University before completing his clinical studies at Cambridge University. His specialist surgical training took place in Cambridge and the eastern deanery and in his final year of training was appointed as the General Surgical Chief Resident at Addenbrooke’s.

He was appointed as a Consultant General and Transplant Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 2014.

Mr Russell has experience in all aspects of general surgery but his main interests in general surgery lie with the treatment of abdominal wall and groin hernias. He performs laparoscopic (key hole) and open hernia repairs as well as groin hernia repairs under local anaesthetic.

Mr Russell’s transplant work includes kidney, pancreas and intestinal/multivisceral transplants and he is the surgical lead for living donor kidney transplantation at Addenbrooke’s. Through his experience with intestinal transplantation Mr Russell performs repairs/reconstruction of complex abdominal wall hernias.

Mr Russell is heavily involved in the teaching of the medical students and junior doctors, including trainee general surgeons. He examines for the Cambridge University exam board and is an Associate Lecturer at Cambridge University Medical School.

Out of work Neil enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf with his border collie in tow.

Areas of interest

Laparoscopic abdominal wall and groin hernia repairs; open abdominal wall and groin hernia repairs; local anaesthetic groin hernia repairs; gallstone disease; laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

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Procedures completed

  • T2000

    Primary repair of inguinal hernia - (1-5)

  • T2400

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

    Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital (1-5)

  • T2002

    Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia - unilateral - (1-5)

    Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital (1-5)

  • J1880

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with peri-operative cholangiogram - (1-5)

  • S0656

    Removal of lipoma - (1-5)

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