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Mr Neil Russell

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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. He is currently the Head of Transplant at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

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 and gallbladder surgery. He performs laparoscopic (key hole) surgery and performs hernia repairs under local and spinal 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.

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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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