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- Upper GI surgery
Having trained at the West of Scotland Deanery, I gained a wide range of experience in different Surgical sub-specialties with a special interest in Upper GI and Laparoscopic surgical procedures.
Prior to obtaining my specialist registration, I did train as a Surgical Fellow at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, University of Glasgow. This fellowship enabled me to gain invaluable experience in both Oesophago-gastric (OG) and Pancreatico biliary (HPB) Surgery at a world renowned pancreatic centre of excellence unit.
I was appointed upon completion of my training as a Consultant Surgeon in Nuneaton, West Midlands followed by a substantive appointment as a Consultant Upper GI and General Surgeon at Pennine Acute NHS trust, Greater Manchester in 2014.
Since my appointment at Pennine, I managed to introduce and develop with my UGI colleagues, a complex benign Upper GI Service for the Pennine Acute NHS trust population including an established Anti reflux and Hiatal / Diaphragmatic hernia surgery service.
I have also established with my Gastrointestinal and Radiology colleagues a weekly UGI and HPB multidisciplinary meeting that is dedicated to complex benign Upper GI and HPB pathologies. This service has been up and running since my appointment in 2014.
I am the Lead Governance Consultant for Surgery at North Manchester, implementing and ensuring the delivery of high quality and safe service within the unit.
As a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the United Kindom, I am committed to medical education and training of medical students and surgical trainees.
Areas of interest
Laparoscopic & open Cholecystectomies.
Laparoscopic & open abdominal wall and groin hernia surgery.
Antireflux and hiatal hernia surgery.
Diagnostic and therapeutic Gastroscopy.
Diagnostic and therapeutic Colonoscopy.
Excision of skin and subcutaneous lesions and lumps.
Diagnostic laparoscopy for unexplained abdominal pain.
- Deborah Watkiss
- North Manchester General Hospital Delaunays Road Manchester M8 5RB
- 0161 720 2252
- 0161 720 2228
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant UGI and General Surgeon
Pennine Acute NHS trust
Actively involved in academic activities within the trust.
Continuous and ongoing contribution to publications in peer reviewed journals, last of which was in the International Journal of Surgery.
Reference number 6069167
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)
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (1-5)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - (1-5)
IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)