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Mr Max Almond 06104816

Laurence Maximilian Almond

General surgery

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Specialises in

  • General
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Upper GI surgery

About me

Mr Almond is a specialist in General Surgery (including hernias and gallbladder surgery) Abdominal Cancer Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery (including anti-reflux surgery) and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is highly skilled at open, laparoscopic (keyhole) and endoscopic procedures. He undertakes private practice at West Midlands Hospital in Birmingham and also works as an NHS Consultant Surgeon at University Hospital Birmingham. Patients with complex abdominal tumours are referred to him from across England and Wales.

Mr Almond trained as a General Surgeon and then completed subspecialty training in upper gastrointestinal and pancreaticobiliary surgery before gaining further specialist experience in abdominal and retroperitoneal sarcoma surgery through Fellowships to the Istitutio Dei Tumori, Milan and the Royal Marsden Hospital, London. In addition, he developed highly advanced skills in therapeutic endoscopy through Fellowships to Harvard University, Boston; the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; and the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, US.

In 2010 Mr Almond was granted a prestigious Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellowship. He was subsequently awarded a Doctorate of Medicine following his research into early detection and treatment of oesophageal cancer. He has published more than 70 research articles and book chapters and has published in the British Journal of Surgery and the journal Nature. Mr Almond is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. He is also a member of the British Sarcoma Group, the Transatlantic Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group and the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons through which he has contributed to international guidelines.

As well as performing surgery, Mr Almond specialises in the assessment of abdominal pain, rectal bleeding and acid reflux. He performs specialist open and laparoscopic (keyhole) treatment of soft tissue sarcomas, neuroendocrine tumours, adrenal tumours, gastrointestinal stromal tumours, gallstones, hiatal hernias, acid reflux, abdominal wall hernias and lipomas. He also performs upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy and ERCP (endoscopic removal of gallstones).

Areas of interest

Abdominal wall and groin hernias (open and keyhole repairs); gallstones (cholecystectomy); obstructive jaundice; hiatus hernias; acid reflux; lipomas; pilonidal sinus; "lumps and bumps"; abdominal sarcomas; neuroendocrine tumours; gastrointestinal stromal tumours; adrenal tumours; multivisceral resection, major venous reconstruction.

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