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Last updated: 2 Jul 2020
- Upper GI surgery
Mr Abrie Botha obtained his basic medical degree at the University of Stellenbosch. His post-graduate training as a surgeon was in the North Thames region. He spent two years of full time research in Denver, Colorado and obtained an MD degree at the university of London. His specialist training in Upper Gastrointestinal and minimal access surgery was at The Royal London, Middlesex and Whipps Cross University Hospitals. He has a large experience in minimal invasive oesphago-gastric surgery in particular anti-reflux surgery, hiatus hernia repair, achalasia, obesity, cancer, abdominal hernias and reconstruction, and gallstones. His research and surgical results have been published and presented at numerous national and international meetings.
Areas of interest
Mesh repair of abdominal wall hernias and hiatus hernias; gastro-oesophageal reflux disease - endoscopic treatment; achalasia - laparoscopic myotomy and POEM; gallstones
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Gillian M Wray Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
St Thomas' Hospital
POEM for achalasia
Flexible endoscopic surgery
Optimal use of mesh in hernia repair
4 discretionary points
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Afrikaans - Native or bilingual
Feasibility of esophagogastric junction distensibility measurement during Nissen fundoplication.
Ilczyszyn A, Botha AJ.
Dis Esophagus. 2014 Sep-Oct;27(7):637-44.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the presence of lumboperitoneal shunt.
Charalabopoulos A, Botha AJ.
Case Rep Surg. 2013;2013:929082
A renaissance for cardio-metabolic surgery: better outcomes and lower costs?
Wierzbicki AS, Hubbard JG, Botha AJ.
Int J Clin Pract. 2011 Jul;65(7):728-32.
Courses offered to GPs
International Oesophago-gastric symposium
- MBChB University of Stellenbosch 1983
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1990
- MD University of London 1995
Reference number 3163630
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Surgical Tutor Royal College of Surgeons of England 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- General and Upper GI Surgery, 1996
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
British Medical Association
British Association of Surgical Oncologists
European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
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