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- Upper GI surgery
Nick specialises in gastrointestinal and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. His specialist interests include the treatment of hernias, gallstone disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux and obesity.
He qualified from Southampton University in 1987 and undertook his post-graduate surgical training at Guys and St Thomas’ hospitals. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and was awarded a Master of Surgery degree by London University for his research into blood flow in the stomach and gastro-intestinal tract and published numerous scientific papers based upon this work. He then undertook advanced laparoscopic training at the Minimal Access Training Unit in Guildford. He was appointed consultant surgeon to Maidstone and Tunbridge in 2000 where he led the centralisation of gastro-oesophageal cancer surgery in Kent for several years.
Nick trained as a general surgeon and therefore sees and treats patients across the whole speciality of general surgical conditions.
However he discontinued cancer surgery in 2008 and his practice is now dedicated to benign upper GI pathology, the laparoscopic treatment of abdominal wall and groin hernias and gallstones. Over the last decade he has developed a particular interest in the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. He established and leads the first multi-disciplinary team dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with reflux and now has one of the greatest experiences of the LINX sphincter augmentation device in Europe. In 2017 he left the NHS and now works in full time private practice.
Nick is married to Gabrielle and they have four children. When not working he enjoys cooking, wine, travel and riding horses, competing at a very amateur level as a one day event rider.
Areas of interest
Laparoscopic surgery; Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease; GORD; Dyspepsia; Abdominal pain; Indigestion; Gastric disease; Stomach disease; Gallstones; Biliary colic; Cholecystitis; Endoscopy - upper GI; lower GI; Gastroscopy; Colonoscopy; Sigmoidoscopy; Haemorroids; Hernias, including inguinal hernia; incisional hernia; epigastric hernia; femoral hernia; Umbilical Hernia; Sportsman's groin; Nissen's Fundoplication; LINX® Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Bariatric surgery; Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band;
- Julie Woods
- Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital Fordcombe Road Fordcombe Tunbridge Wells TN3 0RD
- 01892 741146
- 01892 740046
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Nick Boyle was appointed as consultant surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in 2000. He resigned from the NHS in 2017 and now works full tome in private practice.
Nick’s research degree involved measuring stomach blood flow following surgery and the effect of drugs on gastrointestinal perfusion. He has published over thirty papers in peer reviewed journals. He has also published on anti-reflux surgery and established the first Gastro oesophageal reflux disease MDT in the UK.
Nick is married with four children. He is a keen cook and spends most of his free time eventing with his horse.
Courses offered to GPs
I regularly speak at to groups of GPs and at conferences on a variety of topics including the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
- Master of Surgery London University 2000
- Fellow of The Royal College Of Surgeons of England he Royal College Of Surgeons of England 1993
- Laparoscopic Fellow Minimal Access Therapy Unit Guildford 2000
Affiliations / memberships
Association of Surgeons
Association of Upper GI Surgeons
Independent Doctors Federation
- Bupa Cromwell Hospital, SW5 0TU
- 14:00 - 19:00
- 020 7460 2000
- Lister Hospital Chelsea
- 08:30 - 12:00
- 020 7043 0419
- Sevenoaks Medical Centre, TN13 2JD
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 020 7036 8800
- Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital, TN3 0RD
- 07:30 - 13:00
- 01892 741146
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.
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020 7043 0419