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I am a enthusiast and leading proponent of Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Surgery and have pioneered a number of procedures in the East Midlands. I perform over 400 laparoscopic procedures for hernias and gallstones every year with very low complication rates. Virtually all patients are suitable for Keyhole surgery, the most important thing is to find the right surgeon!
I am President of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons and on the council of the British Obesity Surgery Society and Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons.
I run local and national training courses for hernia and gallstone surgery. I have recently become an examiner in the final fellowship surgery exams.
I have recently set up SWORD - a National Database for Surgeons which allows access to results and complications and will hopefully further raise standards in General surgery
Areas of interest
Hernias, including inguinal hernia; paraumbilical hernia and epigastric hernia; Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Gallstones; Gallbladder disease; Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy; Biliary disease; Bile duct stones; ERCP; Obesity surgery ; Reflux and anti-reflux surgery; Hepatobiliary Surgery; Liver and pancreatic cancer surgery
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant HPB & Laparoscopic Surgeon, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals
Anti-reflux surgery and Achalasia
Pancreatic and Liver Cancer
Marathon / Ultramarathon running
Hunterian Professor of Royal College of Surgeons of England
Solly Marks award for Surgery
Over 100 Scientific publications and multiple book chapters on surgical topics
National and International speaker on gallbladder and liver cancer surgery and laparoscopic hernia and achalasia surgery.
I have performed several live operating links to national surgical meetings demonstrating advanced techniques in laparoscopic surgery.
Author of The ABC of diseases of the gallbladder, liver and pancreas (BMJ publications)
Courses offered to GPs
Biliary disease / Gallstones / Emergency surgery / Hernias and laparosocpic surgery
2013-14 HES data (validated - SWORD)
350 Cholecystectomies (Keyhole Gallbladder removal) with no returns to theatre, >50% day case and <2% readmissions - the lowest in the East Midlands
250 Keyhole hernia repairs with <1% recurrence rates
15 Keyhole anti-refulx/achalasia operations with no conversions to open surgery
75 Liver resections with no deaths
- BM BS University of Nottingham 1987
- DM University of Nottingham 1994
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) 1996
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- President Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) 2015
- Council Member Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons 2015
- Council Member British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- Ian James Beckingham, 1996
Affiliations / memberships
- BMI The Park Hospital Sherwood Lodge Drive...
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 0115 967 0670
- Nottingham Woodthorpe Hospital 748 Mansfield...
- 17:00 - 19:30
- 0115 920 9209
Post treatment communication
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