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Mr Ackroyd is a Consultant General Surgeon at the Northern General Hospital, with a busy private practice at Claremont Private Hospital. He specialises in general, upper gastrointestinal and obesity (bariatric/weight loss) surgery.
Mr Ackroyd trained in obesity surgery in Sheffield and Adelaide together with visits to various European centres in Brussels, Lyon and Gothenburg to learn new techniques. He is currently President elect of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) and sits on various NHS advisory groups.
Mr Ackroyd's surgical practice offers a full range of weight loss procedures including laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and complex revisional surgery. He also offers intragastric balloon insertion in some cases. He has one of the busiest bariatric practices in the country, having treated over 3500 obesity patients.
Alongside obesity surgery, Mr Ackroyd sees patients for general and gastrointestinal surgical problems including oesophagogastric cancer, reflux disease, gallstones and hernias. His research interests include ablation therapy for Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal cancer, clinical trials comparing different types of anti-reflux surgery and the metabolic effects of obesity surgery.
Areas of interest
Hernias, including inguinal hernia; Upper gastro-intestinal disease; Gastro-oesophageal reflux; Gallstones; Bariatric surgery (for obesity); Obesity. I perform all types of hernia repair, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic fundoplication. I perform all obesity operations including laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, intra-gastric balloon insertion and revisonal surgery.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Northern General Hospital
I have an active research programme. I obtained my MD thesis with Distinction in 1998 for work into the use of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the ablation of Barrett's oesophagus. I have attracted around £750000 in research funding and have over 100 peer reviewed publications. I have supervised a number of research student for higher degrees (MD, PhD, MSc, etc)
NHS Clinical Excellence Awards (National Bronze)
Over 100 peer reviewed publications, 4 book chapters and several books.
- MB ChB University of Sheffield 1989
- MD (Distiction) University of Sheffield 1998
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons on Egland 1994
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1994
- FRCS (General Surgery) Intercollegiate Examination Board 2000
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Past President British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society 2015
- Past Council Member Association of Upper GI Surgeons 2015
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the following societies/associations:
British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS)
Associataion of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS)
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI)
Association of Surgeons of Great Briatain and Ireland (ASGBI)
International Federation for Surgery of the Obese (IFSO)
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.