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- Upper GI surgery
I am the lead Consultant Bariatric Surgeon at St George’s Hospital and built on the previous St George’s service to develop the South Thames Bariatric Service - one of the preferred providers for NHS bariatric surgery in the London region. I have developed networked bariatric processes for collaborative working. I am the BOMSS representative on the National Bariatric Surgery Registry.
I performed my first gastric band in 2002 and now perform laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and endoscopic balloon placement as part of a multidisciplinary team.
I have considerable experience of revision surgery. My surgical practice is dedicated to bariatric and benign upper GI conditions having discontinued performing cancer surgery in 2004. I have particular experience with high risk bariatric surgery where staged procedures are required.
I have lectured nationally and internationally on bariatric surgery. I am experienced at the full range of anti-reflux options including fundoplication, hiatus hernia repar, LINX magentic device and STRETTA radiofrquency treatment to the oesophagus.
Areas of interest
Upper gastro-intestinal surgery; Gallstones (cholecystectomy); Stone disease; Bariatric surgery (for obesity and weight loss, gastric bypass, gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy, Obalon balloon, Obira Balloon); Hernias, including inguinal hernia, umbilical, incisional; Endoscopic procedures (gastroscopy and colonoscopy); Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'), haemorrhoids, piles (haemorrhoidectomy, Rafaelo and HALO procedure), emergency surgery, appendicectomy. gastro oesophageal reflux disease, fundoplication, STRETTA and LINX procedure. local anaesthetic procedures - cyst, lipoma, biopsies.
- Natalie Townsend
- 97 Coombe Road NEW MALDEN KT3 4RE
- 020 7100 8083
- 020 8082 5765
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Surgeon, St George's Hospital. London
Gastrointestinal surgery, weight loss / bariatric surgery, laparoscopic surgery, endoscopy, hernias and emergency surgery.
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