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I have had extensive experience in nealy all aspects of general surgery including both Upper and Lower gastrointestinal surgery, thyroid and breast surgery and urology.
My current practice and special interests include:
Management of gall stones and gall bladder disease I have done over 4500 gall bladder operations including laparoscopic and open cholecystectomies, per-operative cholangiogram, bile duct explorations and stone removal.
Thyroid surgery (including thyroid nodules, goitre and thyrotoxicosis). I have been doing thyroid surgery for more than 25 years. I offer a truly multidisciplinary approach to the management of surgical thyroid disorders and worek in close association with a medical endocrinologist and a dedicated thyroid radiologist with extensive experience in the ultrasound of the thyroid gland.
Hernia surgery including both primary and recurrent hernias.I treat all kinds of abdominal wall hernias including inguinal, umbilical/paraumbilical, incisional and femoral hernias. I have performed over 5000 hernia operations and successfully managed many challenging cases including large hernias and multiple recurrences.
I also have a special interst in surgery for pilonidal sinus disease, treatment of which has generally been associated with high rates of recurrence, open wounds and prolonged healing times. I have been doing Karydakis procedure for this condition for last 15 years and have acieved low recurrence, infection and wound breakdown rates.
Areas of interest
Gall bladder diseases/gall stones; laparoscopic Cholecystectomy; dyspepsia; upper gastrointestinal diseases; diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD/gastroscopy); thyroid diseases/thyroid surgery; thyroid nodules/goitre/thyrotoxicosis; thyroidectomy; hernias including inguinal/incisional and paraumbilical hernias; recurrent hernias; pilonidal sinus; Karydakis procedure; general surgery
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant General Surgeon with Special Interest in Upper Gastrointestinal and Thyroid Surgery
Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton-in Ashfield, NG17 4JL
Newark Hospital, Boundary Road, Newark, Notts
Pilonidal sinus. Gall stone disease and Hernia Surgery
Painting and Fine Arts
(Additional) Languages spoken
Courses offered to GPs
Surgical Management of Thyroid disorders.
Gall Stone disease
Several talks given for GPs., British Thyroid Foundation and at Nottingham Woodthorpe Hospital.
Reference number 4054436
Post treatment communication
I can be contacted directly via the switchboard of the hospital/clinic where you had your consultation/treatment.