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- Upper GI surgery
I hail from Kent but attended medical school in Newcastle upon Tyne. I trained in General Surgery in the Northern Deanery before specialising in Upper Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery under the supervision of Professor Mike Griffin and Mr Kamil Wynne.
Areas of interest
Laparoscopic ('keyhole') surgery; all types of hernia surgery; gallstone disease - including special interest in laparoscopic exploration of bile duct; anti-reflux/hiatus hernia surgery; splenectomy; achalasia surgery
- Louise Smith
- Hinchingbrooke Hospital Hinchingbrooke Park Huntingdon PE29 6NT
- 01480 847432
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Ulf C Buhmann Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Laparoscopic/Upper GI Surgery, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon (appointed 2005).
MD University of Newcastle upon Tyne (2003)
'The role of diet on the development of oesophageal adenocarcinoma and Barrett's oesophagus'
Music (Piano, Cello, Guitar)
(Additional) Languages spoken
Outpatient questionnaire 'excellent' / 'very good' = 100%
Post-operative infection rate = 1-2%
Laparoscopic Hernia repair: recurrence rate = 0.3%
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: conversion to open surgery rate = 0%
- MBBS Newcastle University 1990
- FRCSEd Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1996
- MD (with commendation) Newcastle University 2003
- FRCSEd (Gen Surg) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2005
Reference number 3461486
Affiliations / memberships
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons GB&I
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.