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I am a Professor of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic and Minimally Invasive surgery at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust. I trained as a general surgeon and gained further specialisation in liver surgery, pancreatic surgery and biliary surgery.
I have a special interest in Laparoscopic (keyhole) Surgery and I have led the development of keyhole surgery for the liver and pancreas in the Uk. In the last 12 years I have accumulated one of the largest international experiences in this surgical field. I have developed and published and number of laparoscopic surgical techniques and have offered training and proctoring to more than 300 surgeons from all over the world. At the moment, 90% of my practice is laparoscopic, from the simple procedures, such as laparoscopic hernia repair and gallbladder removal to the most complex pancreatic and liver resections (including Laparoscopic Whipple’s resections and Hemihepatectomies). I am very proud of this, having witnessed the great advantages the Laparoscopic approach offers to my patients, when compared to the traditional open surgery. This is reflected in different postoperative aspects including; shorter hospital stay, earlier functional recovery, and lower complication rates.
Areas of interest
Pancreatic surgery / pancreatitis, pancreatic disorders;
Gall stones, Gall bladder surgery, surgery;
Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Hepatobiliary(surgery);
Jaundice / abnormal liver function tests;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Professor of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic and Minimally Invasive surgery at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust
I have a strong academic interest , because I believe that there is a serious need for continuous scientific research to improve results in the treatment of Hepatobiliary-pancreatic diseases. I strongly feel that every clinician is ethically and professional expected to participate to the development of evidence based medicine through clinical and experiment research. Please see my research activity in my website http://www.allps.co.uk/research.php
I have a special interest in laparoscopic ( key hole surgery). This is in minor procedures such as laparoscopic cholecystectomies, laparoscopic hernia repair and majors such as laparoscopic liver and pancreatic resections ( including the most complex resections such as hemihepatectomies and whipple’s resection) which I am leading at national level .
Please see My website (http://www.allps.co.uk) , Please see patients experience http://www.allps.co.uk/patients-experience.php
I have a very large number of publications. Please see http://www.allps.co.uk/research.php
Courses offered to GPs
I delivered many talks to Gps in the last few years. management of Gallstones, Jaundice, pancreatic cancer, advanced in liver and pancreatic surgery
laparoscopic incisional hernia repair
please see my website
- FRCS Royal colleage of surgeons 2007
- Specialty in General surgery Verona Hospital - Italy 2002
- Fellowship in Hepatobiliary- pancreatic and transplant surgery St James Hospital - Leeds 2005
- Phd in minimally invasive surgery Verona University 2011
Reference number 6045564
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Executive council member European Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Association 2014
- Education Committee member European Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Association 2015
- Executive council member International Laparoscopic Liver society 2016
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