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- Upper GI surgery
I am a Consultant General Surgeon specialising in Gastrointestinal (GI) Surgery. I have a specialist interest in benign diseases of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
I have been a consultant surgeon in both the public and private sector since 2006
I trained in surgery in Belfast and Adelaide, South Australia.
Areas of interest
Upper gastro-intestinal surgery; Gastro-intestinal tract (surgery); Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Upper gastro-intestinal disease; gastro-intestinal surgery; general surgery; gastro-intestinal disease; cholelithiasis; gallstone; gallstones; gallstone disease; gallbladder disease; biliary disease; biliary surgery; anti-reflux disease; anti-reflux surgery; colonic surgery; emergency surgery; irritable bowel syndrome; groin pain; non-ulcer dyspepsia; skin lesions; lipoma surgery; hernia; hernia surgery; hernia disease; heartburn; gastro-oesophageal reflux; gastro-oesophageal reflux disease gastroesophageal reflux; gastroesophageal reflux disease; gastro-esophageal reflux; gastro-esophageal reflux disease; GORD, GERD; IBS; non-ulcer dyspepsia; NUD
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant General and Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeon, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust based in the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald.
Tumour Angiogenesis in Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer
Patient outcome following anti-reflux surgery
Medico-legal consequences of Hernia Development
Patient Reported Outcome Measures in Laparoscopic and Open Inguinal Hernia Repairs
Teaching and Training of Surgical Trainees and Junior Doctors
Bone Marrow Micrometastases and Markers of Angiogenesis in Esophageal Cancer.
Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2004; 78: 1944 – 1950
Single Centre Prospective Randomised Trial of Laparoscopic Nissen Versus Anterior 900 Fundoplication.
Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2006; 10: 698 – 705
Bone marrow micrometastases in esophaeal carcinoma: a 10-year follow-up study.
Dis Esophagus. 2012(Nov/Dec); 25(8): 709 – 715
Quantification of tumour and circulating vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in patients with oesophagogastric cancer: a long term follow-up study
Br J Biomed Sci. 2012; 69(2): 71 - 75
The role of esophageal stents in the management of esophageal anastomotic leaks and benign esophageal perforations.
Ann Surg. 2014 May; 259(5): 852 – 60.
A systematic review of the association between a single strenuous event and the development of an inguinal hernia: A medicolegal grey area
Surgeon. 2018 Oct;16(5):309-314.
- BSc. (Hons) Biochemistry 2:1 [Intercalated] Queens University Belfast 1991
- MB BCh BAO with Honours Queens University Belfast 1994
- Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 1998
- Doctor of Medicine (MD) Queens University Belfast 2002
- Intercollegiate Specialty Examination in General Surgery Royal Colleges Intercollegiate Board 2005
- Surgical Fellowship Professorial Department of Upper GI Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital and Department of Surgery, University of Adelaide, South Australia 2004
Reference number 4093880
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery, 2006
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)
Member of the Association of Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS)
- Ulster Independent Clinic 245 Stranmillis Road...
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 028 9056 1357
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
The Ulster Independent Clinic (028 90661212)