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- Lower GI surgery
- Upper GI surgery
My current surgical practice is predominantly gastrointestinal, including colorectal, gall bladder and hernia surgery. I have trained in General Surgery in Scotland and London. I was a member of Professor Cuschieri's team who pioneered laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and I am one of the most experienced laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgeons in current practice. I am an experienced trainer of junior surgeons and I am a member of the Court of Examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons.
Areas of interest
Gastro-intestinal tract surgery; Gallstone surgery ; Hernia aurgery, including inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia and incisional hernia; Colorectal (bowel) surgery (lower GI); Endoscopic procedures including colonoscopy and gastroscopy; Breast disease; Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant General Surgeon
I have presented and published internationally and nationally on cancer biology and surgery.
More recently I have taken an interest and pubished papers on surgical risk assessment
Sport, travel and family
Bernard Sunley Research Fellow
MD with Commendation
Arris and Gale Lectuer
English and French
Publications on cancer biology and surgery.
Publications on surgical risk
Currently less than 5% conversion rate for laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Nil mortality for colorectal cancer in latest NBOCA data.
- MB ChB University of Dundee 1975
- MD with commendation University of Dundee 1986
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1982
- LAPCO St Marks 2013
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Court of Examiners Royal College of Surgeons of England 2007
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery, 1993
Affiliations / memberships
- Pinehill Hospital Benslow Lane HITCHIN SG4 9QZ
- 14:30 - 19:00
- 01462 427216
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
Contact Pinehill Hospital 01462 422 822, who will then contact me