Appleton Surgical Ltd . Registered in England and Wales

Registered Office: 38b High Street, Keynsham,  Bristol  BS31 1DX

Registered No: 8095737

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Specialist Interests

Whilst I am a general surgeon, below are my areas of special interest.

Click on a heading for further information.

Gallstones are extremely common. Whilst many people with gallstones have no symptoms, some people get severe pain or complications from their stones.

 

Keyhole surgery is the most effective way of dealing with symptomatic gallstones.

Hernias are a weakness of the abdominal wall that results in a bulge or lump, typically in the groin, at the umbilicus or at the site of a previous scar. Sometimes they can be painful and effect your activities.

 

Surgery, either open or keyhole, is used to fix hernias.

Most of us have suffered from heartburn at some stage. For many it is a daily occurrence and medication is needed to control it. For some it is severe and even the medication is not always enough.

 

Surgery can be a very effective treatment for some people with severe symptoms.

Obesity is an increasingly common problem and is associated with the development of diabetes, high blood pressure, certain cancers and other health issues. 

 

Weight-loss or bariatric surgery may be appropriate for those with health issues who have not been able to lose weight any other way.

Surgery can be a very effective treatment for some people with severe symptoms.

Daycase Surgery

With the development of laparoscopic or 'keyhole' surgery techniques and the advances in general anaesthesia, many of these operations can be performed as daycase procedures which allows a rapid return to normal activities.

 

I work with skilled anaesthetists who specialise in anaesthesia for day case surgery. Please see the page titles 'Colleagues' for further info.

Gastrointestinal Surgery

There are many conditions that can effect the gastrointestinal tract and some may benefit from surgery.

I work with skilled and experienced gastroenterologists to determine if surgery is appropriate.