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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.

Gallbladder Surgery

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.

Hernia Surgery

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.

Anti-Reflux Surgery

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. Sometimes it can be associated with a hiatus hernia.

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

Weight Loss Surgery

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.

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