Mr Keith Poskitt

Mr Keith Poskitt

General surgery 02386498

  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Vascular surgery


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Consulting at Cheltenham Nuffield & Cirencester Hospital

Mr Poskitt is a consultant general and vascular surgeon in Gloucestershire with over 30 years experience, specialising in venous disorders and local anaesthetic & laparoscopic hernia repairs. Mr Poskitt undertook his post-graduate surgical training in Sheffield, Charing Cross and Bristol.

Having introduced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery to Cheltenham for hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) & gallbladder surgery, he subsequently introduced keyhole surgery for hernia & varicose vein treatment. He now offers minimally invasive laparoscopic hernia surgery & both duplex guided foam sclerotherapy & radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for varicose veins.

Surgical Experience
Over the last 15 years, he has performed over 2,500 keyhole laparoscopic and 1,000 open procedures for all types of herniae including inguinal, femoral, obturator, spigelian, incisional and recurrent paraumbilical. Over a similar period, he has performed several thousand minimally invasive vein procedures (Foam and RFA) for patients with varicose veins & venous leg ulcers.

All patients require an individual assessment to have a bespoke treatment plan.Some patients with a hernia may not require surgery & can be treated conservatively. Others may require a procedure under local anaesthesia to reduce surgical risk & those fit for general anaesthesia would be offered keyhole (laparoscopic) procedure as a quality option. Patients with venous disease (varicose veins or leg ulcers) deserve an individual clinical assessment & a non invasive duplex assessment to formulate a management plan. Mr Poskitt established a Leg Ulcer Service in Gloucestershire & offers an accurate assessment to identify & treat the cause (most commonly leaking vein valves).

Mr Poskitt receives referrals for all types of hernia and venous problem. He has an established practice at Cheltenham Nuffield Hospital and aims to provide a rapid appointment on request.

Areas of interest

Varicose vein treatments;
Radiofrequency endothermal ablation;
Duplex guided foam sclerotherapy;
Specialist treatment for venous leg ulcers;
Arterial & venous assessment and treatment;

Laparoscopic (TEP 'keyhole surgery') hernia repairs;
Local anaesthetic hernia repairs;
Paraumbilical hernia repairs;
Epigastric hernia repairs;
Open & laparoscopic Incisional Hernia repairs;

Hyperhidrosis management;
Botox treatment for axillary & scalp hyperhidrosis,

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