- Fee assured
- Awaiting verification
- Open Referral network
- Upper GI surgery
- Video and telephone consultations
I am a consultant bariatric and upper gastrointestinal surgeon. I undertook my training in general and upper gastrointestinal surgery in Sheffield, Manchester and Preston. After completing my training, I was appointed to the prestigious Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (one of the first and pioneering Bariatric programmes in North America, which began bariatric surgery in 1962).
I have a passion for the treatment of obesity and type 2 Diabetes. I have experience in the whole range of effective Bariatric and metabolic procedures (gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch) in addition to revisional surgery.
I also have a specific interest in the surgical treatment of reflux diseases (GORD) in addition to treatment of hernia and gallbladder issues.
To date, I have performed more than 300 bariatric operations in Canada and in the UK, in addition to more than 500 gall bladder operations.
I have a special interest in medical education and am involved in teaching and training medical students and junior doctors.
Areas of interest
Upper abdominal pain; Gallsones; Gallbladder Surgery; Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (keyhole removal of the gallbladder); Abdominal wall hernia; Groin (inguinal) hernia; Incisional hernia; Umbilical (belly button) hernia; Hernia Repair Surgery; Reflux disease; heartburn; GORD; Hiatus hernia; Gastroscopy; Antireflux surgery; Nissen Fundoplication; Partial fundoplication; Achalasia; Obesity; Bariatric Surgery; Metabolic Surgery; surgery for type 2 diabetes; Sleeve gastrectomy; Gastric bypass
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Bariatric and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon, County Durham and Darlington NHS Trust
(Additional) Languages spoken
Reference number 6035173
- Picktree LaneRickletonWASHINGTONNE38 9JZ
- 09:30 - 11:30
- 0191 448 7631
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.
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: cid.af562fb6580e48fa
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia - unilateral - (1-5)
Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia - bilateral - (1-5)
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (1-5)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - (1-5)