Mr Oliver H Priest

Mr Oliver H Priest

General surgery 04322652


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Upper GI surgery


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About me

Mr Priest qualified at the University of Manchester in 1996. He completed his specialist training in London and then undertook a dedicated surgical oncology fellowship with Professor Hanna at St Mary’s Hospital in 2010.
He was first appointed to a consultant post at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in 2011.
He developed advanced laparoscopic skills for complex upper gastrointestinal surgery at the MATTU centre of excellence and learnt how to perform laparoscopic hernia surgery using the TEP technique. Mr Priest went on to work with Professor Griffin at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals in the largest oesophagogastric unit in Europe, gaining further experience in all aspects of upper gastrointestinal surgery.
He moved to a permanent position at the University Hospitals North Midlands in 2015 and has settled in Staffordshire with his wife and two young boys.

Mr Priest has expertise in a variety of general surgical conditions including gallstones, reflux disease, dyspepsia, oesophageal motility disorders and all types of abdominal wall hernia. He is committed to providing the best possible standard of expert care in a safe and comfortable environment.

Mr Priest always uses a patient-centred approach to discuss available treatment options and offers surgical techniques tailored specifically to individual need.

Mr Priest has a comprehensive academic training in cancer biology and surgical oncology, having completed a full time postgraduate research post leading to the successful award of a PhD degree from Imperial College London for his thesis on the role of heme oxygenase in oesophagogastric cancer.

Mr Priest has received formal training in project management, communication skills, group dynamics, research methodology and successfully submitted numerous clinical studies for local ethics committee approval.

He has presented his work at various national and international forums. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored a number of book chapters relating to recent surgical innovations.

Mr Priest developed and co-authored new national guidelines for the safe insertion of nasogastric tubes on behalf of the National Patient Safety Agency.
He is currently recruiting patients into high-quality NIHR portfolio studies and is the local Principal Investigator for national clinical trials.

Areas of interest

Minimal access surgery for benign and complex oesophageal conditions including reflux disease, hiatus hernia and motility disorders;
Laparoscopic hiatal hernia surgery;
Laparoscopic groin hernia repair;
Laparoscopic reflux surgery (fundoplication);
Abdominal wall hernia;
Inguinal hernia;
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy;
Gallstone disease;
Gallbladder removal;
Laparoscopic hernia repair;
Laparoscopic incisional hernia repair;
Open surgery groin hernia repair;
Umbilical hernia repair;
Diagnostic endoscopy;
Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy);
Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy;
Oesophagogastric cancer;
Oesophageal physiology and manometry

Personal interests:
Running, hiking and football, and teaching classical guitar.
Rugby coach to the Under-10s at Eccleshall RUFC.

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