Mr Adam Barlow

Mr Adam Barlow

General surgery 06052680

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About me

I offer a service encompassing general surgery and surgery for abdominal and retroperitoneal sarcoma (soft tissue tumours). I also work with a number of spinal surgeons, helping them access the spinal column through small incisions and avoiding major blood vessels. In addition to this my NHS practice also includes kidney transplantation.
After qualifying with honours from the University of Leicester in 2002 I undertook surgical training in the East Midlands and latterly at the world-renowned Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge. I then worked for a year at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle as a consultant general surgeon specialising in hepatobiliary and transplant surgery. I took up my current post in Leeds in 2016.
My particular areas of interest are laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and surgery for soft tissue tumours arising in the abdomen or retroperitoneum.

I am an experienced and advanced laparoscopic surgeon, having performed over 750 keyhole operations. These range from removal of kidneys for transplant (live donor nephrectomy), through to removal of the gallbladder (cholecystectomy) and repair of abdominal wall hernias.
My abdominal and retroperitoneal sarcoma practice is one of the largest in the north of England, performing in excess of 40 procedures per year. These often require removal of adjacent organs including kidney and bowel. I also specialise in the treatment of desmoid tumours of the abdominal wall, usually in conjunction with a plastic surgeon, and surgery for polycystic kidneys.

In my NHS role I am the service lead for renal transplant and the clinical governance lead for hepatobiliary and transplant surgery. Within this remit I have responsibility for ensuring that the appropriate systems are in place to ensure patient safety and maintain quality of care.

I have a strong research interest. During my training I spent two years undertaking research towards my doctorate, which I was awarded with distinction in 2011. I have also won a number of prestigious national research prizes and have published articles in a number of areas including laparoscopic surgery, pain relief following surgery, gallstone disease and kidney transplantation.

Areas of interest

laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery; inguinal hernia; incisional hernia; ventral hernia; gallstones and cholecystectomy (removal of gallbladder); retroperitoneal and abdominal sarcoma and soft tissue tumours; desmoid tumour; polycystic kidneys; minimally invasive spinal access surgery

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