- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Not in Open Referral network
- Upper GI surgery
- Video and telephone consultations
Nick specialises in gastrointestinal and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. His specialist interests include the treatment of hernias, gallstone disease and gastro-oesophageal reflux surgery.
He qualified from Southampton University in 1987 and undertook his post-graduate surgical training at Guys and St Thomas’ hospitals. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and was awarded a Master of Surgery degree by London University for his research into blood flow in the stomach and gastro-intestinal tract and published numerous scientific papers based upon this work. He then undertook advanced laparoscopic training at the Minimal Access Training Unit in Guildford. He was appointed consultant surgeon to Maidstone and Tunbridge in 2000 where he led the centralisation of gastro-oesophageal cancer surgery in Kent for several years.
Nick trained as a general surgeon and therefore sees and treats patients across the whole speciality of general surgical conditions.
However he discontinued cancer surgery in 2008 and his practice is now dedicated to benign upper GI pathology, the laparoscopic treatment of abdominal wall and groin hernias and gallstones. Over the last decade he has developed a particular interest in the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. He established and leads the first multi-disciplinary team dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with reflux. He founded RefluxUK and now has one of the greatest experiences of the LINX sphincter augmentation device in Europe. In 2017 he left the NHS and now works in full time private practice.
Nick is married to Gabrielle and they have four children. When not working he enjoys cooking, wine, travel and riding horses, competing at a very amateur level as a one day event rider.
Areas of interest
Laparoscopic surgery; Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease; Reflux: GORD; Dyspepsia; Abdominal pain; Indigestion; Gastric disease; Stomach disease; Gallstones; Biliary colic; Cholecystitis; Endoscopy - upper GI; Gastroscopy; Hernias, including inguinal hernia; incisional hernia; epigastric hernia; femoral hernia; Umbilical Hernia; Sportsman's groin; Nissen's Fundoplication; LINX® Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); STOP and robotic surgery.
- Karen Mays/Kathryn Smith/Eleanor Theobald
- Suite I, Priory Park Beech Green Lane Withyham Hartfield TN7 4DB
- 01892 800355
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Priya Suaris Not Fee Assured
- Dr Amina Shariff Not Fee Assured
- Dr Benjamin T Rudge Fee Assured
- Dr George Rupert Graham Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Nick Boyle was appointed as consultant surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in 2000. He resigned from the NHS in 2017 and now works full time in private practice.
Nick’s research degree involved measuring stomach blood flow following surgery and the effect of drugs on gastrointestinal perfusion. He has published over thirty papers in peer reviewed journals. He has also published on anti-reflux surgery and established the first Gastro oesophageal reflux disease MDT in the UK.
Nick is married with four children. He is a keen cook and spends most of his free time eventing with his horse.
Courses offered to GPs
I regularly speak to groups of GPs and at conferences on a variety of topics including the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
I have been an invited speaker on the treatment of Reflux at both National and International meetings
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.https://www.refluxuk.com
- Fellow of The Royal College Of Surgeons of England he Royal College Of Surgeons of England 1993
- Master of Surgery London University 2000
- Laparoscopic Fellow Minimal Access Therapy Unit Guildford 2000
Reference number 3245617
Affiliations / memberships
European Foregut Society
Association of Surgeons
Association of Upper GI Surgeons
Independent Doctors Federation
- King Edward Vii's Hospital5-10 Beaumont...
- 15:00 - 17:30
- 01892 800355
- Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells...
- 14:00 - 18:00
- 01892 800355
- Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital, TN3 0RD
- 08:30 - 13:00
- 01892 800355
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
IV sedation administered by operator - (>50)
Catheterless oesophageal pH monitoring (e.g. bravo) - (5-50)
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)
Laporoscopic Insertion of magnetic band for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (LINX) - (5-50)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with peri-operative cholangiogram - (5-50)
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