BA (Cantab), BMBChn (Oxon), MD, FRCS
Consultant General Surgeon
Special clinical interests
General surgery, Hernia surgery, Varicose and thread vein treatment (Including Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy) Treatment for gallbladder disease, Laparoscopic surgery, Hand Surgery, Skin Lesions.
Current NHS and /or university posts
University Hospitals Birmingham
Year of first medical Qualification
I am a consultant general surgeon with a specialist interest in vascular surgery. I have a special interest in minimally invasive surgery (varicose veins, gallbladder and hernia repair). I am happy to see patients with the following problems:
General Surgery: Gallstones, hernia, skin lesions, carpal tunnel syndrome, benign bowel conditions, piles, pilonidal sinus, lymph nodes and spleen.
Vascular Surgery: Aneurysm, arterial problems in the legs, carotid disease (mini-stroke), varicose veins (radiofrequency ablation) and thread veins including Ultrasound guided Sclerotherapy
Endocrine Surgery: Thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery
I studied at Cambridge University (Emmanuel College) from 1982 to 1985 and his medical training at Oxford University (Magdalen College) from 1985 to 1988.
I moved back to Birmingham in 1988 and all of his subsequent training was based in the West Midlands. He taught anatomy at the University of Birmingham for a year. He then passed his FRCS examinations and entered research for 18 months at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The subject of his MD thesis was ‘Ischaemia-reperfusion injury in intermittent claudication’. This studied the possible harmful effect of walking in patients with arterial disease of their legs (causing a tightness in the calf after walking for a certain distance).
In 1998 I passed the final FRCS examination and was appointed Consultant Surgeon at Good Hope Hospital in October 1999, since qualifying I have developed a reputation for my surgical skill and excellent patient interaction, and hold my Private clinics in Sutton Coldfield and across the West Midlands.