I specialise in laparoscopic and oesophago-gastric surgery, and have a particular interest in laparoscopic obesity surgery, both primary and revisional. I have performed over 1000 laparoscopic gastric bypass, gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch procedures. I have taught and mentored consultant surgeons across the UK in these techniques and have been on the training committee of BOMSS, with responsibility for development of training programmes for UK surgeons.
I have been involved in laparoscopic surgery since its inception in the UK in 1990 and was the UK’s first laparoscopic surgery research fellow. My advanced surgical training took me through Leeds General Infirmary, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tufts Medical Centre, Boston, USA, and the National Cancer Centre Hospital, Tokyo.
I am currently President of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of GB and Ireland, I served 8 years, most recently on the Executive Council as Treasurer of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society, and I have been on the Council of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons of GB and Ireland. I am on the steering group for the National Bariatric Surgery Registry, the UK national database for bariatric surgery
I work at St James's University Hospital in Leeds and my private practice is based at Leeds Nuffield and Spire Leeds Hospitals. I am also part of the Phoenix group, and work with Tonic WLS providing high quality bariatric surgical services.
I promote innovative practice and have pioneered many complex laparoscopic procedures
I enjoy rock concerts and dad dancing with any of my four daughters who'll let me, watching rugby, walking (and the occasional run) with my dog, a glass of fine wine and a home cooked meal with my family.