I specialise in the assessment, investigation, diagnosis and treatment of a range of abdominal conditions but especially gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and colorectal disorders. I have extensive experience in upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. I am also a fully accredited bowel cancer screening specialist.
Where a surgical intervention is required, I favour minimally invasive (keyhole or laparoscopic) approaches wherever possible and have tailored my training to mirror this interest having spent a two year fellowship at the Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit at Guildford. This provided valuable exposure to the latest laparoscopic treatments performed by experts from all over the world.
I consider the field of hernia surgery to be an area of special interest and during this period I was able to research the field of laparoscopic hernia repair and acquire extensive operative experience in this respect. I co-wrote the submission to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on behalf of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland which, when taken into consideration with evidence from other organisations, led to a change in the guidance on the use of laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernia repair.