Consultant Profile

Mr Michael Nutt

Mr Michael Nutt BMedSci, MBBS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen)
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
    • Obesity Surgery
  • Weight loss surgery (Obesity)
    Special clinical interests:

    Key hole operations for the following:
    Gallbladder stones and bile duct stones
    Acid reflux disease
    Hiatus hernia
    Gastric banding for weight loss
    Non-surgical gastric balloon for weight loss
    Surgery for cancer of the stomach and oesophagus

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgeon  Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
    Advisor to Torfaen Obesity Management Group
    Examiner, University of Wales School of Medicine
    Lead Clinician for Upper GI Cancer, Gwent NHS Trust

    Financial interests/shares:

    Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group PLC

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    029 2073 6011
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    I am originally from Pontypool in South Wales and qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 1990. I returned to Wales to complete my surgical training and became a Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Gwent Hospital in 2005. My main professional interests are in “key-hole” surgery. The benefits of key-hole surgery are smaller scars, less pain and a quicker return to normal activities. I commonly perform laparoscopic operations in the treatment of gallbladder stones and bile duct stones routinely using cholangiography (X-rays) to aid the procedure.

    Groin hernia repair is one of the commonest operations performed in the UK and I almost exclusively use a “key-hole” approach to this operation using the TEP (totally extraperitoneal) technique. This has been shown to be a less painful operation than traditional hernia repair and results in a quicker return to normal activities.

    I have a large NHS practice for the assessment of patients for weight loss surgery and, having had experience of a variety of surgical techniques, I have specialised in Gastric Banding as the surgical treatment of choice for weight loss. This is a very safe and effective surgical method for achieving significant weight loss. I also have the largest experience in the South  Wales region of intragastric balloons in the treatment of obesity.

    I also use the “key–hole” technique for the surgical treatment of acid reflux disease and the repair of hiatus hernias.

    I have had extensive media involvement including appearing on ITV’s “This Morning” to discuss a rare type of hernia repair. I have been interviewed on Real Radio and Red Dragon Radio discussing the provision of weight loss surgery in Wales and have featured in the Western Mail also on weight loss surgery issues. I have also featured in the South Wales Argus on the development of the “key- hole” surgery service for Gwent.

    Personal profile:

    I am a jazz music enthusiast and play the alto saxophone, piano and drums. I am also interested in a variety of sports and am a  lifelong supporter of Pontypool RFC. I have (in the past) played representative rugby, cricket and tennis and continue to keep a keen interest in these sports.

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