Consultant Profile

Mr Philip Conaghan

Mr Philip Conaghan MA BM BCh DM FRCS (Gen Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Dunedin Hospital, Reading
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
Special clinical interests:
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Modern management of haemorrhoids (HALO, stapled haemorrhoidectomy)
  • Other perianal conditions (fissures, anal fistula)
  • Hernia surgery
  • Bowel cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
Research interests:

Laparoscopic bowel surgery
Modern management of haemorrhoids
Treatment of bowel cancer

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, Berks
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, West Berkshire Community Hospital, Newbury, Berks

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

Fellow Royal College of Surgeons
Association of Coloproctocology of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Fran Spriggs
Private secretary telephone number:
0118 955 3452
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Philip Conaghan was appointed to the General Surgery Department at the Royal Berkshire as a colorectal surgeon in April 2009.

He graduated from Oxford Medical School in 1995 and subsequently trained in Norwich, London and then back in Oxford. Following the completion of surgical training in 2008 he secured one of the prestigious Ethicon laparoscopic colorectal fellowships in Nottingham in 2008 before being appointed to the Royal Berkshire.

He was awarded a DM post-graduate degree from Oxford University for his research into bowel cancer.

He specialises in laparoscopic (keyhole) bowel surgery for bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel disease; the treatment of perianal conditions such as haemorrhoids, fissures and fistulae; colonoscopy and all types of hernias.

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Mr Philip Conaghan

Mr Philip Conaghan General surgery Consultant, Reading, Berkshire, private hospital specialist.

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