Consultant Profile

Professor Giles Toogood

Professor Giles Toogood MA DM FRCS (Gen)
Practicing at:
Spire Harrogate Clinic, Spire Ilkley Clinic and Spire Leeds Hospital, Spire Methley Park Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Liver disease
    • Pancreatic and biliary surgery
Special clinical interests:

Gallbladder surgery
Hepatobiliary and laparoscopic surgery
Liver surgery
Liver tumours

Research interests:

Colorectal liver metastases and gallstones

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant General Surgeon, St James's University Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery, University of Leeds

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

Chairman, Great Britain and Ireland Hepatopancreatobiliary Association
International Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association
European and African Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association
Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0113 218 5668
Private secretary:
Kelley Hartley
Private secretary telephone number:
0113 218 5668
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Professor Giles Toogood is a consultant hepatobiliary surgeon based at Spire Leeds Hospital, St James's University Hospital and Wharfedale General Hospital. He qualified at Oxford University and subsequently trained in Oxford, Cambridge and Australia, including a period of research for Doctor of Medicine thesis.

The St James's Hospital Hepatobiliary Unit is one of the busiest in Europe, performing liver transplantation, liver resection and laparoscopic surgery. As one of the consultants in the unit Professor Toogood performs both open and keyhole surgery specialising in hepatic and biliary disease.

Mr Toogood is the Clinical Director for Day Surgery at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and has a particular interest in day care laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal).

As an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons and as a member of the Yorkshire Training Committee Professor Toogood has an interest in training. Professor Toogood also has a busy research programme studying colorectal liver cancer and has fellows working towards MD and PhDs. They have recently been awarded both MRC and CRUK Research Fellowships to support this work.

Each year Professor Toogood performs in excess of 250 laparoscopic cholecystectomies and 100 major liver operations including laparoscopic liver resection and liver transplants.

Personal profile:

Professor Giles Toogood is married to a local GP and has three daughters. He played both first class cricket and rugby in the 1980s and continues to play for his local club side with increasingly stiff joints!

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Professor Giles Toogood

Professor Giles Toogood General surgery Consultant, Leeds, West Yorkshire, private hospital specialist.

Professor Giles Toogood's personal website

For further information about Mr Toogood's medical practice and his special surgical interests, visit his personal website, Yorkshire Gallstone Clinic.

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