Consultant Profile

Mr Stuart Mercer

Mr Stuart Mercer DM MA BM BCh FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Portsmouth Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
    • Obesity Surgery
    • Pancreatic and biliary surgery
  • Weight loss surgery (Obesity)
    Special clinical interests:

    Laparoscopic hernia repair
    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery
    Oesophageal cancer surgery
    Gastric cancer surgery

    Research interests:

    Gallstone surgery
    Oesophageal cancer

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

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

    AUGIS Association of Upper GI Surgeons
    ASGBI Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
    Royal College of Surgeons of England

    Contact Details 
    Private secretary:
    Carol Pantling
    Private secretary telephone number:
    023 9235 1333
    Private secretary fax:
    023 9235 1333
    Private secretary email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Mr Mercer is an upper gastro-intestinal surgeon with a specialist interest in gallstone disease, anti-reflux surgery and hernia repairs. He has particular expertise in the management of cancer of the stomach and oesophagus. He performs the vast majority of his operations using laparoscopic techniques (‘keyhole surgery’); this usually leads to small scars, less pain and a quicker recovery after surgery.

    Mr Mercer studied medicine at Oxford University, where he graduated with honours; he then continued his training as a surgeon in the Royal Navy, in the West Country and in Wessex, seeing active service as a war surgeon off Iraq and in Afghanistan. He completed his specialist training in upper gastrointestinal surgery in London (St Mary’s and The Royal Marsden).

    He now works as a Consultant General and Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. He offers personal, quality treatment throughout the patient pathway, and believes that attention to detail is the key to successful surgery.

    Personal profile:

    His main hobbies are running, cycling and mountaineering; he has climbed 13 of the 4000m peaks of the Alps, and has run three marathons. His wife is an anaesthetist in Southampton, and his two small sons keep him young.

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