Consultant Profile

Mr Peter Small

Mr Peter Small RD, MD, FRCSEd, BSc
Practicing at:
Spire Washington Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
    • Obesity
  • Weight loss surgery (Obesity)
    Special clinical interests:

    Benign Upper Gastrointestinal disease
    Laparoscopic Surgery
    Obesity Surgery
    Gallstone disease
    Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
    Minimal access surgery

    Research interests:

    I have presented and published papers in reflux disease, laparoscopic surgery and surgical methods of weight management

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant General Surgeon, Sunderland Royal Hospital

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

    Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
    Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
    Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
    Council Member of British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society
    Vice Chairman of Experts in Severe and Complex Obesity (ESCO)
    Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
    Northumbria Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Training
    European Association for Endoscopic Surgery

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0191 418 8687
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0191 565 6256 extension 41252
    Private secretary email address:
    Personal email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Mr Small trained in general surgery in Scotland undergoing basic training in and around Edinburgh. His final years were spent in Dundee, one of the founding centres of laparoscopic surgery. He was privileged to train under the guidance of Prof Cuschieri, one of the pioneers of laparoscopic surgery in the UK. He was appointed as the first consultant general surgeon with an upper GI interest to Sunderland Royal Hospital on 1st January 1998 where he introduced laparoscopic surgery for reflux disease and obesity surgery.

    He has a particular interest in minimal access surgery and was quick to recognise the benefits of keyhole surgery in the management of obesity, establishing a North of England NHS referral service at Sunderland serving a population in excess of 3 million. He performs laparoscopic gastric banding, bypass and sleeve resection in my NHS practice and carry out over 100 obesity procedures a year. This number continues to grow.

    Personal profile:

    Mr Small is a serving officer in the Royal Naval Reserve having seen service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    His other non-medical interest is classical car restoration.

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    Mr Peter Small

    Mr Peter Small General surgery & Weight loss surgery (Obesity) Consultant, Washington, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, private hospital specialist.

    Procedures performed by Mr Small at Spire Washington Hospital

    Gastric Bypass

    Sleeve Gastrectomy

    Gastric Balloon Insertion

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