Mr Martin Brett

Consultant General and Gastro-Intestinal Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Gallbladder / Gallstone removal
  • Laparoscopic / open hernia repair
  • Surgery for acid reflux (fundoplication)
  • Skin / subcutaneous lump removal

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I have been a consultant general gastro-intestinal surgeon for 23 years specialising in upper gastro-intestinal surgery. I have extensive experience of abdominal hernia repair including inguinal, femoral, umbilical and ventral hernias. Techniques used include laparoscopic repair as well as open. I carry out some hernia repairs under local anaesthetic.

Throughout my career I have carried out general paediatric surgery and specialise in procedures for phimosis, inguinal hernia and testicular maldescent. I excise skin lumps and subcutaneous lumps (eg lipoma) under local or general anaesthetic. Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) is another interest. I treat oesophageal motility disorders such as cardial achalasia both surgically (laparoscopic Heller’s myotomy) and endoscopically.

I carry out gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) and have performed over 2,000, mostly laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallstones. However, I specialise in complex cases, including those with common bile duct stones.

Gastro-oesophageal reflux is a major interest. I provide a service for investigation (gastroscopy, oesophageal manometry, 24 hour oesophageal pH study) and surgical treatment (anti-reflux surgery). I have performed over 300 laparoscopic fundoplications for reflux as well as complex hiatus hernia repairs. I also manage reflux complications, such as oesophageal stricture and Barrett's oesophagus, endoscopically. I fulfil the JAG accreditation and quality requirements for gastroscopy.


General Medical Council Number: C2838397

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Martin Brett at Spire include:

General surgery

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Children's surgery (circumcision, herniotomy, testicular maldescent)
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux investigations and surgical treatment
  • Gastroscopy
  • Hernia repair surgery
  • Minimal access surgery
  • Skin lumps
  • Surgery for gall stones and common bile duct stones

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Additional information

Gastrointestinal surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Hernia repair surgery

MB BS / University of London (St Thomas's Hospital Medical School) / 1983
Basic medical qualification

MA / University of Oxford / 1985
Master of Arts in Physiology

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 1987
Fellow of Royal College

ChM / University of Liverpool / 1994
Master of Surgery

Professional memberships

Association of Surgeons of England

Association of Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgeons

Consultant general and gastro-intestinal surgeon at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

I am an amateur geologist and I am studying part time for a degree. I enjoy travel both aboard and in the UK.

Telephone Outpatient appointments - 01925 215 087
Private secretary telephone 01928 730 092
Private secretary fax 01928 730 092