Mr Martin Brett
Consultant General and Gastro-Intestinal Surgeon
MB BS, MA, FRCS, ChM
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Martin Brett at Spire include:
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
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.