Mr Michael Nutt

Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgeon

BMedSci, MBBS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen)

Specialises in

I am originally from Pontypool in South Wales and qualified from Nottingham University Medical School in 1990. I returned to Wales to complete my surgical training and became a Consultant Surgeon at the Royal Gwent Hospital in 2005. My main professional interests are in keyhole surgery. The benefits of key-hole surgery are smaller scars, less pain and a quicker return to normal activities. I commonly perform laparoscopic operations in the treatment of gallbladder stones and bile duct stones routinely using cholangiography (X-rays) to aid the procedure.Groin hernia repair is one of the most common operations performed in the UK and I almost exclusively use a key-hole approach to this operation using the TEP (totally extraperitoneal) technique. This has proven to be a less painful operation than traditional hernia repair and results in a quicker return to normal activities.I have a large NHS practice for the assessment of patients for weight loss surgery. Having had experience of a variety of surgical techniques, I have specialised in Gastric Banding as the surgical treatment of choice for weight loss. This is a very safe and effective surgical method for achieving significant weight loss. I also have the largest experience in the South Wales region of intragastric balloons in the treatment of obesity.I also use the keyhole technique for the surgical treatment of acid reflux disease and the repair of hiatus hernias.I have had extensive media involvement including appearing on ITV's 'This Morning' to discuss a rare type of hernia repair. I have been interviewed on Real Radio and Red Dragon Radio discussing the provision of weight loss surgery in Wales and have featured in the Western Mail for weight loss surgery issues. I have also featured in the South Wales Argus on the development of the key-hole surgery service for the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Michael Nutt at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

Keyhole operations for the following:

  • Gallbladder stones and bile duct stones
  • Hernia
  • Acid reflux disease
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Gastric banding for weight loss
  • Non-surgical gastric balloon for weight loss
  • Surgery for cancer of the stomach and oesophagus

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Gastrointestinal surgery
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Minimal access surgery
Obesity surgery
Weight loss surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / Nottingham University Medical Schoo / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Advisor to Torfaen Obesity Management Group

Examiner, University of Wales School of Medicine

Lead Clinician for Upper GI Cancer, Gwent NHS Trust

Current NHS posts

Upper GI and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport

Personal profile

I am a jazz music enthusiast and play the alto saxophone, piano and drums. I am also interested in a variety of sports and am a lifelong supporter of Pontypool RFC. In the past I have played representative rugby, cricket and tennis and continue to retain a keen interest for these sports.

Financial interests

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group PLC.

Contact information

Telephone 029 2073 6011
Private secretary Charlotte Ford
Private secretary email