Mr Richard Hardwick
Consultant General Surgeon (upper GI)
MBBS, MD, FRCS
I am a General Surgeon with a specialist interest in oesophageal (gullet), gastric (stomach), gallbladder and hernia surgery. In addition, I treat patients with obesity. I perform a wide range of laparoscopic (keyhole) procedures for gallstones, acid reflux (GORD), hiatus hernias, obesity and hernias.
I trained in the South West and was then a consultant in Cardiff before relocating to Cambridge in 2001 to establish the Oesophago-gastric Unit. I spent two years in research investigating a condition called Barrett's Oesophagus which is caused by gastro-oesophageal reflux (this causes heartburn). This condition is on the increase and has been linked to a rising incidence of gullet cancer.
I was a Lecturer in Surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary before moving to Cardiff University Hospital as Senior Lecturer.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard Hardwick at Spire include: