Mr Stuart Mercer
General and Upper GI Surgeon
DM MA BM BCh FRCS
I am an upper gastro-intestinal surgeon with a specialist interest in gallstone disease, anti-reflux surgery and hernia repairs. I have particular expertise in the management of cancer of the stomach and oesophagus. I perform the vast majority of my operations using laparoscopic techniques ("keyhole surgery"). This usually leads to small scars, less pain and a quicker recovery after surgery.
I studied medicine at Oxford University, where I graduated with honours. I then continued my training as a surgeon in the Royal Navy, in the West Country and in Wessex, seeing active service as a war surgeon off Iraq and in Afghanistan. I completed my specialist training in upper gastrointestinal surgery in London (St Mary's and The Royal Marsden). I now work as a Consultant General and Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.
I offer personal, quality treatment throughout the patient pathway, and believe that attention to detail is the key to successful surgery.
My main hobbies are running, cycling and mountaineering. I have climbed 13 of the 4000m peaks of the Alps, and have ran three marathons. My wife is an anaesthetist in Southampton, and my two small sons keep me young.