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.
Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.
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.