Mr Tom Wiggins
Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgeon
MBChB PhD FRCS
As a Consultant in Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgery at University Hospitals Birmingham, I have a strong background in both fields, with a focus on laparoscopic (keyhole) techniques.
I have I completed my surgical training in London and I was then selected for the prestigious Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery at the internationally-recognised Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, which is an international centre of excellence for bariatric surgery. This has provided me with extensive experience in both upper gastrointestinal and general surgery.
My primary interest is in all aspects of benign upper gastrointestinal and general surgery. In particular my focus is upon the use of keyhole surgery (laparoscopic) techniques. I perform gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) and hernia repair surgery.
I am passionate about surgical training and am Education Lead for my Department. This role enables me to guide the training of the surgeons of the future. I have also completed a post-graduate certificate in medical education.
I have a strong academic background and have published over 50 research articles. I have completed a PhD at Imperial College London regarding the use of breath testing for early diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal disease. My primary research focus is now the use of large-scale data to improve patient outcomes.
MBChB / University of Leicester / 2007
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBChB is my undergraduate medical degree.
PhD / Imperial College London / 2017
Doctor of Philosophy
PhD is my three-year research degree.
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons England
Member of Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
Member of British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society
Member of InternationalFederation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
I am Education Lead for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery at University Hospitals Birmingham.
I am Audit Lead for Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery at University Hospitals Birmingham
Assurance of surgical quality within multicenter randomized controlled trials for bariatric and metabolic surgery: a systematic review - Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases
Association of bariatric surgery with all-cause mortality and incidence of obesity-related disease at a population level: A systematic review and meta-analysis - PLOSMed