Mr Ian Pope

Consultant General and Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Surgeon
BA, BM BCh, MD, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ian Pope at Spire include:

General surgery

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Professional profile

I graduated from Cambridge University (1988) and Oxford University Medical School (1991). I underwent surgical training in Liverpool and Edinburgh where I trained in General and Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Surgery, including multi-organ transplantation (kidney, liver and pancreas). This included a fellowship as Senior Registrar at Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia. At the completion of his training, I was awarded the gold medal for the Intercollegiate Examination of the Royal College of Surgeons.

I have over ten years of Consultant experience within the NHS and was appointed as Consultant Surgeon at Bristol Royal Infirmary in 2005.

I have a special interest in surgery of the liver, gallbladder, bile duct and pancreas. I am a core member of the Avon Somerset and Wiltshire HPB Cancer Network MDT and receives referrals from GPs and other Consultant Surgeons and Physicians from the wider South West Region. He provides a benign biliary service for the local population specialising in surgery for gallstones and advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Positions of responsibility within the NHS: Lead Surgeon for HPB Surgery (2009-2013); Patient Safety Lead for Surgery (2009-2013); Clinical Director for Surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary (2013-2014); Member of the South West Regional Clinical Senate; Elected (2014) to the Council of the Great Britain and Ireland HPB Association (GBIHPBA).

Clinical Interests

General surgery
Pancreatic and biliary surgery
Minimal access surgery
Liver disease
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery

Gallstones, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (removal of gallbladder), Liver Surgery (cysts, colorectal metastases, liver cancer), Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer, Biliary Surgery, Pancreatitis, Hernia Surgery.

Private contact details

Private secretary Harriet Nicholls
Private secretary telephone 0117 980 4042
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS).
Great Britain and Ireland Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (GBIHPBA).
International Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (IHPBA).
British Association of Surgical Oncology (BASO).
South West Clinical Senate. British Medical Association.

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Current NHS posts

Consultant General and Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Surgeon, University Hospitals Bristol

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Personal Profile

I am married to a local GP and we have two children. Most of my time out of work is spent with the family. My interests include following most sports and I enjoy swimming, cycling, reading and travelling. My children are also trying to teach me to surf.

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