Mr Richard Hardwick

Mr Richard Hardwick

Consultant General Surgeon (upper GI)


Specialises in

I am a General Surgeon with a specialist interest in oesophageal (gullet), gastric (stomach), gallbladder and hernia surgery. I perform a wide range of laparoscopic (keyhole) procedures for gallstones, acid reflux (GORD), hiatus hernias, 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.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Richard Hardwick at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Acid reflux
  • Achalasia
  • Hiatus hernias
  • Oesophageal cancer and stomach cancer

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Additional information

Consultant Upper Gastro-intestinal and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital NHS Trust, Cambridge