Mr Bart Decadt

Consultant General Surgeon

MD (Leuven), MD (Norwich), FRCSI, FRCS (Gen Surg)


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I completed my medical training in Belgium, before completing my surgical training in South Africa and Manchester. I also undertook the first MD degree at the University of East Anglia in evidence based laparoscopic surgery. I was appointed as a consultant surgeon in 2005 at Stepping Hill Hospital.

I have pioneered laparoscopic assisted cancer surgery for stomach and oesophagus in the North West. I regularly perform advanced laparoscopic and weight loss surgery both in my NHS practice and in the private sector. My main clinical interest is bariatric surgery and during my research fellowship I was involved with the first laparoscopic gastric banding in the UK in 1997.

I am the lead consultant surgeon for upper GI surgery for the Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Gastrointestinal surgery
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Obesity surgery

Research and publications

Laparoscopic surgery and bariatric surgery. 

Current NHS posts

Consultant general surgeon, Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport

Personal profile

I enjoy outdoor activities with my family whenever I can, such as walking and travelling.

Contact information

Private secretary Barbara Dawson
Private secretary telephone 0161 440 9997
Private secretary fax 0161 440 8818
Private secretary email medicalsecretary@btinternet.com