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Mr Martin Brett

Mr Martin Brett

Consultant General and Gastro-Intestinal Surgeon
MB BS, MA, FRCS, ChM

Practising at

Spire Cheshire Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Martin Brett at Spire include:

General surgery

General surgery

Other treatments

Surgery for gall stones and common bile duct stones, gastro-oesophageal reflux investigations and surgical treatment, minimal access surgery, hernia repair surgery, gastroscopy and children's surgery (circumcision, herniotomy, testicular maldescent) and skin lumps.

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Professional profile

I have been a consultant general gastro-intestinal surgeon for 23 years specialising in upper gastro-intestinal surgery. I have extensive experience of abdominal hernia repair including inguinal, femoral, umbilical and ventral hernias. Techniques used include laparoscopic repair as well as open. I carry out some hernia repairs under local anaesthetic.

Throughout my career I have carried out general paediatric surgery and specialise in procedures for phimosis, inguinal hernia and testicular maldescent. I excise skin lumps and subcutaneous lumps (eg lipoma) under local or general anaesthetic. Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) is another interest. I treat oesophageal motility disorders such as cardial achalasia both surgically (laparoscopic Heller’s myotomy) and endoscopically.

I carry out gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) and have performed over 2,000, mostly laparoscopic cholecystectomy for gallstones. However, I specialise in complex cases, including those with common bile duct stones.

Gastro-oesophageal reflux is a major interest. I provide a service for investigation (gastroscopy, oesophageal manometry, 24 hour oesophageal pH study) and surgical treatment (anti-reflux surgery). I have performed over 300 laparoscopic fundoplications for reflux as well as complex hiatus hernia repairs. I also manage reflux complications, such as oesophageal stricture and Barrett's oesophagus, endoscopically. I fulfil the JAG accreditation and quality requirements for gastroscopy.

Clinical Interests

Gastrointestinal surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Hernia repair surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / University of London (St Thomas's Hospital Medical School) / 1983
Basic medical qualification

MA / University of Oxford / 1985
Master of Arts in Physiology

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 1987
Fellow of Royal College

ChM / University of Liverpool / 1994
Master of Surgery


Professional memberships

Association of Surgeons of England
Association of Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgeons

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Current NHS posts

Consultant general and gastro-intestinal surgeon at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

I am an amateur geologist and I am studying part time for a degree. I enjoy travel both aboard and in the UK.

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Private contact details

Telephone Out patient appointments - 01925 215 087
Private secretary telephone 01928 730 092
Private secretary fax 01928 730 092