Mr Philip Conaghan

Mr Philip Conaghan

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Dunedin Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Philip Conaghan at Spire include:

General surgery

Colorectal surgery


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Professional profile

Philip Conaghan was appointed to the General Surgery Department at the Royal Berkshire Hospital as a colorectal and general surgeon in 2009. He graduated from Oxford University Medical School in 1995 and subsequently trained in Norwich, London and then back in Oxford. Following the completion of surgical training in 2008 he secured one of the prestigious Ethicon laparoscopic colorectal fellowships in Nottingham in 2008 before being appointed to the Royal Berkshire Hospital. He was awarded a DM post-graduate degree from Oxford University for his research into bowel cancer.

Mr Conaghan specialises in colorectal surgery including laparoscopic (keyhole) bowel surgery for bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, the treatment of perianal conditions such as haemorrhoids, fissures and fistulae and all types of abdominal wall and groin hernias and procedures. He is experienced in diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy as well as diagnostic gastroscopies (OGD). He has an excellent completion record (>97% for 2010-2015) and polyp-detection record for colonoscopy and carries out about 220 colonoscopies per year.

In addition to his clinical work, Mr Conaghan examines regularly for Oxford University Medical School and teaches surgeons in training courses run by the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Clinical Interests

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal surgery
Inflammatory bowel disease
Colorectal surgery
Endovascular surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery

Private contact details

Telephone 0118 955 3491
Private secretary Fran Spriggs
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

MA BM BCh DM FRCS / Oxford University / 1995
Master of Arts, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Doctor of Medicine, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
DM is a post-graduate doctorate given by Oxford University; FRCS is the final surgeon's qualification

Professional memberships

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and NI
General Medical Council
Medical Protection Society

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Current NHS posts

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, Berkshire
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, West Berkshire Community Hospital, Thatcham, Berkshire

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