Mr Brian Dobbins

Consultant General Surgeon
MB ChB, FRCS (Glasg), FRCS (Gen Surg)

Practising at

Spire Elland Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Brian Dobbins at Spire include:

General surgery

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant General Surgeon at the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust, with a specialist interest in upper gastro-intestinal and minimal invasive surgery. I qualified in 1990 from Liverpool University and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow in 1995.

I came to Yorkshire in 1996 to perform research at Leeds General Infirmary. My specialist surgical training was completed in the Yorkshire Region where I had the pleasure of working with many well-respected surgeons including Professor McMahon, Mr Chris Royston and Mr Henry Sue-Ling amongst others.

I have been trained in the management of both benign and malignant upper GI diseases. I have a particular interest in minimal invasive surgery and have been trained in laparoscopic cholecystectomy, inguinal hernia repair, Nissen Fundoplication and splenectomy.

Whilst working in Leeds and Hull I have gained experience in performing laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures for morbid obesity. Together with this and an interest in clinical nutrition, nurtured during my time of research. Other general surgical skills acquired during his training include both diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy and many other aspects within the field of gastro-intestinal surgery.

Clinical Interests

Laparoscopic surgery
Weight loss surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

Mb Chb / Liverpool / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Frcs (Glasgow) / Glasgow / 1995
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

FRCS (Gen Surg) / UK / 2002
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow
Association of upper G I Surgeons of GB and Ireland

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Current NHS posts

Consultant General Surgeon, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

I was born in Cheshire and went to Wirral Grammar School and studied in Liverpool University. I am married to Deborah and have four wonderful children. My interests outside work are centred on my wife and family. As Christians we as a family are actively involved with our local Baptist Church. Other interests, time permitting, include playing and watching football, squash, rugby and most other sports.

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Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Elland 01422 324041 or 324020