Mr Adam Barlow
Consultant General and Sarcoma Surgeon
MD FRCS MB ChB
I am a consultant general surgeon at Spire Leeds. I offer a service encompassing general surgery and surgery for abdominal and retroperitoneal sarcoma (soft tissue tumours). My particular areas of interest are laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and surgery for soft tissue tumours arising in the abdomen or retroperitoneum.
I am an experienced and advanced laparoscopic surgeon, having performed over 600 keyhole operations. These range from removal of kidneys for transplant (live donor nephrectomy), through to removal of the gallbladder (cholecystectomy) and repair or abdominal wall hernias.
My abdominal and retroperitoneal sarcoma practice is one of the largest in the North of England, performing in excess of 30 procedures per year for this rare condition. These often require removal of adjacent organs including kidney and bowel. I also specialise in the treatment of desmoid tumours of the abdominal wall, usually performing surgery in conjunction with a plastic surgeon.
After qualifying with honours from the University of Leicester in 2002 I undertook surgical training in the East Midlands and latterly at the world-renowned Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. I then worked for a year at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle as a consultant general surgeon specialising in hepatobiliary and transplant surgery. I took up my current post in Leeds in 2016.
In addition to this, My NHS practice also includes kidney transplantation.
In my NHS role I am the clinical governance lead for hepatobiliary and transplant surgery. Within this remit I have the responsibility for ensuring that the appropriate systems are in place to ensure patient safety and maintain quality of care.
I have a strong research interest. During my training I spent two years undertaking research towards my doctorate, which I was awarded with distinction in 2011. I have also won a number of prestigious national research prizes and have published articles in a number of areas including laparoscopic surgery, pain relief following surgery, gallstone disease and kidney transplantation. One of my current research projects is working to improve the involvement of patients in making decisions regarding their treatment.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Adam Barlow at Spire include:
Other treatments include:
Spire Leeds Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MB ChB / University of Leicester / 2002
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MD / University of Leicester / 2011
Doctor of Medicine
FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2013
Fellowship, Royal Colleges of Surgeons
Consultant general, transplant and sarcoma surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Honorary senior lecturer, University of Leeds
I live locally in Roundhay with my wife, who is a paediatrician, and our two sons. My main interests outside work are spending time with my family and rugby. I combine these interests as a coach of a junior team at West Park rugby club. I remain an avid Leicester Tigers fan from my university days and although my playing days are long over I am also a qualified referee.
In any spare time left I also enjoy entertaining and exploring the wonderful Yorkshire countryside.