Mr Matthew Metcalfe

Mr Matthew Metcalfe

General Surgeon
MD, FRCS, MB, BChir (Cantab)

"I enjoy working at Spire Leicester because staff value the quality of patients' experience as highly as I do. In clinic I am able to give patients the time they deserve."

Practising at

Spire Leicester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Matthew Metcalfe at Spire include:

General surgery

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Professional profile

I have been a consultant general surgeon at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust with a specialist interest in gallstones, liver and pancreas for over 8 years.

In addition to the diagnosis and assessment of general abdominal conditions, and performing standard open surgery for these, I specialise in keyhole surgery for the treatment of gallstones and hernias and am trained in keyhole surgery for sportsman's groin. I perform a range of diagnostic and treatment endoscopies, including ERCP for the management of blocked bile ducts and gallstones.

I perform over 400 procedures a year, most commonly for gallstones. I can perform some hernia surgery under local anaesthetic when that is preferred.

Having served 5 years as the treasurer of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, I have since concentrated on supporting the management of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, first taking up the position of Head of Service for General Surgery, then Medical Lead for Cancer across the Trust.

I am now deputy Medical Directors at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS trust with responsibility for improving patient experience amongst my portfolio.

I am Principle Investigator at Leicester for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund National Tissue Bank responsible for collecting samples to help research into tackling this dreadful disease.

Clinical Interests

Gallstone surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Liver disease
Pancreatic and biliary surgery

Mr Metcalfe is a Consultant Surgeon specialising in laparoscopic (keyhole) and open surgery for hernias, gallstones, liver, bile duct and pancreas conditions.

Private contact details

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Private secretary Sara Whatton
Private secretary telephone 0116 258 8327
Private secretary email sara.whatton@uhl-tr.nh

Media Coverage

Tissue bank to help pancreatic cancer research

Increase in pancreatic cancer survival rates would be best tribute to Treena.

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Qualification and professional memberships

BChir (Cantab) / University of Cambridge / 1994
Primary medical qualification

MB / University of Cambridge / 1994
Primary medical qualification

FRCS / London / 1999
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons

MD / University of Leicester / 2004
Post graduate degree researching kidney transplantation

Professional memberships

Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain
Royal College of Surgeons of England
General Medical Council

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Current NHS posts

Consultant General Surgeon, Leicester University Hospitals of Leicester, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leicester, Deputy Medical Director, University Hospitals of Leicester.


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Research and Publication

I have published papers on many aspects of surgery including keyhole surgery for the removal of gallbladder and surgery for liver cancers. I have active research projects into several new approaches to the treatment of cancers of the liver and pancreas, including the beneficial effects of omega-3 from fish oil.


Treatment Access and Survival Amongst British Asians with Pancreatic Cancer.

Case report of mannose-binding lectin (MBL) deficiency and postoperative sepsis and coagulopathy in a patient following total pancreatectomy for chronic pancreatitis.

Pancreatic stellate cells and pancreas cancer: current perspectives and future strategies.

Biliary stenting for benign and malignant obstructive jaundice: safe use of extended stent-change intervals.

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Personal Profile

I really enjoy running, swimming and cycling and have twice cycled from Leicester to Skegness to raise money for pancreas and liver research! In less energetic and more reflective moods I will take the dogs for a walk down the canal, and if I'm very lucky my kids will join me for the fresh air.

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