Mr Paul Goldsmith

Mr Paul Goldsmith

Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Reflux/indigestion
  • Gastroscopy
  • Gallstone surgery
  • Hiatal hernia surgery
  • Difficulty swallowing

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I am a Consultant General Surgeon with a specialist interest in upper GI surgery at Manchester Foundation Trust. I was appointed in 2017.

I cover all aspects of general and urgent surgery, with a subspecialty interest in reflux, LINX, oesophageal dysmotility, dysphagia, hernia – including hiatus, incisional, epigastric/ventral and groin, gallstones and upper GI endoscopy.

Within my current consultant role, I am a general surgical lead clinician for the national emergency laparotomy audit and lead for frailty within general surgery, where I am heading up an NHS England pilot study for care of patients undergoing abdominal operations with underlying co-morbidities. I take an active role in undergraduate teaching.

I graduated from The University of Leeds and subsequently trained in Yorkshire, where I attained an MD in ‘1H NMR spectrometric identification of biomarkers in renal transplantation’. I moved to Manchester for higher surgical training and then spent a period of time in The Netherlands.

I have over 30 publications and have presented my work nationally and internationally.

One of my key areas of expertise is within The Reflux Clinic. Gastro-oesophageal reflux affects 15% of the UK population and its prevalence is increasing. Diagnosis is often made on clinical symptoms such as heartburn, difficulty swallowing, regurgitation, throat problems, cough, and disrupted sleep. It is a chronic condition where the mainstay of treatment is medication.

There are multiple reasons that you may have reflux, some you can’t help such as your age, family history, or presence of a hiatus hernia, and other reasons such as weight, smoking, diet, and certain medications.

The Reflux Clinic has been set up to cover all aspects of reflux disease, we run a multi-disciplinary team containing an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, a gastroenterologist, and an Upper GI surgeon, along with experts in oesophageal physiology.

Our aim is to provide a bespoke management plan for all patients with reflux that will suit them and their needs.


General Medical Council Number: 6073407

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Paul Goldsmith at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Achalasia treatment
  • Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Divarication of recti
  • Fundoplication
  • Hiatal hernia surgery
  • Upper GI surgery
  • RefluxStop

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Additional information

Gastrointestinal surgery
General surgery

Special clinical interests: Reflux treatments

BSc (Hons) / University of Leeds / 2001
Bachelor of Science

MBChB / University of Leeds / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MD / University of Leeds / 2014
Medical Doctor

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons / 2015
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons

Professional leadership

National Emergency Laparotomy Audit Lead, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Frailty Lead for General Surgery at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Telephone Spire Manchester 0161 447 6700
Private secretary Gabriella Rocco
Private secretary telephone 07389 830 362