Mr Paul Goldsmith

Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon


"I am very excited to be joining the consultant teams at Spire Manchester Hospital, supporting general surgery provision in the region."

Specialises in

  • Reflux/indigestion
  • Gastroscopy
  • Gallstone surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Difficulty swallowing

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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.


General Medical Council Number: C6073407

Treatment information

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

Other treatments

  • Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Diverication of recti
  • Upper GI surgery

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Additional information

Gastrointestinal surgery
General surgery

Special clinical interests: Diverication of recti.

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.