Professor Giles Toogood

Professor Giles Toogood

Consultant hepatobiliary surgeon

Practising at

Spire Leeds Hospital

Spire Methley Park Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Giles Toogood at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Liver disease, pancreatic and biliary surgery

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Professional profile

I am a professor of hepatobiliary surgery and specialise in hernia repair, gallbladder surgery, liver surgery and keyhole surgery. I perform over 150 laparoscopic cholecystectomies a year and I am currently involved in leading a multicentre trial looking at best practice in patients with gallstone pain and symptoms.

I trained at Oxford University and was appointed as a consultant in 1998. I perform gallbladder, liver cancer and liver transplantation surgery and work in one of the largest units in Europe.

I have published over 160 peer reviewed publications and have supervised several post graduate fellows towards PhDs and MDs.

I am currently the principal external examiner for Oxford University Medical School and I exam for the Intercollegiate Specialty Board in General Surgery and also for the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes in HPB Surgery.

I was on the NICE guidelines group for gallbladder disease and I am the President elect of the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. I was also the Founder President of the Great Britain and Ireland Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (2009).

Clinical Interests

Hernia repair surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
General surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Liver disease
Minimal access surgery
Pancreatic and biliary surgery

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Media Coverage

Painful hell over for JoJo

Life changing op for bride to be

Cancer survivor raises more than £100 000 for research

Leeds cancer survivors round of thanks

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Great Britain and Ireland Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
European and African Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Royal College of Surgeons

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Current NHS posts

Consultant hepatobiliary surgeon, St James's University Hospital
Professor in hepatobiliary surgery, University of Leeds

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Personal Profile

I am married to a local GP and have three daughters. I played both first class cricket and rugby in the 1980s and now play a little golf. Currently I am on the main committee at Lords.

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Private contact details

Telephone Spire Leeds 0113 218 5668 / Spire Methley Park 01977 664228
Private secretary Kelley Hartley
Private secretary email