Mr Adam Brooks

Consultant General Surgeon

OBE, MBA, FRCS(Gen Surg)


Specialises in

I trained in general surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, emergency surgery, trauma and critical care in the UK, USA, Australia and South Africa and joined Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) NHS Trust as a consultant hepatobiliary surgeon in 2005. My specialist interests are gallbladder, liver and pancreas surgery, surgical management of hepatobiliary biliary disease and major trauma. Fellowships in South Africa, Australia and America have given me significant international healthcare knowledge and a depth of surgical experience.I have extensive surgical education experience. I developed the specialist skills course in emergency surgery and trauma for surgical trainees held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and have taught trauma surgical skills around the world including the USA, Australia, Norway and New Zealand.I have published extensively having edited 10 textbooks including Ryan’s Ballistic Trauma (Springer Verlag) and Emergency Surgery (Blackwell) and written more than 100 chapters and peer reviewed academic papers.I have significant experience in clinical leadership and healthcare management and gained an MBA from the University of Nottingham in 2014. I have worked in leadership roles in acute trust, primary care trust and strategic health authority level. I have also held a number of senior leadership roles in the NHS including Chair of NHS England’s Major Trauma Clinical Reference Group, Clinical Director for Anaesthesia, Theatres and Critical Care at NUH and Director of Surgery at NUH. I am currently the Director of the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre.I have served in the UK reserve forces since 1998 and have deployed as a consultant trauma surgeon with the UK Military in active combat zones.
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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Adam Brooks at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Gallstones
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Hernias, including inguinal hernia
  • Colorectal metastases
  • Liver surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery/disorders
  • Hepatobiliary (surgery)
  • Biliary disease
  • Laparoscopic procedures

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Additional information

Clinical interests

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

Gall bladder, gallstones, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic hernia repair, hernias, including inguinal hernia, colorectal metastases, pancreatic surgery/disorders, liver surgery, hepatobiliary (surgery), biliary disease, laparoscopic procedures (keyhole surgery)

Qualification and professional memberships

MB ChB / Sheffield University Medical School / 1992
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS (Gen Surg) / Royal College of Surgeons of England, London / 2002
Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons

MBA / University of Nottingham Business School / 2014
Masters in Business Administration


Professional memberships

Association of Surgeons Great Britain & Ireland

Association of Upper GI Surgeons

International HPB Association

Current NHS posts

Nottingham University Hospitals

Personal profile

Away from work I enjoy road cycling, swimming and looking after my six alpacas and three children.