Treatment restrictions due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

As part of our longstanding relationship, we are proud to be dedicating our resources to the NHS at this important time. As a result many of our treatments are currently suspended and we are reviewing all planned procedures and consultations. We are making every effort to talk to impacted patients and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mr Stuart Mercer

Mr Stuart Mercer

General and Upper GI Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Portsmouth Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Stuart Mercer at Spire include:

General surgery

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Professional profile

I am an upper gastro-intestinal surgeon with a specialist interest in gallstone disease, anti-reflux surgery and hernia repairs. I have particular expertise in the management of cancer of the stomach and oesophagus. I perform the vast majority of my operations using laparoscopic techniques ("keyhole surgery"). This usually leads to small scars, less pain and a quicker recovery after surgery.

I studied medicine at Oxford University, where I graduated with honours. I then continued my training as a surgeon in the Royal Navy, in the West Country and in Wessex, seeing active service as a war surgeon off Iraq and in Afghanistan. I completed my specialist training in upper gastrointestinal surgery in London (St Mary's and The Royal Marsden). I now work as a Consultant General and Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.

I offer personal, quality treatment throughout the patient pathway, and believe that attention to detail is the key to successful surgery.

Clinical Interests

Gastrointestinal surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Hernia repair surgery

Laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, oesophageal cancer surgery, gastric cancer surgery.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

AUGIS Association of Upper GI Surgeons
ASGBI Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Current NHS posts

Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.

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Personal Profile

My main hobbies are running, cycling and mountaineering. I have climbed 13 of the 4000m peaks of the Alps, and have ran three marathons. My wife is an anaesthetist in Southampton, and my two small sons keep me young.

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Private contact details

Private secretary Philippa Williams
Private secretary telephone 023 9225 6300
Private secretary fax 023 9225 6300
Private secretary email