Mr Eric Nicholls

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon


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I am a general paediatric surgeon with a special interest in neonatal, and gastro-intestinal surgery. I provide vascular access for long term parenteral nutrition, or chemotherapy for children at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

I perform appendicectomies, cholecystectomies, splenectomies, and fundoplications laparoscopically when appropriate, and I perform many Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomies for assisted nutrition. The most frequent operations that I perform are for inguinal hernias, hydrocoeles, undescended testicles, and belly button (umbilical) hernias, as well as circumcisions, and release of tongue ties. The more common neonatal conditions I manage include Hirschsprung's disease, malrotation, atresia of the oesophagus and bowel.

My common consultations are for hernias, testicular swellings, undescended testicles, abdominal pain, bowel problems, gastro-oesophageal reflux, tongue tie, problems with foreskins such as phimosis and subcutaneous swellings including neck lumps.

I am a father of four and a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at St George's Hospital, London. I am Chairman of the Intercollegiate Board of Examiners in Paediatric Surgery. I am also an Honorary Senior Lecturer with The St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, and a Senior Journal Article Reviewer with the Journal of Paediatric Surgery.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Eric Nicholls at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • I treat children and young people from newborn to 18 years old 

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Additional information

Paediatric gastroenterology
Paediatric laparoscopic surgery
Paediatric surgery

St George's Hospital NHS Trust