Mr Aimen Amer

Mr Aimen Amer

Consultant General Surgeon


"The hospital team take pride in putting patients' care at the heart of everything they do. The high standard of care, reliability and attention to detail from every member of staff is inspiring."

Specialises in

  • General surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gallstone removal
  • Hernia surgery
  • Laparoscopy investigation and treatment

I have been a consultant general and abdominal transplant surgeon at the Freeman Hospital since 2020 with a specialist interest in benign hepatobiliary disease and abdominal wall hernias.

I have extensive expertise in minimally invasive hernia and gallbladder surgery and play a leading role in delivering the day case service at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. I have particular interest and experience in developing multimodal enhanced recovery pathways after surgery with the aim of empowering and better preparing patients for surgery, promoting speedier recovery as a result.

To date, I have performed over 300 keyhole gallbladder and hernia repair procedures and over 200 abdominal transplantation procedures (kidney pancreas and liver).

I am currently a member of the national Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Steering Group for Transplantation and clinical lead for Organ Utilisation and Donation Surgery in Newcastle.

I am an Associate Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University and lead trainer at the Northern Surgical Training Centre (NSTC).

I am a current fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a member of the British and European Hernia Societies and the British Transplantation Society. I have an extensive academic background having achieved a master's degree in Advanced Surgical Practice, a PhD in Liver Transplantation and a PGCert in Healthcare Leadership. I am actively involved in clinical research with over 15 peer-reviewed published articles in my field and over 50 presentations in national and international specialist meetings.


General Medical Council Number: C6060970

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Aimen Amer at Spire include:

General surgery

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Additional information

General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery

PhD / Newcastle University / 2018
PhD in Liver Transplantation

Professional memberships

The Royal College of Surgeons of England

British Transplantation Society

British Hernia Society

European Hernia Society

Professional leadership

I am the clinical lead for organ utilisation and donation surgery in Newcastle (Freeman Hospital)

Consultant Abdominal Transplant and General Surgeon, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle

Associate Clinical Lecturer, Newcastle University

I enjoy gardening, cooking and geocaching with my children (not simultaneously!). I have a particular passion for travelling and exploring new places, always planning my next road trip.