I am an Australian and UK trained Upper GI and Laparoscopic surgeon. I was trained mainly in the UK before completing an Upper GI Fellowship at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney and this was followed by a Laparoscopic Surgical Fellowship in Canberra. During my training, I completed a research thesis resulting in a Master of Philosophy Degree and I won the UK Intensive Care Society’s Travelling Fellowship that allowed me to visit trauma centres in Denver, Memphis and Seattle. I was awarded my Fellowship from the Irish College of Surgeons in 1985 and I won the Gold Medal at the Intercollegiate Examination in General Surgery in February 2003. I was the first surgeon from Belfast ever to win the Gold Medal. I was awarded my Fellowship from the Australian College of Surgeons in 2006.
I specialise in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the abdomen and gastrointestinal tract. I offer a comprehensive range of weight loss procedures, all performed laparoscopically. I am a member of the European Hernia Society and have a particular interest in the laparoscopic repair of groin and abdominal hernias.
I believe that it is essential for weight loss surgery to be combined with a comprehensive dietary and psychological program with ongoing support.
I have my rooms at the North West Medical Centre 125,Flockton Street, Everton Park.I also provide emergency cover to St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane and St Andrew’s Private Hospital, Ipswich. I also consult at a number of locations,Ipswich,Brisbane CBD and North West Private. I provide outreach surgical and endoscopy facilities on a monthly basis at Stanthorpe and Warwick. I have conjoint qualifications in both upper and lower endoscopy and offer an open access endoscopy service in addition to specialist consultation for upper GI disorders.