I am a Consultant General Surgeon with an interest in
Laparoscopic Surgery and Vascular Surgery. I commenced in this post
at Dryburn Hospital (later the University Hospital of North Durham)
on 17th July 1995.
I qualified as a medical doctor from Trinity College Dublin in
June 1979. I was awarded My Surgical Fellowship by The Royal
College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1984 and my Doctorate in
Medicine by Trinity College Dublin in 1994.
My surgical training was carried out in Dublin, Durham,
Newcastle-on-Tyne, Carlisle and Melbourne, Australia. In my General
Surgery practise, laparoscopic procedures predominate including
laparoscopic cholecystectomy and bile duct exploration,
laparoscopic groin hernia repair including inguinal, femoral and
obturator hernia repair and also laparoscopic repair of Gilmore's
chronic groin strain. I also carry out Thorascopic Sympathectomy
for excessive sweating of the hand and armpit and for phobic facial
Approximately half my practise involves vascular surgery;
principally abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, lower limb bypass for
critical ischaemia and varicose vein surgery.
I am a member of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and
'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we
have this service at all and well done to you all.'
Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley
Bridge Community Hospital