University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Meet the team

Your child will be under the care of one of our consultant surgeon, and sometimes under the care of a specialist paediatrician as well. There will also be junior doctors in training (registrars and senior house officers) looking after your child.

Consultant surgeons


Robert Wheeler

Mr Robert Wheeler

Mr Wheeler is a children's and neonatal surgeon. He has worked for over 20 years in oncology surgery, specialising in tumour dissection and long-term venous access, and providing the surgical oncology service for the region.

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Ms Lara Kitteringham

Ms Kitteringham joined the Trust in 2006, and is a children's surgeon with a special interest in minimally invasive surgery.

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Michael Stanton

Mr Michael Stanton

Mr Stanton joined the Trust in 2009, and has a special interest in laparoscopic and gastro-intestinal children's surgery.

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Keys, Mr Charles (Surgery)

Mr Charlie Keys

Mr Keys has a special interest in neonatal, minimally invasive and gastro-intestinal surgery, and children's oncology.

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Mr Nigel Hall

Mr Hall provides a full range of surgical services to infants and children with a special interest in neonatal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and children's oncology surgery.

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Mr Ori Ron

Mr Ron is a children's and neonatal surgeon, with a special interest in colorectal and minimally invasive surgery.

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Mr Henrik Steinbrecher

Mr Steinbrecher treats all specialist and non-specialist children's urological conditions, performing groin surgery, genital and hypospadias surgery, upper urinary tract and renal surgery, bladder reconstructive and neuropathic bladder and bowel surgery.

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Mr Stephen Griffin

Mr Griffin in a consultant urologist.


Mr Sengamalai Manoharan

Mr Manoharan is a consultant urologist.


Miss Francesca Stedman

Miss Stedman is a consultant.

Surgical nurse specialists

Our surgical nurse specialists are Karen Dick, Joanna Leigh and Rhoda Taylor. They can give support and advice to you and your child during and after gastro-intestinal or thoracic surgery.

Contact us by emailing pscns@uhs.nhs.uk.

Urology nurse specialists

Amelia Denny, Nicki Winters and Kerry Wilkinson are our urology nurse specialists, offering support and advice for you and your child during and after kidney and bladder surgery. You can contact them through the hospital switchboard - please call 023 8077 7222 and ask for extension 6344.

Specialist children's anaesthetists

We also have specialist children's anaesthetists, who work with children of all ages.