Meet the gastrointestinal surgical team

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic consultant surgeons


Mohammed Abu Hilal

Mr Mohammed Abu Hilal

Mr Hilal joined the Trust as a consultant in 2006, and has excellent results in liver and pancreatic surgery.

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Neil Pearce

Mr Neil Pearce

Mr Pearce joined the Trust in 2002. In addition to his routine liver, pancreas and biliary cancer work, he regularly take on some of the most difficult and high risk categories of abdominal surgery.

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Professor John Primrose

Professor John Primrose

Professor Primrose has over 20 years of experience as a consultant, principally in cancer surgery, and now with a focus on surgery of the liver. 

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Upper gastrointestinal consultant surgeons


Mr Ian Bailey

Mr Bailey is a consultant surgeon.


James Byrne

Mr James Byrne

Mr Byrne is a general surgeon, with a sub-specialty interest in upper gastro-intestinal surgery.

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Mr Jamie Kelly

Mr Kelly is a consultant surgeon.

Lower gastrointestinal consultant surgeons


Nicholas Beck

Mr Nicholas Beck

Mr Beck is a specialist colorectal surgeon treating colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and proctology.

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Thomas Duddine

Mr Thomas Dudding

Mr Dudding is a specialist colorectal surgeon with expertise in the treatment and management of colorectal cancer, functional bowel disorders, inflammatory bowel disease and anal conditions.

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Andrew King

Mr Andrew King

Mr King joined the Trust in 2009, and has a sub-specialty interest in colorectal and intestinal failure surgery.

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John Knight

Mr John Knight

Mr Knight provides services for treating colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and benign proctology, and is a member of the regional carcinoid disease service.

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Paul Nichols

Mr Paul Nichols

Mr Nichols has a broad colorectal practice including all colo-rectal malignancy; inflammatory bowel disease - including pouches; complex pilonidal sinus surgery; rectal prolapse and therapeutic colonoscopy.

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Miss Karen Nugent

Miss Nugent is a consultant surgeon with a sub-specialty interest in pelvic floor surgery and colorectal surgery.

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Mr Carl Richardson

Mr Richardson is a consultant colorectal surgeon with an interest in inflammatory bowel disease. His subspecialist interests include re-do abdominal Crohn's disease and intestinal failure surgery.

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Mr James Smallwood

Mr Smallwood is a consultant surgeon.

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Yano, Mr Hideaki (colorectal surgery)

Mr Hideaki Yano 

Mr Yano is a consultant general and colorectal surgeon who specialises in the treatment and management of colorectal cancer.

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