Meet the gastrointestinal surgical team

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic consultant surgeons


Mohammed Abu Hilal

Mr Mohammed Abu Hilal

Mr Hilal is a consultant surgeon, with excellent results in liver and pancreatic surgery.

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Mr Thomas Armstrong

Mr Armstrong is a specialist hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon who provides a regional service to patients in Hampshire, Dorset and the Channel Islands.

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Arshad, Mr Ali

Mr Ali Arshad

Mr Arshad is a consultant hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon. He has a particular interest and expertise in all aspects of the management of pancreatic cancer.

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Mr Zaed Zoher R. Hamady

Mr Hamady specialises in liver and pancreatic surgery and is also the mutlidisciplinary team's hepatobiliary lead.

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Miss Frances Howse

Miss Howse is an acute general surgeon who sees patients who have abdominal injuries. She also performs elective surgery, specialising in hernia repair and gallbladder surgery.

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Neil Pearce

Mr Neil Pearce

Mr Pearce carries out routine liver, pancreas and biliary cancer work, and regularly takes 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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Mr Arjun Takhar

Mr Takhar performs a range of procedures for benign and malignant disorders of the liver, biliary and pancreatic organ systems. His sub-specialty interests include the treatment of neuroendocrine tumours.

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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 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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Miss Sophie Pilkington

Miss Pilkington is a colorectal surgeon who specialises in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. She introduced the pelvic floor ultrasound service to Southampton.

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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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Mr Vas Trompetas 

Mr Trompetas is an acute surgeon who performs emergency surgery. He also has regular general surgery clinics, specialising in hernia and gallbladder surgery and proctology.

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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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