Since his appointment as a consultant, Ian has developed laparoscopic surgery both locally and nationally pioneering a number of procedures including laparoscopic liver and pancreatic resection in the UK. His practical interests include laparoscopic gallbladder, bile duct and antireflux surgery. He performed some of the first Single Incision (SILS) Cholecystectomies in the UK. He has a vast experience of laparoscopic and open hernia surgery for inguinal, femoral, umbilical, epigastric and incisional hernias and has performed over 2500 laparoscopic TEP hernia repairs with minimal complications. He has operated on a number of high profile sportsman with sports hernias/Gilmore’s groin.
His interests in benign Upper GI surgery include anti-reflux surgery, surgery for achalasia and splenectomy with over 95% of procedures carried out laparoscopically (keyhole) including hiatus hernias and giant paraoesophageal hernias.
He has been performing obesity surgery at Royal Derby NHS trust and in Nottingham for 10 years with experience of over 300 laparoscopic gastric bands with <2% complication rate (well below the 5-7% national average).
He is Head of HPB Surgery at Queens Medical Centre and Chairman of the HPB Cancer unit (encompassing Nottingham, Newark, Mansfield, Lincoln and Derby). He performs major cancer resections for liver, pancreatic and biliary cancer and undertakes complex endoscopic procedures including ERCP’s (bile duct interventions).