Ian Beckingham is a full-time Consultant Surgeon at Queens Medical Centre and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University of Nottingham Medical School. He specialises in keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery and surgery of the liver and pancreas. The treatments he offers include surgery for gallstone diseases, hiatus hernia and anti-reflux surgery, gastric banding (obesity surgery), and surgery for hernias (inguinal, femoral, umbilical, etc.).
After qualifying in 1987
with a B Med Sci (Hons) at Nottingham University, Ian received FRCS and
DM in Surgery in 1992 and 1994 respectively.
He was awarded the JH Louw Memorial Medal for outstanding trainee after
completing training in Leeds, Newcastle and Cape Town. He has also received a
Solly Marks Medal at SAGES for best research paper. He has held his current
consultancy position since 1999.
Clinical interests in laparoscopic and general surgery
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 3000 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 performed obesity surgery at Royal Derby NHS trust and in Nottingham for 10 years with experience of over 400 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).
Ian Beckingham in the press
Research and publications in liver cancer, gallstones, and hernia surgery
Mr Beckingham's research interests include liver cancer, gallstones, and hernia surgery. He has been co-recipient of Wellcome and Royal College research grants worth in excess of £250,000. He has over 100 original scientific papers and publications and a number of books and book chapters including Editor of The ABC of Diseases of Liver, Pancreas and Gallbladder, and Chapters in Aird’s Textbook of Surgery (Gallstones) , Blumgart’s Surgery of the Liver and Biliary tract and Recent Advances in Surgery (Hernia Surgery). He is a well known speaker at national and international surgical meetings and training courses both at the MAESTrO Unit in Nottingham and at other centres in the UK, France and Germany.
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