An experienced general surgeon in London offering a range of laparoscopic and open procedures for the treatment of gallstones, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), hernia, achalasia and obesity.
Mr Marcus Reddy is Consultant Surgeon at St George's Hospital, Tooting. As a member of London Gastrointestinal Associates, he provides a range of private surgical procedures at four leading independent hospitals in London and Surrey:
- The Lister Hospital, Chelsea
- Parkside Hospital, Wimbledon
- St Anthony's Hospital, North Cheam
- New Victoria Hospital, Kingston-upon-Thames
A specialist upper gastrointestinal and hernia surgeon in London
Trained in London and Australia, Mr Reddy is a highly experienced general surgeon specialising in upper gastrointestinal and hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery. He is skilled in both laparoscopic (keyhole) and open surgery, aiming to use the least invasive procedures where appropriate, and is coordinator for the Royal College of Surgeons course on core skills in laparoscopic surgery.
Conditions treated by Mr Marcus Reddy
Mr Reddy offers private surgical treatment of:
- Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)
Fast-track treatment for gallstones in Central and Greater London
Formed from cholesterol and bile salts, gallstones are a leading cause of abdominal pain in the UK. Known as biliary colic, the pain is often provoked by eating, is felt in the upper right part of the abdomen, and may be accompanied by vomiting and nausea. Gallstones may also cause symptoms of indigestion. These types of symptoms should always be investigated as prompt treatment can prevent serious complications such as jaundice and pancreatitis.
Mr Reddy is Service Director for the Rapid Gallstone Clinic, a fast track diagnostic and treatment service for patients with symptoms of gallstone disease. Keyhole surgery to remove the gallbladder and any gallstones (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) is the most commonly recommended treatment, although non-surgical options may be suitable in some cases. Patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy are often ready to leave hospital the same day or the following day. In a minority of cases, however, it may be safer to remove the gallbladder in an open procedure or switch to an open procedure once surgery has begun, necessitating a longer stay in hospital.
Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery (fundoplication)
Stomach acid is prevented from flowing into the oesophagus by a muscle called the lower oesophageal sphincter. When this muscle does not function properly, the rising stomach acid causes heartburn in a condition known as gastrointestinal reflux disease (GORD).
Mr Reddy is experienced in laparoscopic fundoplication, an effective, minimally invasive surgical treatment for GORD that restores the valve between the stomach and the oesophagus, allowing the majority of patients treated to stop taking antacid medication completely.
GMC Number: 3659816 Check this doctor's GMC registration
Date of registration: 05 August 1993
Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals
Mr. Marcus Reddy is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals, including HCA Hospitals.
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