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Surgeons

Mr Simon Middleton

Mr Simon Middleton is the Medical Director of the Berkshire Hernia Centre. He completed his general surgical training in the South Thames (West) region. His sub-specialty training is in colorectal surgery, in which he completed his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in 2000. He was awarded a Master of Surgery (MS) following the publication of his thesis on research into hereditary bowel cancer carried out during a two year period at St Mark’s Hospital at Northwick Park in Harrow. He was appointed Consultant Surgeon in 2001.

His clinical interests are in the minimally invasive, laparoscopic (keyhole) treatment of bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, bowel incontinence as well as general surgical problems including hernias and gall bladder disease (gallstones). He also specialises in the treatment of anal and rectal disorders such as haemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas and abscesses. He is Medical Director of the British Haemorrhoid Centre.

He is highly experienced in diagnostic procedures including OGD, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy.

Mr Middleton is chairman of the Royal Berkshire Hospital multidisciplinary colorectal cancer team and is general surgical representative to the Spire Dunedin Hospital Medical Advisory Committee.

He is honorary senior lecturer at the University of Oxford and examines surgeons in training at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Mr Daniel McGrath

Mr Daniel McGrath qualified from Queen’s University, Belfast. He completed his general surgical training in the Cambridge / East Anglian region. This culminated in a prestigious Laparoscopic Fellowship, at St. Mark’s Hospital, Harrow. During the fellowship he was trained in Enhanced Recovery after surgery. This was all preceded by a period of research into many aspects of bowel cancer, about which he published widely. This research was carried out in Australia and resulted in the award of a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy). Daniel also provides training for courses held at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and St. Mark’s Hospital.

Mr McGrath’s sub-speciality training is in Colorectal Surgery, providing up-to-date treatments for anal and rectal disorders, as well as bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Where appropriate all major surgery is carried out laparoscopically (keyhole). This is also the case in the treatment of hernias and gall bladder disease. He provides diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures (flexible telescopes) including OGD, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and Colonoscopy.

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