Mr Christian Macutkiewicz is a Consultant General and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgeon, Clinical Lead for General Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary, and Director of The Gallstone Clinic, Manchester Surgical Clinic, and Manchester Hernia.
He is an Expert Reviewer for BUPA for Gallstones, Abdominal Hernias, Abdominal pain and Adhesions, Wound Care, Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Cancer. He is also the Expert Reviewer for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Best Practice for Gallstones, Acute Cholecystitis and Acute Cholangitis.
He graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Biochemistry and then went on to graduate with Honours in Medicine from the University of Manchester in 2000. He completed a period of research and was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine for his thesis on Sepsis in 2008. He completed his Higher Surgical Training in the North Western Deanery and has worked in London, Cambridge, Nottingham and Manchester before taking up a Consultant position at St James' University Hospital in Leeds where he practiced advanced pancreatic, gallbladder and bile duct surgery for 5 years. He returned to Manchester in August 2018 to take up a Consultant post at Manchester University Foundation Trust.
He provides elective and emergency general surgery as well as being part of the regional HPB unit specialising in the investigation and management of gallstones and gallbladder problems, pancreatitis, liver and pancreatic cysts and tumours.
He has an interest in advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery of the gallbladder and bile duct, open and laparoscopic hernia surgery, investigation and management of abdominal pain and liver and pancreas disorders. He has a special interest in day-case gallbladder surgery and improving patient satisfaction whilst in hospital.
His other passion is Medical Education and Research. He is on the regular teaching faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons Laparoscopic Training Courses and teaches on Major Trauma of the liver and pancreas. He is the Principal Investigator of randomised clinical trials, and is involved in National Quality Improvement projects to help improve the lives of Manchester's residents and shape the NHS of the future. He is the Lead Surgeon for Manchester for the CHOLEQuIC Gallbladder Quality Improvement Project from the Royal College of Surgeons of England where he has significantly improved the patient experience of emergency gallbladder surgery.
He is also leading on a number of Service Development projects in Greater Manchester to improve Emergency General Surgery in the conurbation.
Out of the office, Christian is a bit of an amateur chef and baker, he enjoys fine wine and travel and enjoys exploring remote parts of the world. He enjoys golf and is trying to get his handicap down at his local club.