Mr Craig William Vickery

Personal profile

I completed my medical training in 1993, studying at both Cambridge and Oxford Universities. After a period of research with Bristol University, studying how surgery might improve the quality of life for people with gastric and oeosphageal cancer, I went on to complete my higher surgical training in the South West of England.

I took up my post as Consultant Surgeon at the West Suffolk Hospital in 2007, moving to Bury St Edmunds with my wife and two young children.

My area of expertise is in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. I am constantly developing my practice with the use of new techniques that try to reduce the discomforts of surgery. I incorporate my role as a clinical tutor into my everyday work and thrive on the challenge of training the next generation of surgeons.

Each year, I perform many laparoscopic cholecystectomies, hernia repairs, anti-reflux procedures and endoscopic treatments. Many of these procedures can be carried out as day surgery.

Always looking out for new challenges outside work too, I’m keen to improve my golf handicap. I’m sometimes to be seen cycling to work. Most recently, I’ve fallen for the Norfolk Coast, exploring it by sea.

Professional Membership



  • The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

  • The Association of Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgeons

  • The British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society

Clinical Interests



  • Upper gastro-intestinal tract and hernias

  • Gall stone disease, hiatus hernias and acid reflux disease

  • Tumours of the oesophagus, stomach or pancreas

  • Gastroscopy and colonoscopy

  • Inguinal, femoral and incisional hernias

  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) operations

  • Weight loss (bariatric) surgery

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