Mr Ian Beckingham

Personal profile

Mr Ian Beckingham is a Consultant Laparoscopic General Surgeon and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon with extensive experience in keyhole surgery. He has performed over 3,000 keyhole hernia repairs and over 1,000 keyhole (laparoscopic) gallbladder operations.

He has pioneered keyhole surgery of the liver and pancreas in the UK and sits on the Council of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of GB (ALS). He is Honorary Secretary of the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS). 

Mr Beckingam is Lead Clinician for Liver and Pancreatic services at the Queens Medical Centre and Chairman of the Liver and Pancreatic Cancer Centre for Nottingham University Hospitals. He runs the MAESTrO Laparoscopic Training Unit for the East Midlands and teaches and trains at National and International meetings. His special areas of expertise at BMI The Park Hospital include keyhole surgery for hernias, gallbladders and heartburn (reflux/hiatus hernia).

Professional Membership



  • Medical Protection Society

  • Association of Surgeons of GB & I

  • Association of  Laparoscopic Surgeons (Council Member)

  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (Honorary Secretary)

  • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMS)

Clinical Interests

  • Specialist in Management of Gallstone Disease, including Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (Keyhole removal of the Gallbladder) and Bile Duct Stones (via Keyhole, or Open Surgery and ERCP)
  • Minimally Invasive (Keyhole) Hernia Surgery – hernias of all types and sizes can nearly always be repaired keyhole
  • Surgery for Heartburn (Anti-reflux Surgery / Laparoscopic Fundoplication)
  • Surgery for Liver and Pancreatic Cancer
  • Weight Loss Surgery / Gastric Banding (Bariatric Surgery)

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