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Mr Almond works as an NHS Consultant Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, and has special interests in Abdominal Cancer Surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery and General Surgery. He is highly skilled at open, laparoscopic (keyhole) and endoscopic procedures.
Mr Almond completed subspecialty training in upper gastrointestinal and pancreaticobiliary surgery and then gained further specialist experience in abdominal and retroperitoneal sarcoma surgery through Fellowships to the Istitutio Dei Tumori, Milan and the Royal Marsden Hospital, London. In addition, he developed highly specialist skills in therapeutic endoscopy through further Fellowships to Harvard University, Boston; the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; and the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, US.
In 2010 Mr Almond was granted a prestigious Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellowship. He was subsequently awarded a Doctorate of Medicine following his research into early detection and treatment of oesophageal cancer. He has published more than 70 research articles and book chapters and has published in the British Journal of Surgery in 2019. Mr Almond is an honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. He is also a member of the Transatlantic Retroperiotneal Sarcoma Working Group through which he has contributed to international consensus statements and published papers on the management of sarcoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumours.
Mr Almond specialises in the assessment of abdominal pain, rectal bleeding and acid reflux.
He performs specialist open and laparoscopic (keyhole) treatment of soft tissue sarcomas, neuroendocrine tumours, gastrointestinal stromal tumours, gallstones, hiatal hernias, acid reflux, abdominal wall hernias and lipomas. He also performs upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy and ERCP (endoscopic removal of gallstones).

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal wall & groin hernias
  • Gallstones
  • Obstructive jaundice
  • Hiatus hernias
  • Acid reflux
  • Lipomas
  • Pilonidal sinus
  • "Lumps and Bumps"
  • Abdominal sarcomas
  • Neuroendocrine tumours
  •  Gastrointestinal stromal tumours and adrenal tumours

Professional Memberships 

  • British Sarcoma Group
  • The Transatlantic Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group.

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