Mr Nima Abbassi-Ghadi

Consultant General & Oesophago-Gastric Surgeon

BMBS, BMedSci, PhD, FRCS

Clinical Interests

Gallstone surgery

  • laparoscopic cholecystectomy and on table cholangiography
  • laparoscopic bile duct exploration

Abdominal wall hernia repair

  • Laparoscopic/open repair of inguinal, femoral, umbilical, incisional and other abdominal wall hernias
  • hernia repair under local anaesthesia

Removal of skin and subcutaneous lesion

Dyspepsia (indigestion) - Investigation, diagnosis, and treatment

Reflux

  • Anti-reflux surgery – laparoscopic fundoplication (Dor/Toupet/Nissen)
  • Investigation, diagnosis, and treatment

Hiatal hernia repair

  • Laparoscopic - primary/recurrent/complex hiatal hernia repair

Upper Gastro-Intestinal Endoscopy

  • Therapeutic endoscopy – dilatation, stent placement, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG), Naso-Jejunal (NJ) tube and Naso-Gastric (NG) tube placement
  • Diagnostic endoscopy

Achalasia

  • Endoscopic (balloon dilatation)
  • Laparoscopic Heller-Dor-Cardiomyotomy

Laparoscopic small bowel resection and appendicectomy

Laparoscopic feeding jejunostomy

Endoscopic/Laparoscopic placement of gastrostomy feeding tubes

Professional Memberships

  • European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
  • The Royal College of Surgeons
  • The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI)

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Royal Surrey County Hospital

Personal profile

Mr Abbassi-Ghadi is a Consultant General Surgeon with a specialist interest in disorders of the oesophagus and stomach. At the Royal Surrey County Hospital, he offers a tertiary NHS service for cancer, benign complex and emergent pathologies of the oesophagus and stomach, receiving referrals from hospitals in Surrey and Sussex.

Other surgical interests include hernia repair, gallstones, diagnostic/therapeutic upper-gastro-intestinal endoscopy, primary and revisional anti-reflux surgery and motility disorders of the oesophagus.

Training and Appointment

He achieved his medical degree at The University of Nottingham and concluded his specialist surgical training in London, where he developed and extensive experience in advanced operating techniques, including minimal access surgery.

On completion of his training he was awarded the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland travelling Scholarship to partake in a clinical fellowship at the National Cancer Centre in Seoul, Korea. He was also awarded the International Diseases of The Esophagus Travelling Scholarship for the most cited research paper in 2017.

Research and teaching

In 2015, he was awarded a PhD from Imperial College London for his research into oesophageal cancer and has published in leading journals such as Cancer Research, Cancer Discovery, and Advanced Materials.

He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Surrey and a co-supervisor of a PhD project funded by the Royal College of Surgeons and the Mason Medical Research Foundation, investigating the effects of oncolytic viruses and immunotherapy on oesophageal cancer.

He is a keen educationalist and regularly teaches Advanced Trauma Life Support and gives invited lectures to surgical trainees in the South East of England.

Year qualified:

2005