Dr Tim Worthington

Consultant General Surgeon


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Personal profile

Mr Tim Worthington is a specialist Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon with particular expertise in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery techniques.

Training and Appointment

He has been a Consultant Surgeon since 2004, originally working at University College Hospital, London, before being appointed to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in 2005.  He has a specialist practice in minimally invasive surgery, complex liver and pancreas surgery and interventional endoscopy. 

Mr Worthington underwent postgraduate training in surgery in London and was awarded a doctorate of medicine from Imperial College London in 2002 for his work on examining the molecular of biology of pancreatic cancer.

He underwent further postgraduate training in Australia, Canada and the United States of America.  In 2014, he was invited to the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA, to work with Professor Michael Kendrick, the acknowledged world expert on minimally-invasive liver and pancreas surgery.

In 2013, 2014 and 2016 Mr Worthington was a member of faculty for the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of UK and Ireland meetings and demonstrated minimally-invasive surgical techniques to an audience in the UK and Europe.

Publications and teaching

He is a course director and surgical tutor at the University of Surrey’s Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (MATTU), which is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for keyhole techniques and is a course director for postgraduate courses in laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic clearance of common bile duct.

Clinical Interests

  • Gallstones
  • Hernias
  • Endoscopy

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Royal Surrey County Hospital

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