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Michael Clarke

Michael qualified in medicine from the University of Nottingham in 1999. He completed his basic surgical training in South West England, including a post as anatomical demonstrator at the University of Bristol. He spent two years of academic research at the University of Bristol, studying and developing life expectancy prediction models for surgical decision-making. This resulted in the award of MD (Doctorate of Medicine) in 2007 and subsequently the award of the John Farndon prize for surgical research. He completed his specialist training in general surgery in South West England, including subspecialist training in complex upper gastrointestinal & laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary. He then completed a further one-year subspecialist fellowship in bariatric (metabolic) surgery in Auckland, New Zealand. Having returned to the UK, he worked for one year as a locum Consultant Oesophagogastric Cancer & Bariatric Surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, before taking up his current substantive Consultant post in Cornwall.

Michael is a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric & Laparoscopic General Surgeon, performing both elective and emergency general surgery. Specialist interests include:

Upper GI: Laparoscopic (keyhole) gallbladder surgery, anti-reflux surgery, complex hiatus hernia surgery, achalasia surgery and upper GI endoscopy.

Bariatric: Laparoscopic gastric banding, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and revision surgery.

General: Laparoscopic and open abdominal wall hernia surgery (inguinal, femoral, paraumbilical, spigelian, incisional).

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Consultant Upper GI & Bariatric Surgeon


Upper GI Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Hernia Surgery

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01872 252373

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