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QualificationsMB ChB, MD, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Gen Surg)
It is common that a consultant will perform more procedures in their NHS practice than privately due to the differences in the private and NHS facilities. The table below shows the main procedures Mr Ackroyd performs at Claremont Private Hospital and is a guide to his scope of practice.
|Inguinal hernia repair||✓||✓|
|Cholecystectomy (removal of gallbladder) – laparoscopic or open||✓||✓|
|Fundoplication (anti-reflux surgery) – laparoscopic or open||✓||✓|
|Gastric balloon insertion/removal||✓||✓|
|Laparoscopic gastric banding||✓||✓|
|Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy||✓||✓|
|Laparoscopic gastric bypass||✓||✓|
|Revisional obesity surgery – laparoscopic or open||✓||✓|
Mr Ackroyd is a Consultant General Surgeon at the Northern General Hospital, with a busy private practice at Claremont. He specialises in general, upper gastrointestinal and obesity (bariatric/weight loss) surgery.
Mr Ackroyd trained in obesity surgery in Sheffield and Adelaide together with visits to various European centres in Brussels, Lyon and Gothenburg to learn new techniques. He is a past President of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) and sits on various NHS advisory groups.
Mr Ackroyd’s surgical practice offers a full range of weight loss procedures including laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and complex revisional surgery. He also offers intragastric balloon insertion in some cases. He has one of the busiest bariatric practices in the country, having treated over 4750 obesity patients.
Alongside obesity surgery, Mr Ackroyd sees patients for general and gastrointestinal surgical problems including oesophagogastric cancer, reflux disease, gallstones and hernias. His research interests include ablation therapy for Barrett’s oesophagus and oesophageal cancer, clinical trials comparing different types of anti-reflux surgery and the metabolic effects of obesity surgery.
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