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Two Nottingham surgeons listed on Daily Mail’s Good Doctors Guide

Two surgeons from Nottingham University Hospitals Trust have been listed as the best surgeons for gall bladder and gut surgery in the Daily Mail’s The Good Doctors Guide.

In the article The Daily Mail identified the country’s top consultants — as judged by their peers.

They canvassed the views of more than 260 consultants across seven specialties from around the country and asked them this very simple, but key, question: If your own nearest and dearest were to need treatment in your field, to whom would you refer them — and why?

Gallbladder problems are also the most common cause of emergency hospital admissions for people with abdominal pain.

At the root of it all: gallstones.

GALLBLADDER SURGEON

IAIN CAMERON

Nottingham University Hospitals

They said: ‘An excellent surgeon, extremely sensible and reliable and safe, and wonderful with his patients,’ says one. ‘I would be very happy to have my closest relatives to be cared for by him,’ says another.

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PRIVATE: BMI The Park Hospital in Nottingham.

GUT SURGEON

While inflammatory bowel disease may not kill people, it is an ‘underrated illness’ that can ruin lives, says John Abercrombie, a colorectal surgeon at Nottingham City Hospital.

JOHN ABERCROMBIE

Nottingham City Hospital

They said: ‘A wonderful surgeon who’s quite humble,’ says one of his peers.

‘He gives a considered opinion and if he thinks surgery will do more harm than good, says so. He’s also a surgeon with green fingers — he has this natural ability to make surgery work when he does think it is the right option and he can be relied upon to get the best possible outcome.’

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‘He’s a firm advocate of driving up standards in the health service; he is the clinical lead for general surgery in the NHS’s Getting It Right First Time programme, set up to boost clinical standards and efficiency in the health service,’ reveals another.

PRIVATE: Mr Abercrombie does not work privately.