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Mr Oliver Priest - General Surgery

Mr Oliver Priest is a Consultant General Surgeon in Staffordshire, Stafford

Based at: Rowley Hall Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

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Clinical interests

Minimal access surgery for benign and complex oesophageal conditions including reflux disease, hiatus hernia and motility disorders

Gallstone disease

Laparoscopic hernia repair

Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

Other interests

Oesophagogastric cancer

Oesophageal physiology and manometry

Academic background




Mr Priest qualified at the University of Manchester in 1996. He completed his specialist training in London and then undertook a dedicated surgical oncology fellowship with Professor Hanna at St Mary’s Hospital in 2010. He was first appointed to a consultant post at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in 2011.

He developed advanced laparoscopic skills for complex upper gastrointestinal surgery at the MATTU centre of excellence and learnt how to perform laparoscopic hernia surgery using the TEP technique. Mr Priest went on to work with Professor Griffin at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals in the largest oesophagogastric unit in Europe, gaining further experience in all aspects of upper gastrointestinal surgery.

He moved to a permanent position at the University Hospitals North Midlands in 2015 and has settled in Staffordshire with his wife and two young boys.

Mr Priest has expertise in a variety of general surgical conditions including gallstones, reflux disease, dyspepsia, oesophageal motility disorders and all types of abdominal wall hernia. He is committed to providing the best possible standard of expert care in a safe and comfortable environment. Mr Priest always uses a patient-centred approach to discuss available treatment options and offers surgical techniques tailored specifically to individual need.

NHS base

University Hospital North Midlands