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Mr Anselm Agwunobi

Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon


Practises at: The Alexandra Hospital


Personal profile

Mr Agwunobi is currently a Consultant General Surgeon at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. He undertook specialist surgical training in the North West and in the South of England. A research programme at Manchester University led to award of MD in 2001. 

He was first appointed Consultant General & Upper GI Surgeon 2002 at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, and was the Lead Upper GI Surgeon for 7 years before moving to his current post at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust where he is the Trust Lead for NELA, a national audit programme aimed at improving care for patients undergoing emergency laparotomy. He is involved in teaching medical students and training doctors as well as other health workers.

Outside work, Mr Agwunobi enjoys the outdoors and a game of golf. He also follows Manchester United Football Club.

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Clinical interests

  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic surgery)
  • Hernia surgery including laparoscopic and open hernia repairs
  • Gallstone disease
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Skin lumps and bumps
  • Appendicectomy
  • Acid reflux
  • Indigestion and hiatus hernia surgery.
  • Investigation and management of abdominal pains, skin lumps and bumps

Professional memberships

  • British Hernia Society
  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
  • BMA
  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
  • European Association of Endoscopic Surgery

Mr Anselm Agwunobi discusses keyhole hernia repair surgery

Mr Anselm Agwunobi, Consultant General Surgeon at The Alexandra Hospital Hospital in Cheadle, explains keyhole hernia repair surgery and its benefits.

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Gallbladder Removal

Mr Anselm Agwunobi explains what gallstones are, the symptoms associated and the treatment for them

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