Giles Bond-Smith MBBS BSc FRCS, a distinguished Consultant HPB (Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary) and Emergency Surgeon with a multifaceted role in the medical community. As the Clinical Lead for Emergency General Surgery and Governor at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mr. Bond-Smith combines clinical expertise with leadership.

With a robust academic background, he graduated from University College Hospital, London, and further honed his skills at prestigious institutions including The Royal Free Hospital, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, and the Royal London Hospital. His advanced laparoscopic HPB training at the renowned Mayo Clinic in the USA is a testament to his dedication to mastering his craft.

Mr. Bond-Smith’s professional journey is marked by his commitment to emergency and laparoscopic surgery. He is the Financial Director of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, the Emergency Surgery Lead for the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, and serves as the Regional Representative for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Additionally, he holds the position of Secretary for the National Forum of Acute Surgery.

His areas of clinical interest are comprehensive, spanning emergency surgery, various forms of hernia repair, pancreatitis, and gallbladder and biliary disease. He is highly skilled in laparoscopic procedures, including cholecystectomy, and the removal of lipomas and sebaceous cysts. Mr. Bond-Smith has also established and leads the complex abdominal wall reconstruction service at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, underscoring his expertise in complex hernia surgery.

Mr. Bond-Smith’s extensive experience includes managing acute abdominal problems such as appendicitis and abscesses, making him a leading authority in both elective and emergency surgical care. His dedication to patient care and surgical excellence is evident in his impactful contributions to the field and his ongoing commitment to advancing surgical practices.

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