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Insights into management of gallstone disease

16th April 2020


Is biliary colic a true colic? Is cholecystitis always due to gallstones?

What is the best test to confirm gallstones and which test is best for common bile duct stones?

When should a patient have a cholecystectomy?

If these are questions you ask yourself when you are faced with a patient with episodic right upper quadrant pain, this is the webinar for you.


Mr Arjun Takhar

Mr. Arjun Takhar is Consultant in Hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) Surgery at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust. Mr. Takhar holds a PhD by thesis in Gastrointestinal Surgery from the Academic Unit of Cancer Studies at the University of Nottingham. He completed his higher surgical training with specialisation in HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation followed by a Fellowship in Laparoscopic HPB surgery.

Mr Takhar’s interests lie in locally advanced pancreatic tumours. His team is the first in the UK to treat these tumours with surgery and intra-operative radiotherapy. He also has an interest in multi-visceral resections, hilar cholangiocarcinoma surgery and minimally invasive liver surgery. Mr Takhar is a Regional Surgical Advisor for Wessex and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Southampton University Medical School where he is the Year 3 Lead for Surgery.


Mr Giles Bond-Smith

Mr Giles Bond-Smith trained in North East London in General Surgery with a specialist interest in HPB. Having moved to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Mr Bond-Smith has developed his interest in HPB and also Emergency General Surgery. Mr Bond-Smith is currently the Clinical Lead for Emergency General Surgery in Oxford and apart from transforming the Oxford Acute Surgical Emergency Unit he has been at the forefront of developing Emergency General Surgery in Oxford and the UK as one of the founders of the National Forum for Acute Surgery.

Mr Bond-Smith is an active RSA for both the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.



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