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Mr Anselm Agwunobi
Consultant Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgeon MB, FRCS, MD


Mr Anselm Agwunobi is a leading Consultant General and Specialist Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgeon, based throughout the Manchester and Cheshire area. His particular expertise is in the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques, known as laparoscopic or keyhole surgery, to treat a wide range of conditions and achieve the best possible outcomes for patients.

Mr Agwunobi qualified as a doctor over twenty-five years ago and has been a Consultant Surgeon, specialising in gastrointestinal (GI) and hernia surgery, for the last fourteen years.

A lead Consultant Surgeon at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, his expertise and experience enables him to train and mentor surgeons of the future.

He was the lead Upper GI Surgeon for Stockport NHS Foundation Trust for seven years, where he led the development of advanced keyhole surgery for treating complex oesophageal and stomach cancer. Mr Agwunoib’s  Professional Memberships include the Association of upper GI SURGEONS of Great Britain, The British Hernia Society, and The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland ,  and The British Medical Association (BMA).

Mr Agwunobi’s clinical head quarters practice is based at BMI The Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, Cheshire. He receives referrals from local GPs, other consultant colleagues, and self-referrals from patients. Mr Agwunobi is also a Consultant Surgeon at University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.

Predominanlty trained in the North West, Mr Agwunobi is now actively involved in teaching and training of junior doctors including running a course to train future laparoscopic surgeons. He is actively involved in educational events for other healthcare professionals and the general public and has presented at national and international meetings and published many articles in peer review journals. Mr Agwunobi is also Co-Director of Manchester Hernia Clinic.

Over 90% of the procedures Mr Agwunobi carries out involve laparoscopic (or keyhole) surgery. This is far less invasive for the patient than traditional open surgery and leads to quicker recovery times and minimal scarring.

Away from work, Mr Agwunobi is married with two teenage boys, who keep him busy and grounded. He supports numerous local charity events as well as Water Aid, which provides clean and safe drinking water to people in the developing world. In his spare time, he enjoys following Manchester United and a game of golf with friends, even though he tends to approach the holes via the scenic route. You can find out more about Mr Agwunobi by visiting his personal consultant website or learn out about Mr Agwunobi’s training and publications.

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