Dr Merrill McHoney



GMC number: 4356891

Practising since: 1998


Paediatric Surgery

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I trained in many paediatric surgical tertiary and quaternary centres (Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in London, John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford, and Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh. I have experience in complex laparoscopic cases and have written chapters on laparoscopic conditions in several books. I have several peer-reviewed publications in literature, and have led the production of, and edited, 'Colour Atlas of Paediatric Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery' (Published in 2017). I have been a contributor to and section editor of ‘Paediatric Surgery: A Comprehensive Text for Africa’.

My interests in thoracic (lung and chest wall) and oncology surgery, my desire to develop further expertise, work alongside a team of peers, and deliver a recognised service within the organisation where I work, is an exciting prospect. I developed an interest in minimally invasive surgery in children early in my paediatric surgical training. I rotated through 2 laparoscopic fellowships. I led a research project in laparoscopic surgery. This led to the first randomised controlled trial in laparoscopy in children and my PhD entitled 'The metabolic and inflammatory response to laparoscopy in children'.

I have experience in laparoscopic management of complex gastrointestinal cases and have several chapters on laparoscopic conditions (e.g. fundoplication, thoracoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, OA and TOF) in several books.

Special interests

Minimally invasive surgery, Gastrointestinal surgery, Thoracic surgery, Oncology surgery, Research.

Other interests

Gall bladder surgery, neonatal surgery and antenatal counselling.

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Related experience




  • British Association of Paediatric Surgeons
  • Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery
  • International Pediatric Endoscopic surgery Group
  • Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
  • Paediatric Surgery Research Collaborative
  • The GlobalSurg Collaborative

Other posts held

  • Consultant Paediatric Surgeon Oxford University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust