Mr Andrew Houghton



GMC number: 2654827

Practising since: 1980


General Surgery

Consultation times

  • Friday 14:30 - 19:00
  • Urgent referrals at other times by arrangement
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Mr Houghton is a General and Vascular Surgeon at the Royal Shrewsbury and Shropshire Nuffield Hospitals. As a General Surgeon he performs the full range of abdominal operations like hernia repairs and gall bladder operations. As a Vascular Surgeon he is involved in procedures on veins and arteries as well as the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). As an Endocrine Surgeon, Mr Houghton is involved in operations on the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands.

He is the Lead Paediatric Surgeon for the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, operating on children with hernias, testicular maldescent and foreskin problems.

Other interests

Training surgical trainees in the West Midlands surgical rotation.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Andrew Houghton at Nuffield Health

  • Amputations
  • Thread vein treatment (sclerotherapy)
  • Carotid doppler
  • Endovenous laser treatment for varicose veins
  • Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation for Varicose Veins
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Endocrine
  • Hernia repair
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)

Locations Mr Andrew Houghton works with

Related experience


Mr Houghton did his general surgical training at Guy's Hospital in London in the 1990’s. Following a period of research in abdominal surgery he went on to specialise in vascular surgery, publishing papers on various aspects of abdominal and lower limb surgery.


  • Association of Surgeons
  • Christian Medical Fellowship
  • British Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • Vascular Society

Other posts held

  • Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust

Insurers Mr Andrew Houghton works with

Mr Andrew Houghton works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • HealthFund
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


Mr Andrew Houghton does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Andrew Houghton does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Andrew Houghton does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.