Mr Gavin Robertson


MB ChB, FRCS (Gen), MD

GMC number: 2914299

Practising since: 1984


General Surgery

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Gavin Robertson was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in Leicester in 1999. Having qualified in 1984 he then trained in Centres across the world for 15 years. He developed expertise in Laparoscopic/keyhole surgery from its inception in 1993.

Since his Consultant appointment, he has built a busy private practice over more than 24 years. The majority of the patients he now sees come to him with problems with gallstones or hernias where his laparoscopic expertise allows prompt minimally invasive treatment.

During his Consultant career, he has performed over 6000 laparoscopic cholecystectomies with no bile duct injuries to date (National figures suggest an expected rate of around 0.5%). He has a regular weekly endoscopy list, treating people with bile duct gallstones, requiring complex interventions.

With an experience in over 6500 hernia repairs, he regularly performs not only groin hernia repairs but also more complex incisional and other abdominal wall repairs.

Other interests include the endoscopic diagnosis of acid reflux disease, appendicectomy and the investigation of abdominal pain.

Services offered at The Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital include;

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for gallstones
  • Laparoscopic hernia repairs (inguinal, incisional, umbilical and ventral)
  • Endoscopy
  • Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery
  • Consultations, investigation and treatment of abdominal pain
  • Laparoscopic Appendicectomy
While based in Leicester, his busy private practice now attracts patients from across the East Midlands including Nottingham, Lincoln, Grantham, Coventry, Warwick, Rugby, Northampton, Kettering and Derby.

Other interests

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Gavin Robertson at Nuffield Health

  • Laparoscopic groin hernia repair
  • Open surgery groin hernia repair
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)

Locations Mr Gavin Robertson works with

Related experience


Mr Gavin Robertson has over 50 original papers in peer-reviewed journals on pancreatic islet transplantation, the treatment of inoperable liver tumours and laparoscopic gallbladder and hernia surgery.

In addition, he has published a variety of book chapters and review articles on these subjects, including co-authoring the chapter on Abdominal Wall and Groin hernias in the 5th edition of the world-renowned Kirk’s General Surgical Operations textbook.

Mr Robertson has presented extensively at National and International meetings and co-runs the National Leicester Hernia course 3 times a year, teaching advanced techniques to other Surgeons.


  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Elected to the Council of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain Ireland
  • British Medical Association
  • Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • British Society of Gastroenterologists
  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons
  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Other posts held

  • Consultant Hepatobiliary and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital
  • Consultant Laparoscopic / HPB surgeon at the Glenfield Hospital

Insurers Mr Gavin Robertson works with

Mr Gavin Robertson works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • HealthFund
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


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

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

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