Mr Matthew Bowles


MS, FRCS (Gen), BSc

GMC number: 3171192

Practising since: 1986


General Surgery

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Matthew graduated from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1986 and undertook surgical training in London and South East England. He obtained a Master of Surgery degree in 1999 for research into small bowel transplantation. In 2001 he was appointed consultant liver transplant surgeon at King’s College Hospital, London, where at various times he was Clinical Director for Surgery, Surgical Tutor and Foundation Training Programme Director.

In 2009 Matthew moved to Devon with his family, his clinical focus shifting from liver transplantation to surgery for cancer of the liver and pancreas. He is also part of the team treating patients with retroperitoneal sarcoma. He has a significant emergency and routine ‘general’ surgical workload, particularly for patients with gallstones and hernias, who make up the majority of his patients at the Nuffield Hospital.  

Matthew was Director of Medical Education at Derriford Hospital between 2014 and 2020. He was elected Chair of the Derriford Hospital Medical Staff Committee in 2021. Having been an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons Fellowship examinations since 2004, he now assesses the performance of other examiners.

In his spare time Matthew enjoys family walks on Dartmoor and in Snowdonia and holidays in warm places in their caravan.

Special interests

  • Liver, pancreas and bile duct cancer
  • Retroperitoneal sarcoma
  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Incisional hernia repair
  • Femoral hernia repair
  • Abdominal hernia repair
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Gallbladder problems

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Matthew Bowles at Nuffield Health

  • Hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)

Locations Mr Matthew Bowles works with

  • Derriford Road, Plymouth, PL6 8BG

    01752 775 861
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Related experience


  • Intra-abdominal compartment syndrome Small bowel transplantation
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Immunosuppression


  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Association of Upper Gastro-intestinal Surgeons
  • British Medical Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant HPB and and General Surgeon Derriford Hospital


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

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

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