Mr Oliver Allenby-Smith

BM, FRCS (Gen Surg)


Mr Allenby-Smith is a Consultant General Surgeon based at Poole NHS Hospital.  He specialises in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery and his main expertise are in treating gall stones, acid reflux and hernia surgery. Following his medical degree in Southampton, Mr Allenby-Smith focused his career around upper gastrointestinal surgery. 

He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2010 and started as a Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon in Poole Hospital in 2011. He has set up a specialist clinic in Poole treating patients with acid reflux and heartburn. Often this may be treated with medications but he also offers a new endoscopic day case treatment called Stretta. Other patients may benefit from fundoplication surgery to prevent their reflux. Mr Allenby-Smith performs a range of treatments for Gall Stones from endoscopic treatment (ERCP) to laparoscopic surgery to remove the Gall Bladder (cholecystectomy). He also has an extensive experience in hernia surgery expending from keyhole surgical repair the major abdominal wall reconstructions.


  • Friday pm


Current posts

  • Consultant General Surgeon, Poole Hospital Foundation Trust


  • Gall stone disease
  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Abdominal Hernia surgery

Personal interests


Member of

  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
  • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • British Hernia Society


Mr Oliver Allenby-Smith works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Aviva Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA

Mr Oliver Allenby-Smith does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Oliver Allenby-Smith does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Oliver Allenby-Smith does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.