Mr Tim Pencavel



GMC number: 6070964

Practising since: 2003


General Surgery

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Mr Pencavel graduated from the Royal Free Campus of the Royal Free and University College Medical School, Univ of London, in 2003. After initial basic surgical training in North London, he undertook a period of research at the Institute of Cancer Research and was awarded his PhD in 2013. His Higher Surgical Training was within the North West Thames deanery and included subspecialist HPB training at the Royal Marsden, Hammersmith and Royal Surrey hospitals. He went on to a post-CCT fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the Royal Marsden prior to being appointed as a locum consultant at the Royal Surrey in 2018, becoming substantive in 2019.

He has specific clinical interests in minimally-invasive HPB surgery, having developed an almost completely laparoscopic or robotic practice as a consultant. He has also developed, with colleagues, a percutaneous approach to difficult-to-manage gallstones. As a result of his training at all levels in the Sarcoma and Rare Tumours unit he also has an interest in both benign and malignant soft-tissue lesions, including triage and initial assessment.

He has published a number of papers across the fields of HPB and soft-tissue surgery, and retains an active role in clinical research.

Special interests

  • Liver surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Gall bladder and bile duct surgery
  • Soft tissue lumps – lipomas, cysts

Other interests


Personal interests

Hill walking, golf, football and rugby union.

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Mr Tim Pencavel at Nuffield Health

  • Appendicectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Liver resection
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Hernia unilateral
  • Hernia repair
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
  • Bile duct resection

Locations Mr Tim Pencavel works with

Related experience


Mr Pencavel’s PhD was in cancer therapeutics and specifically the interaction between cancer biology and new therapeutic agents. He has also published and lectured widely on topics related to his clinical practice, including sarcoma, liver surgery and outcomes after minimally-invasive surgery to the liver and pancreas.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon

Other posts held

  • Consultant Surgeon at Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust


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

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

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