Mr Tim Worthington



GMC number: 4017235

Practising since: 1993


General Surgery

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Timothy Rees Worthington is a general surgeon based in Guildford. He specialises in removing gallstones and hernias and treating the liver and pancreas. He is an expert in laparoscopic surgery, holding the position of Laparoscopic Tutor at the Minimal Access Therapy and Training Unit at the University of Surrey.

After graduating from the University of Birmingham, Mr Worthington was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons Simpson Research Fellowship and studied the biology of pancreatic cancer. He earned his MD in 2001, after which he underwent higher surgical training in London and undertook further specialist training at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. He became a consultant surgeon at University College Hospital, London in 2004, before later moving to the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

Mr Worthington leads the Hepatopancreaticobiliary Unit at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and University of Surrey in the development of minimally-invasive surgery for pancreatic and liver disease and is an acknowledged expert in the field.

Special interests

Hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery (liver, pancreas, biliary); Endoscopy; Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Interventional endoscopy; Hernias, including inguinal hernia; Upper gastro-intestinal disease; laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal); colonoscopy; skin lesions; gallstone disease; abdominal pain; acid reflux; indigestion; diarrhoea; pancreatic cancer; liver cancer; lumps.

Other interests

Tim Worthington has specialist interests in laparoscopic and gastrointestinal surgery. He consults regularly at the Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital and offers a full general surgical service including laparoscopic cholecystectomy, laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic appendicectomy, endoscopy and ERCP.

Emergency and urgent cases can be assessed promptly and routine patients will be seen in a timely fashion.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Tim Worthington at Nuffield Health

  • Gastroesophageal
  • Appendicectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy)
  • Excisional biopsy
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Hernia repair
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Larynx diagnostic endoscopy (or laryngoscopy)
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Laparoscopic reflux surgery (fundoplication)
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatogram (or ERCP)
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)

Locations Mr Tim Worthington works with

Related experience


  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons
  • International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Other posts held

  • Consultant General Surgeon, Royal Surrey NHS Trust Hospital

Insurers Mr Tim Worthington works with

Mr Tim Worthington works with the following private medical insurance providers:

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


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

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

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