Mr Michael Booth MA FRCSConsultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon


    Mr Michael Booth has held a substantive consultant surgeon post at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust since 2003. He is a fully qualified General and Upper Gastro Intestinal Surgeon, and specialises in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for gallstones, hernias and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). He is also a fully qualified upper GI (JAG accredited) endoscopist and endoscopic trainer.

    Surgical procedures

    Specialist surgical procedures include:

    • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    • Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration
    • Laparoscopic or open hernia repair (groin and abdominal wall hernias)
    • Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery (primary and revisional)
    • Laparoscopic hiatus hernia surgery
    • Laparoscopic Hellers myotomy (for achalasia)
    • Laparoscopic stapled cardioplasty (for recurrent achalasia)
    • Excision of skin lumps and bumps

    Endoscopic procedures:

    • Diagnostic upper GI endoscopy
    • Therapeutic upper GI endoscopy, including dilatation
    • Wireless capsule (Bravo) pH studies for acid reflux



    Michael is a graduate of Oxford University Medical School, and underwent surgical training in the Oxford region, including a research period into gastro-oesophageal reflux disease at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and a spell at the John Hunter Hospital, New South Wales. He was appointed to a substantive consultant post in General and Upper GI surgery at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 2003, since when he has performed over 2000 laparoscopic cholecystectomies for Berkshire patients. From 2003 until 2016 he was responsible for the surgical management of patients with oesophageal and stomach cancers, pioneering the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques for complex cancer operations; he continues to chair the Upper GI Cancer Multidisciplinary team. He supervises the work of the Gastro Intestinal Physiology laboratory, overseeing investigations into oesophageal physiology and acid reflux. He helped instigate a bariatric surgery service at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 2007. He has over 20 research publications, along with several academic book chapters, and is a past committee member of the British Society of Gastroenterology Oesophageal Section. He has held an Honorary Senior Lecturer`s post with Oxford University Medical School, an honorary Consultant post with Oxford United Hospitals and has been a Royal College Surgical Tutor. He is currently clinical lead for General Surgery at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

    Michael sees private patients at the Berkshire Independent Hospital.



    Thames Valley General Surgery

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