Mr Bohdan Smajer

Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgeon - General Surgery

Telephone Number: 01204 390094

Professional Background

Mr Smajer studied medicine at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic and after comprehensive training in the University Hospital of Brno, he became a fully qualified surgeon in 2004. His broad surgical experience comes from the Czech Republic, France, Greece and from several humanitarian missions in Africa with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).

Mr Smajer moved to the UK in 2008. He has held consultant posts in Abergavenny, South Wales and Gloucester and was appointed as a consultant general surgeon at the Royal Bolton Hospital in May 2010. He is a member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, the Association of Upper GI Surgeons and also a member of the British Medical Association.

Special Interests and Research

Mr Bohdan Smajer specialises in upper gastrointestinal and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, with a particular interest in gall bladder and hernias.


Mr Smajer regularly attends courses and surgical conferences and publishes in professional journals.

Mr Bohdan Smajer works in the following services:

General Surgery

Our General Surgery Department has a high volume of emergency admissions, with short length of stay for surgical patients.  The department provides a variety of complex upper gastrointestinal and colorectal surgeries including for some types of cancer, and a variety of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeries, both planned and emergency cases. There is also a Vascular Department on site that deals with complex vascular (blood vessel) problems. The hospital provides surgery for children however newborn babies are referred to Central Manchester Children’s Hospital if they need surgery.