Mr Joseph Varghese

Clinical Lead for General Surgery - Royal Bolton Hospital

Telephone Number: 01204 390538

Professional Background

Mr Joseph Varghese studied medicine at Mangalore University, India. He completed his basic and higher surgical training in the North West of Scotland at Aberdeen's Surgical Training Programme. He has been fortunate to have been trained under various surgical pioneers and has gained invaluable expertise from them. He has a strong interest in research, audit and training.

Following various laparoscopic training programmes in Paris, Mr Varghese undertakes day case laparoscopic procedures.

Mr Varghese is the clinical lead for upper GI and hepatobiliary cancers at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

He is a member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, the British Medical Association and a member of the Medical Society of Manchester and Bolton.

Special Interests and Research

He specialises in upper GI and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, with a particular interest in reflux, gall bladder and hernias. He also specialises in endoscopies, colonoscopies and endoscopic removal of gall stones from the bile duct (ERCP). He provides lymph node biopsies and laparoscopic splenectomise for the haematologists.

Mr Joseph Varghese 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.