Our team stands for high surgical skills, clinical judgment and passion for high quality clinical care which is evidence based and we are joined by a consultant Urologist, Colorectal Surgeon, Hepatobiliary Surgeon, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon and a specialist nurse.


Mr Christopher Mann

Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon MBChB, BSc. (Hons), MD, MRCOG.

Mr Mann qualified from the University of Leicester Medical School in 1988 and underwent postgraduate training in the West Midlands. He received further extensive one-to-one training in the surgical treatment of endometriosis from some of the world's leading laparoscopic surgeons, including David Redwine in the USA, Daniel D’argent and Dennis Querleu in France and Marc Possover in Germany. Mr Mann introduced the technique of advanced laparoscopic excision of endometriosis to the Midlands in 1999. Mr Mann is a Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists Accredited Gynaecological Oncologist and Preceptor in Minimal Access Surgery.

Mr Mann is one of the UK's most experienced laparoscopic gynaecological surgeons. He specialises in the use of minimal access techniques for the treatment of female cancers, advanced endometriosis and pelvic pain, and benign gynaecological conditions. Expertise in laparoscopic surgery only comes with time spent in the operating theatre. Over the past ten years, Mr Mann has successfully treated more than 1000 patients suffering from suffering from endometriosis. This vast experience is invaluable to patients. He has published in peer reviewed journals on the subject as well as lectured nationally and internationally on endometriosis, oncology and laparoscopic surgery.


Mr Simon Radley

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon MBChB MD, FRCS, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Mr Radley graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1985 with Honours in Surgery. Having completed his house officer posts in Birmingham, he became a lecturer in anatomy at the University of Birmingham. Following Senior House Officer training he undertook a period of research into colorectal cancer and submitted a thesis for which he was awarded an MD by the University of Birmingham. He undertook registrar surgical training in general and colorectal surgery in the West Midlands. He completed specialist training in colorectal surgery at St Mark’s Hospital in London. During this time he also undertook an overseas travelling fellowship, having been awarded grants from the International College of Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons of England, to the USA to study treatments for rectal cancer. On completion of his training he took up a post as Senior Lecturer in Colorectal Surgery at Birmingham University and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, becoming an NHS Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in April 2002.

He has published widely on colorectal disease and, in particular, functional bowel disorders. He has been the Clinical Service Lead for Gastro-intestinal Surgery at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. He has had a key role in introducing laparoscopic colorectal surgery and enhanced surgical recovery protocols to University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and to the Priory Hospital. He is currently the West Midlands Chapter Representative and is a Council Member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland. Over the last seven years he has developed an interest and expertise in the management of advanced endometriosis.

Mr Radley is also a member of The Birmingham Hernia Clinic.


Mr Alan Doherty

Urology Specialist MBChB MD, FRCS, Consultant Urological Surgeon

Mr Doherty completed his undergraduate training at The Middlesex Hospital before undergoing his surgical training at the Royal Marsden and Charing Cross Hospitals in London. He also studied at The Institute of Urology before taking up his position in 2001 as a Consultant Urologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, the largest urological cancer centre in the West Midlands. He has published extensively on prostate cancer including articles in The Lancet. Alan has a specialist interest in Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy and has performed over 300 such cases. He also has a particular interest and expertise in the application of minimal access surgery for the treatment of endometriosis involving the urological (bladder, kidneys and ureters) system.


Dr Liam Blaney

Pain Management Specialist MBChB FRCA, Consultant, Consultant in Pain Management

Dr Blaney undertook his undergraduate training in at University College Dublin and completed his post graduate training in the West Midlands. Dr Blaney also undertook a one year Pain Management Fellowship at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth Australia before taking up his current post of Pain Management Consultant at the University Hospital Birmingham in 2001. He has a wealth of experience in dealing with the management of chronic pain and has a particular interest in the management of pelvic pain, particularly when associated with endometriosis.


Mr Nigel Suggett

Colorectal Surgeon

Mr Suggett studied medicine at Oxford University before completing his surgical training in the West Midlands and his higher degree at Birmingham University. He is a consultant and Clinical Service Lead for General Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and practices at the Priory and BMI Edgbaston hospitals. He is a fully trained laparoscopic surgeon.


Mr Robert Sutcliffe

Hepatobiliary Surgeon

Robert studied Medicine at Downing College, Cambridge University (1990-95), and was awarded the Whitby Medical Scholarship in 1992. After basic medical training, he pursued a research interest in the staging of patients with primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma), for which he was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine. After undertaking General Surgery specialist registrar training in South London, Kent and Sussex, he followed his long-term ambition to practise in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgery, and spent three years undergoing Fellowship training at King’s College Hospital and the Royal London Hospital, including one year as a Liver Transplant Fellow. After spending nine months as locum consultant at the Royal London Hospital, he was appointed as a substantive consultant in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in January 2011. In November 2011, Robert was awarded an Aesculap Endoscopy Travelling Fellowship by the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ALSGBI) and visited the Asan Medical Center and Seoul National University Hospital in Seoul, South Korea. Robert has played a key role in developing the laparoscopic liver and pancreas resection programme in Birmingham, and routinely undertakes laparoscopic major and minor liver resections. He has also introduced robotic hepatopancreatobiliary surgery to Birmingham and has performed the first robotic liver resection in the NHS. His main clinical interests are hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgical oncology and perioperative care, and he has recently implemented enhanced recovery programmes for patients undergoing pancreatico-duodenectomy and liver resection. Robert has been a core member of the Adrenal multidisciplinary team at University Hospital Birmingham since 2013. He performs open, laparoscopic and robotic adrenalectomy for patients with a range of benign and malignant lesions.


Mr Maninder Kalkat

Thoracic Surgeon

Consultant in the regional department of Thoracic Surgery at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham. Trained at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Chandigarh in India and West Midlands Cardiothoracic Surgical Training programme in United Kingdom. Introduced videoassisted thorascopic lobectomy procedure for lung cancer in the region. Member of regional multidisciplinary team for management of sarcomas involving chest wall and lungs. Faculty member for various national and international courses. Special interests include airways management, chest wall reconstructions, minimally invasive surgery and clinical audit.