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John Rogers


Special Interests

Laparoscopic surgery: heartburn (antireflux surgery), Achalasia, gallbladder removal, groin, incisional and sports hernia, lap-band obesity surgery, haemorrhoids treatment by HALO procedure, obstructive defaecation and rectal prolapse by STARR procedure




Mr John Rogers has over 20 years experience of performing laparoscopic surgery for reflux (heartburn), groin hernia, sports hernia and gall bladder removal. He also has 17 years experience of performing Lap-Band anti-obesity procedures.

Mr Rogers was trained in medicine at King's College Hospital Medical School, London and qualified in 1979, before gaining his fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1985. His specialist training was in Oesophagogastric, Colorectal and Laparoscopic surgery. He undertook a period of original research resulting in a large number of publications in scientific journals and wrote a Thesis resulting in the award of M.D. in 1991. He was given the medal of Arris and Gale Lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons of England 1991/1992. He has written a number of chapters in surgical textbooks and continues to be involved in research. His last paper was published on the subject of laparoscopic Lap-Band antiobesity surgery in the American Journal of Surgery in August 2002.

Although now in private practice, Mr Rogers was Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Surgeon at St Bart's and the Royal London Hospital between 1993 and 2002. During this post he was Director of The Royal London Hospital Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit which was a clinical partner of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (mattu) and he regularly performed live surgical demonstrations of complex laparoscopic procedures over a direct video link to the Royal College of Surgeons. He continues to be involved in the training of surgeons in new laparoscopic surgical techniques.

Mr Rogers continues his specialist interest in oesophagogastric, colorectal and laparoscopic surgery with particular emphasis on the treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and the treatment of morbid obesity using laparoscopic surgical techniques.

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