Mr Shaun Preston is a distinguished General Surgeon and Head of the specialist Oesophago-Gastric Unit at The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust Hospital. This is a tertiary/quaternary unit specialising in the management of benign oesophago-gastric disorders and is a dedicated oesophago-gastric cancer unit.
Mr Preston has an international reputation in the field of oesophago-gastric cancer and complex hiatal surgery (anti-reflux surgery, revisional anti-reflux surgery, giant paraoesophageal hernias and Heller's cardiomyotomy for achalasia). He is invited to lecture and chair sessions at international conferences, teaches senior trainees and more junior consultants on training programmes, and also demonstrates surgical technique 'live' and by video at specialist symposia.
He has a wealth of expertise in robotic, laparoscopic (keyhole) and open surgery, and also in endoscopic techniques including interventional endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound. He is very well respected for his specialist skills in the management of reflux, Barrett's oesophagus, oesophageal and gastric cancer, achalasia, abdominal and inguinal hernia repair and gallstones.
Mr Preston earned his medical degree from the University of Leeds. He also has a Doctorate and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In the Intercollegiate Fellowship in General Surgery in 2000, Mr Preston was awarded the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) Gold Medal & Prize for the best results across the UK. He later earned the esteemed Japanese Foundation for the Promotion of Cancer Research/British Council Fellowship at the National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo, where he worked in the Gastric, Oesophageal, and Endoscopic Divisions.
Mr Preston previously served as a Visiting Surgeon at the Division of Foregut Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, in 2006 where he learned thoracoscopic oesophagectomy. He, and his team, also visited and worked with Dr Low and his team at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle (2011) to develop the first UK Standardised Enhanced Recovery (ERAS) Pathway for Oesophagectomy. He is well-known on the international stage and is invited to lecture widely, as well as to demonstrate surgical techniques around the world. In 2015, he was the Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting.
He is Visiting Professor at Jaber Al Ahmad Hospital in Kuwait and Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Surrey. His research interests are in the evaluation and optimal management of patients with oesophageal and gastric cancer. He is the National Chief Investigator for one NCRI portfolio study (NeoAEGIS) and Principal Investigator on another (OCCAMS). He has clinical interests in Enhanced Recovery (ERAS), Standardised Clinical Pathways, and Prehabilitation ahead of surgery (Prehab).
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BSc(Hons), 1987. Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, University of Leeds
MB ChB, 1990. Bachelor of Medicine (MB) & Bachelor of Surgery (ChB). School of Medicine, University of Leeds
MD, 1997. Doctor of Medicine - Gut hormones in gastrointestinal cancer, University of Leeds.
FRCS(Eng), 1996. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
FRCS(Gen), 2000. Intercollegiate Fellowship in General Surgery (Upper GI), where he was also honoured with the ASGBI Gold Medal & Prize for the best results across the UK and outstanding performance in the viva voce examinations.
Registered with the General Medical Council (GMC - Registration number 3487888)
British Medical Association (BMA)
Association of Upper GI Surgery (AUGIS)
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI)
British Oesophageal Group (BOG)
European Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ESDE)
International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus (ISDE)
I went to see Mr Preston after being recommended by another consultant . Mr Preston listened to my issue of years of suffering with acid reflux and constant vomiting every day. He immediately diagnosed two things i may have been suffering with . After tests and wiping out one . It was recommended i have a toupet fundoplication . I read up on this and worried somewhat about complications and worried ,would it rectify my vomiting but Mr Preston put my mind at rest and reassured me . OMG . Ive had my operation and i am a new person . More energy . No reflux and No vomiting . ( after vomiting everyday for about 20 years this feels like a miracle ) Thanks to Mr Preston . Its early days ( 6 weeks tomorrow since op) but im feeling great and will see Mr Preston in 6months for check up .
Mr Preston is truly amazing. Totally professional, explains everything that is happening, his clinic is always on time and I am very privileged to be his patient.
Reassuring in explaining the steps to be taken and the risks involved
Mr Sean Preston is a highly skilled and experienced surgeon as well as being reassuringly kind and empathetic. I could not have wished for better care from him and his team. After emergency hospitalisation last year, I was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer on top of a pre-existing hiatus hernia. Of course, this was an extremely frightening time but upon meeting Mr Preston I was calmed by his warm and informative manner. He made me feel immediately at ease as he explained my situation and my options in a way that was simple to understand. It is a very unique, rare and special quality when someone is able to balance incredible expertise with a good-humoured manner but it’s something that Mr Preston does with ease. At 84 I am a very high-risk patient and I was made thoroughly aware (on multiple occasions at numerous appointments) of the dangers of both the general anaesthetic and the surgery itself. Despite the risks I was keen to go ahead with the surgery (an oesophagectomy/tumor removal and hernia repair) and I’ll be forever grateful that Mr Preston agreed to take a chance on me. He and his team had my full trust, I knew that whatever the outcome they were working their hardest to help me through this. It has now been three months since my surgery and, whilst still recovering, I am now eating without a tube again and life is beginning to return to normal. A cancer diagnosis is up there amongst the worst things that a person can experience but the guidance from Mr Preston and his team helped make the ordeal easier to bear. Throughout the process myself and my family were kept thoroughly informed, at no point did we feel left alone. There is no thank you big enough to express how grateful we all are for the care and help that we received during such a difficult time. Thanks to Mr Preston and his team I get to enjoy many more years ahead.
Informative .Very good communication skills. Personable manner putting us at our ease immediately. Plenty of time
I saw Mr Preston recently for the first time because of significant gastroesophageal pain when eating as well as acid reflux issues. He diagnosed a hiatus hernia using endoscopy and subsequently went out of his way to ensure that the other issues picked up on an ultrasound requested by my GP were thoroughly addressed. He is clearly an experienced consultant who is very knowledgeable in his field. He is also a good communicator and very personable. Overall a real safe pair of hands. A shout out also for his secretary Lisa who is both lovely and also extremely efficient.
I have been looked after by Shaun Preston on three different occasions over the past decade. In each case, Shaun was brilliantly effective but also engaging, warm, reassuring and a great source of comfort and calm, both to me and to my wife. Before, during and after surgery, Shaun was consistently hugely capable and a constant source of care and advice.
I really appreciated the time Mr Preston took to explain the small issue I had, the options available to me (including no intervention), and the care and kindness he showed to me during the entire processes from consultations to surgery to post surgery. Ultimately I had a great outcome surgically and emotionally.
Having approached a number of GI consultants where I felt as one of many, Mr Preston's approach was far more individual and thorough. From the start he undertook a robust scientific diagnosis taking me through the results and his conclusions, explaining the different options. He is an expert in his field and takes the time to know and understand his patients, making sure any treatment plan is properly understood and then subsequently delivered to a high standard
Very impressed with explanations, made it understandable both before and after surgery. Has a very reassuring manner. Excellent aftercare checked in visibly daily.
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Shaun is an excellent laparoscopic oesophageal, upper GI and general surgeon. He has led the regional oesophageal cancer service for many years. He communicates well, helped by a very efficient PA.
Dr Stephen Evans
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Mr Shaun Preston's overall patient rating is 4.96 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 54 reviews
What languages does Mr Shaun Preston speak?
Mr Shaun Preston speaks English
Where is Mr Shaun Preston located?
Mr Shaun Preston primarily practices at Nuffield Health Guildford Hospital, located at Stirling Road, Guildford, United Kingdom, GU2 7RF
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What are Mr Shaun Preston working hours?
Mr Shaun Preston is working Monday (13:30 - 17:30), Tuesday (16:00 - 19:30), Friday (10:00 - 12:00)
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