Mr Ben Cresswell

Mr Ben Cresswell

MB ChB, MD (Res), FRCS

General Surgery

23 years of experience
12 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Friendly and explained everything very well.“
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Subspecialties

  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4647461
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    Practices worked at

    The Hampshire Clinic

    Basing Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom, RG24 7AL
    211 reviews

    The Candover Clinic

    Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, United Kingdom, RG24 9NA
    22 reviews

    About

    Mr Cresswell is a Consultant Surgeon, specialising in surgery for the Liver, Gall Bladder, Bile Ducts and Pancreas, as well as in hernia surgery.

    He trained in Scotland, London and the South East and has spent time as a visiting surgeon at several specialist cancer units in the USA and Japan, learning advanced techniques and approaches. 

    He offers a full range of specialist laparoscopic and open surgery for conditions affecting the liver, gall bladder, bile ducts and pancreas  - including gallstones, liver and bile duct cancers, liver cysts, pancreatitis and pancreatic cysts and tumours.

    He has a special interest in cancers that have spread to the abdominal lymph nodes and soft tissues and in complex pancreatitis - for which he has pioneered several minimally invasive approaches.  

    His interest in complex surgery has led to skills in dealing with complex abdominal wall defects and hernias - for which he offers both laparoscopic and open operations as appropriate.

     


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Gallstones / Cholecystectomy 
    • Hernia Surgery
    • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Liver Cancer / Resection
    • Pancreatic Surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Non-stone Related Biliary Tract Pain (Biliary Dyskinesia / Gallbladder Dysfunction)
    • Abdominal Lymph Node and Soft Tissue Metastases
    • Skin Lesions and “Lumps & Bumps”
    • Gallstones 
    • Hernias
    • Liver Resection 
    • Pancreatitis / Pancreatic Disease
    • Investigation of Abdominal Pain
    • Metastatic Cancer
    • Liver Ablation
    • Multi-modality Cancer Treatments

    Procedures

    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • Appendicectomy
    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Gastroscopy
    • Laparoscopy
    • Linx System
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Liver Biopsy
    • Liver Resection
    • Liver Surgery
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
    • Skin Lesion Treatments
    • Splenectomy
    • Whipple Procedure
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    Special interests

    • Gallstones
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Hernia
    • Appendicitis
    • Bowel Cancer
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Gallbladder Cancer
    • Liver Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Pancreatic Disorders
    • Pancreatitis
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    Education

    • MB ChB - University of Dundee
    • MD (Res) - University of London
    • FRCS - Royal College of Surgeons
    • International HPB Association
    • The Pancreatic Society
    • Royal Society of Medicine
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Gallstones
    2/32
    Inguinal Hernia
    2/32
    Hernia
    1/32
    Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    1/32
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    Friendly and explained everything very well.
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    I cannot comment on my experience with Mr. Cresswell as I didn’t see him on the date of the scheduled appointment as he was on annual leave (see full explanation of what happened on the text box in section 2 of 5 of this review). I have had to assign him star ratings on the previous screen, so I have just assigned 5 stars on each so I could progress to this screen (and I certainly don’t want to assign any low ratings to him as that would be extremely unfair as this situation was nothing to do with him at all - the issue is to do with failings in the administration of appointments somewhere along the line).
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    (5/5)
    Everyone makes you feel relaxed and at ease at a difficult and stressful time, staff all lovely and reassure you.
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    Mr Cresswell has been looking after me for several years. I always feel safe in his hands.
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    Overall Experience
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    (5/5)
    Mr Cresswell was friendly, understanding and informative. He took care of me during my operation and removed my gall bladder without many issues. All went well
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    (5/5)
    He is absolutely evidently an expert in what he does and I feel better already
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    (5/5)
    All gone swimmingly, well organised
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    (5/5)
    Excellent treatment by all staff especially my nurse.
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    (5/5)
    I was very well looked after from start to finish. Thank you
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    He explains matters clearly, gives one confidence in his abilities and is an exceptional surgeon
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