Mr Keith Poskitt

Mr Keith Poskitt

MB ChB MD FRCS

General Surgery

45 years of experience
33 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

4.96

Explanation

4.96

Top feedback

“Dr Poskitt was compassionate, explained the whole process thoroughly and left me with no complications. My surgery wounds healed without incident and his consultation phone call addressed the questions I had thoroughly. I had no issues at all throughout my surgery and would recommend him to anyone.“
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Subspecialties

  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 2386498
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £200

    Follow-up appointment: £125

    Practices worked at

    Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital

    Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, GL51 6SY
    93 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    09:00 - 13:00
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
    09:00 - 19:00
    Thu
    09:00 - 13:00
    Fri
    Not available
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Consulting at Cheltenham Nuffield & Cirencester Hospital

    www.poskittsurgical.uk

    Mr Poskitt is a consultant general and vascular surgeon in Gloucestershire with over 30 years experience, specialising  in venous disorders and local anaesthetic & laparoscopic hernia repairs.

    Having introduced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery to Cheltenham for hyperhidrosis (excess sweating) & gallbladder surgery, he subsequently introduced keyhole surgery for hernia & varicose vein treatment to Cheltenham. He now offers minimally invasive laparoscopic hernia surgery & both duplex guided foam sclerotherapy & radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for varicose veins.

    Surgical Experience

    Over the last 15 years, he has performed over 2,500 keyhole laparoscopic and 1,000 open procedures for all types of herniae including inguinal, femoral, obturator, spigelian, incisional and recurrent paraumbilical. Over a similar period, he has performed several thousand minimally invasive vein procedures (Foam and RFA) for patients with varicose veins & venous leg ulcers.

    Patients require an individual assessment to have a bespoke treatment plan.

    Some patients with a hernia may not require surgery & can be treated conservatively. Others may require a procedure under local anaesthesia to reduce surgical risk & those fit for general anaesthesia would be offered keyhole (laparoscopic) procedure as a quality option.

    Patients with venous disease (varicose veins or leg ulcers) deserve an individual clinical assessment & a non invasive duplex assessment to formulate a management plan. Mr Poskitt established a Leg Ulcer Service in Gloucestershire & offers an accurate assessment to identify & treat the cause (most commonly leaking vein valves).

    Research

    Mr Poskitt qualified from the Univerity of Sheffield in 1977 & worked in Sheffield until 1982. He then moved to the Professorial Unit at Charing Cross Hospital where he developed a research interest while working on his MD thesis. He completed his specialist training in Bristol & appointed as a consultant surgeon at Cheltenham in 1989.

    He has maintained a research interest & has supervised a large number of trainee surgeons, nursing staff & vascular scientists. He has also overseen a large number of MD Doctoral theses & has personally published over 130 publications.

    He recently played a key role in defining the management of severe venous disorders (ESCHAR paper Lancet 2012 & EVRA paper New England Journal of Medicine 2018). He has published and presented research on TEP hernia repairs demonstrating the cost benefit & advantages of keyhole surgery in inguinal hernia repair (BMJ 2011). Mr Poskitt has also presented & published widely on open and laparoscopic abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery & the positive effect of hyperhidrosis treatment on the quality of life.

    Achievements

    • Recipient Lifetime Achievement Award from the Vascular Society of GB&I.
    • Gold, Silver and Bronze National clinical excellence awards.
    • Editorial Committee of the Journal of Phlebology.
    • Executive Council of Venous Forum 2017 for The Royal Society of Medicine.
    • NICE(National Institute for Care Excellence)expert for varicose vein guidelines.
    • Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons.

    Personal Interests

    All sports particularly rugby & cricket, travelling, music, history, part time cooking & walking with my wife and our 2 Sprocker spaniels!

    Procedures

    • Excision of Benign Lesions
    • Foam Sclerotherapy
    • Skin Lesion Treatments
    • Video Consultation
    • Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation
    • Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating) Treatments
    • Varicose Veins Surgery
    • Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVLA)
    • Skin Lesion Removal (Warts, Moles and Skin Tags)
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Lipoma Removal
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    Special interests

    • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
    • Leg Ulcers
    • Lipodermatosclerosis
    • Painful Legs
    • Swollen Legs
    • Thread Veins
    • Varicose Veins
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Hernia
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Lipoma
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    Education

    MB ChB University of Sheffield Medical School 1977

    FRCS Royal College of England 1982

    MD University of Sheffield Medical School 1989

    Memberships:

    Vascular Society of GB&I

    Venous Forum Royal Society of Medicine

    British Medical Association

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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    4.96
    Explanation
    4.96
    Open Hernia Repair
    12/27
    Inguinal Hernia
    9/27
    Hernia
    7/27
    Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    6/27
    Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation
    1/27
    Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
    1/27
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Dr Poskitt was compassionate, explained the whole process thoroughly and left me with no complications. My surgery wounds healed without incident and his consultation phone call addressed the questions I had thoroughly. I had no issues at all throughout my surgery and would recommend him to anyone.
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    Mr Keith Poskitt

    I am very pleased all went well.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Overall I was treated extremely well. At each stage the procedure was thoroughly explained, which made me feel as ease. Mr Poskitt's professionalism was apparent throughout. I am extremely grateful, that I am getting back to my normal life.
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    Mr Keith Poskitt

    Very pleased that we have been able to help you.

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    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Very welcoming and friendly. Very knowledgeable and puts you at ease.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    I was anxious about my procedure but from my first appointment with Mr Poskitt I knew I was in safe hands. The operation took place very recently and I am amazed at the comfort and speed with which I am recovering. His listening and explanations were clear and helpful and his attention to my care has been exceptional. Mr Poskitt certainly lives up to his excellent reputation.
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    Mr Keith Poskitt

    I continue to gain immense satisfaction when patients do well and make a speedy recovery. Very pleased you have done well.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    He not only informed me of what was going to happen at every stage before during and after the op but he made me feel very comfortable and relaxed about the whole thing. I only hope should I ever need any op again that he is there.
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    Mr Keith Poskitt

    Thank you.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Poskitt explained everything about the operation very well.
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    Mr Keith Poskitt

    I am delighted all went well.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Poskitt was polite and friendly as well as professional. He explained clearly the surgical procedure and aftercare.
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    Mr Keith Poskitt

    Thank you for your time giving feedback. Take care.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (4/5)
    Patient seen for:
    A pleasant consultation, really listened to my answers. Made me feel very comfortable.
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    Mr Keith Poskitt

    I am grateful for your feedback. Thank you.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    It was a very pleasant experience
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    Mr Keith Poskitt

    Thank you

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I had varicose veins operated on by Mr Poskitt about 3 weeks ago (Radiofrequency Ablation) and am extremely pleased with the result. He explained the procedure before hand so I knew what was happening. He operated on me about 20 and 25 years ago (Hernia procedures) and all went well then. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
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    Mr Keith Poskitt

    I am delighted that all has turned out well. Best wishes.

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