‘Charitable Surgery in Africa’ by Consultant General Surgeon Brian Stephenson

Ben & DadFriday November 21st 6:30 for 7:00pm

Only 4 weeks to go before the speaker-led ‘talk & supper’ – A talk by Consultant General Surgeon Brian Stephenson on ‘Charitable Surgery in Africa’.

From surgery in modern facilities at the Royal Gwent Hospital to joining a humanitarian mission in a more ill-equipped part of the world.

There are 21 tickets remaining and entry is by ticket-only.

Tickets are just £12 and include a two-course meal plus cheeseboard (with thanks to Mrs Sue Flower).  For more information and to buy tickets, please click HERE.  You can also buy tickets at Trellech Teas.

About the speaker:

Brian Stephenson was appointed Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon in 1995 and is an Honorary Clinical Teacher in Surgery, University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff and past Examiner in Surgery and Clinical Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons of England. He convened and is a Board Member of the British Hernia Society and is on the Disciplinary Panel of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland. He has published on a wide variety of subjects and recently co-authored the Groin Hernia Guidelines in the Issues in Professional Practice series on behalf of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (May 2013). He has a wide experience in all aspects of elective and emergency general surgery having trained in London, Leeds and South Wales. He has a busy practice and runs numerous ‘hernia pathways’ to streamline patient care.

joint op in IC

Brian is used to performing surgery in modern facilities at the Royal Gwent Hospital. Charitable Surgery in Africa: innovative use of mosquito net mesh’ is how he utilised these skills in a more ill-equipped part of the world.

He spent over a year as a mission surgeon in South Africa in 1983 and is fortunate to still be able to continue operating in many foreign countries on a humanitarian basis, primarily on groin hernia patients. Since 2005 he has worked closely with the charity ‘Operation Hernia’ which has pioneered the use of mosquito net mesh in the repair of hernias to patients in low-income and resource poor countries.

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