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Mr Charles Imber
Mr Charles Imber
MD FRCS Mb Bchir Bsc Hons
General Surgery
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Upper GI (Gastrointestinal) Surgery

REGISTERED WITH

General Medical Council: 3685497

LANGUAGES

english

RECOMMENDED FOR

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General Surgery

CONSULTATION FEES

New appointment: £275
Follow-up appointment: £200

About

Mr Imber studied medicine at Cambridge University, qualifying in 1992. He went on to specialise in open and laparoscopic abdominal, liver and pancreatic surgery and Liver Transplantation, practising in London, Cambridge and Birmingham. He was appointed to the post of Consultant Surgeon in 2006.

Mr Imber has special interests in complex abdominal wall Hernia surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Transplantation, Laparoscopic Surgery and Emergency Surgery. His practice covers all aspects of benign and malignant disease in this area. 

He is still active in research, combining academic work with his clinical practice, and has had more than 50 peer-reviewed papers published in leading medical journals as well as being an invited speaker at several International specialist conferences.

 

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Medical Procedures

  • Liver Surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery 
  • General surgery
  • gallbladder removal 
  • Appendecectomy
  • Surgery for bowel obstruction
  • Small and large bowel resections
  • Lap / open liver and pancreatic resections
  • Liver transplantation
  • Surgery for acute/chronic pancreatitis
  • Hernia repair
  • Complex abdominal wall reconstruction

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Special Interests

  • Hernia repair
  • Incisional hernias and abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • pancreatitis 
  • Colorectal liver metastases
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Hydatid disease of the liver
  • Complex abdominal wall hernias
  • Groin pain and inguinal hernias
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Liver transplantation
  • General surgery emergencies
  • appendicitis 

Education

Education:

  • BChir 1992 University of Cambridge
  • MB 1992 University of Cambridge
  • MD 1997 University of Oxford
  • BSc. Hons . Manchester University 1990

Memberships:

  • Royal College Surgeons
  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons
  • British Transplantation Society
  • International Robotic Association

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Can't recommend Dr. Imber highly enough. He was thorough in his explanations and was kind enough to accommodate my surgery, even though it meant he needed to stay late one night. My recovery has been smooth and I would without doubt, recommend him for hernia surgery.
Patient seen for:Femoral Hernia
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02-08-2019
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Dr Imber performed a Whipple operation on me. I have been under his care for the last 4 years. Everything was perfect from the moment I was referred to him until after the operation’s follow ups. I am seeing dr Imber regularly every 6-9 month and would like to say that he is not only a fantastic and super experienced surgeon, but also a great person. I would strongly recommend him to anyone who has any Gastroenterological issues and/or was referred to any kind of operations in this areas. I am very grateful to him for everything he did and is doing for me!
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17-06-2019
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Very reassuring through the whole process, from the consultation through to the well executed procedure. Post op has gone pretty much as Mr Imber said it would. Would definitely recommend.
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25-05-2019
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Wonderful Treatment and Service from the outset. Mr Imber’s secretarial staff were outstanding pre and post operation and his care was second to none. As soon as you meet Mr Imber you feel confident and you are put at ease with all your concerns.
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13-05-2019
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I found Mr Imber to be kind,pleasant,informative,reassuring and pleasant,and my operation was 100 percent successful. I have already recommended Mr Imber to my friends,should they ever need an operation!
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12-05-2019
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Efficient and very thorough felt very confident through out the process.
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09-05-2019
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From my first appointment through my surgery and then my post operation care and final appointment I felt confident and safe in being under Mr Imbers care. So important to have trust in your surgeon , thoroughly recommend Mr Imber.
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09-05-2019
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Initial consultation and surgery very positive. The only criticism is that my follow-up appointment was extremely short and the same level of care was not offered/received.
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09-05-2019
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Felt very much at ease and that he was listening ... Each question was nicely answered at a level that I could understand Am grateful for his advice and assistance
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09-05-2019
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All went well.
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09-05-2019
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If you're reading this review it probably means you'll need to undergo surgery shortly and your GP or your specialist has suggested Mr Imber. I've been there and I know that the period preceding an operation could be quite stressful (and sometimes we seek reassurance on the Internet). Well, "Dr. Google" could be quite frightening, trust Mr. Imber instead: he's one of the top Hepato-biliary surgeon in UK, I could not recommend him more highly. Mr Imber had the patience to answer all of my concerns before the surgery, the day of the surgery and after the surgery. Moreover my post-op recovery has been quick and rather painless, and I suspect Mr Imber's skills played an important role in that. Hope you get to feeling better soon.
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26-02-2019
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I could not recommend Charles Imber more highly. Very efficient and professional. His staff are also very kind and helpful
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08-02-2019
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Very high quality surgery and great follow up
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07-02-2019
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Wonderful bedside manner, caring, re-assuring, calm and understanding. My hernia operation went smoothly, no pain and scar healed well! Highly recommend Dr Imber
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17-11-2018
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Mr Imber and Jane were thoroughly professional and inspired confidence through all my visits and operation. My procedure was clearly explained, and any questions answered. I would highly recommend Mr Imber and his team. Thank you!
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06-11-2018
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Mr Charles Imber provided me with a high quality service. i found Mr Imber and his team to be very efficient and i am extremely happy with my choice to carry out surgery on me. I felt no after effects and did not need pain killers after surgery. The scars are barely visible just after 2 weeks. Mr Imber will be highly recommended by me without hesitancy
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17-10-2018
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Had my gall bladder removed my Mr. Imber. He was kind enough to fit me in and adjust the timing to allow me to get everything done and still be able to make my holiday. Procedure went very well and recovery has also been quite straightforward.
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20-08-2018
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We are extremely happy with the treatment and professionalism of Charles Imber. We will be forever grateful.
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18-08-2018
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Pleasant and efficient. Excellent surgeon and team. I am the only person I know who recovered so quickly from my procedure. No pain!
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14-08-2018
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Confident and reassuring throughout and clearly a brilliant surgeon. Surgery went without a hitch. Would have liked a slightly more detailed follow up appointment but my recovery was smooth.
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14-08-2018
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I felt completely confident that I was in the best hands under Mr Imbers care. He guided me through the process and was there with the advice I needed when I needed it.
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13-08-2018
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A seamless and pain free procedure by a 1st class medical team including secretary and nursing
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13-08-2018
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My experience with Mr Imber and his team was excellent. The first consultation was informative and concise and the options for treatment clearly explained. Once agreed the procedure was booked in to Mr Imber's schedule only 10 days after the initial consultation. The pre-operation assessment and information was first class, as was the experience at the London Digestive Centre and the surgical procedure at the Princess Grace Hospital. At all times the clinical staff were professional and efficient and I cannot fault the standard of care. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Imber and his team at HCA. Thank you.
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08-08-2018
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Peer Recommendations

Mr Imber is an excellent general surgeon with subspecialty expertise in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. He is highly regarded amongst his peers for his opinion in complex clinical issues in his field of expertise.
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