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Mr Charles Imber
Mr Charles Imber
MD FRCS Mb Bchir Bsc Hons
General Surgery
28 reviews

Info

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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5.0

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Mr Imber an expert, with an excellent PA, Jane Wilson
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28-11-2019
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Mr Imber is the most caring doctor/ surgeon I have ever seen. I was referred to him for thoracic, epigastric and shoulder pain, combined at times with difficulty breathing. These symptoms have plagued me for the last 15 year, at times I was barely able to get out of bed. He is the first doctor to listen and believe I was truly in pain, and that these symptoms could be caused by diaphragmatic endometriosis, in spite of the lack of diagnostic evidence. He agreed to operate and clearly outlined all risks. He operated on me, found and removed the endometriosis from my diaphragm and I was discharged less than 24 hours later. 2 weeks later I am totally free of the hellish pain that has impacted so hugely on my life for over 15 years. I am supremely grateful to this wonderful surgeon for giving me back my life.
Patient seen for:Diaphragmatic endometriosis
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28-11-2019
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I had a revised umbilical hernia operation with Mr. Imber. I initially went to see him to get his opinion on whether I needed a full abdominoplasty to correct my hernia and Diastasis Recti. I had already done an umbilical hernia 4 years ago with another doctor but it sadly came back. After a thorough examination, Mr. Imber suggested I only do the hernia operation. He was able to correct my hernia and the separation in my muscles with a small and barely visible scar above my belly button. The recovery was longer than expected, but I am so pleased with the result and with the fact that I don’t have a hip to hip sized scar ( had I gone for an abdominoplasty). Mr. Imber is the go to doctor if you have a hernia; and I have seen so many other doctors!
Patient seen for:Umbilical (belly-button) Hernia
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28-11-2019
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Obtained appointment within 4 days. Empathetic approach with rapid organisation of relevant tests. Telephoned with important results and then explained fully (with scan results available on screen ) at subsequent appointment.
Patient seen for:Pancreatic lesion
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21-09-2019
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Mr Imber was recommended to me, and the care and advice he offered was excellent. From the first diagnosis, during the hospital stay, and finally the surgery, I always felt in safe hands and trusted him totally.
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19-09-2019
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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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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.
For specialty: General Surgery
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