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Mr Joseph Curry
MBBS FRCS(Eng) FRCS (Paed Surg)
Paediatric Surgery
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 Mr Joseph Curry is a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon who trained on the South East of England rotation and was awarded the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons' medal for outstanding performance in the intercollegiate examination prior to taking up his current post in 2003. He is currently the most senior neonatal and paediatric surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Mr Curry's main areas of interests include gastrointestinal (bowel) surgery and treating children born with abnormalities of the abdominal wall, diaphragm and gastrointestinal tract. Particular areas of expertise are in oesophageal surgery, anti-reflux surgery and lower bowel surgery including children with ano-rectal anomalies, Hirschsprung’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease. He is also highly experienced in laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery even in infants as small as 1kg.

Mr Curry is also highly active in training senior trainees in surgery in his NHS practice. He holds a post-graduate Certificate and Diploma in medical education from the University of London. He is currently the representative for the South of England on the executive committee of the British association of Paediatric Surgeons.

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Medical Procedures

Infant and childhood Inguinal hernias

Scrotal hydroceles

Undescended testes

Umbilical hernias

Circumcision for medical reasons

Neonatal surgery including all forms of reconstruction

Key-hole surgery (laparoscopy)

Laparoscopic anti reflux surgery (nissen fundoplication)

Gastrostomy and jejunostomy tube insertion

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Special Interests

  • Paediatric surgery
  • Paediatric gastroenterology
  • Inguinal hernia
  • umbilical hernia
  • hydrocoele
  • undescended testicles
  • Ano-rectal anomalies
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Oesophageal atresia
  • Neonatal surgery
  • Antenatal counselling



MBBS (1989) - University of London

FRCS (Eng) 1993

FRCS (Paed Surg) 2002

PGCert Med Ed London 2007

PGDip Med Ed London 2012


British Medical Association 

British Association of Paediatric Surgeons

British Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons



We have been using Mr Joseph Curry for about 12 years now with regards to my son's gastrostomy and I have nothing but absolute praise for him. He is an amazing surgeon and consultant and would recommend him to anyone. All our procedures and admissions have gone extremely smoothly and we have always been kept fully informed as to the situation. He always takes time out of his extremely busy schedule to make sure you feel at ease with what's happening and so you feel that he has your child's absolute best interests at heart as if they were his own. We owe huge gratitude to Mr Curry and cannot praise him enough.


Mr Curry is nothing short of an outstanding consultant / surgeon. Our 1 year old son had severe Ulcerative Colitis and needed an Ileostomy. Mr Curry explained the procedure and what to practically expect extremely clearly. He was very patient with our multitude of questions (from both us as parents and my son) and spent as long as we needed answering them in terms that we could all understand. Mr Curry would always make himself available to answer follow up questions and concerns and was extremely flexible when supporting us post op (we were trying to get back to Hong Kong where we live). His calm, considerate and empathetic demeanor helped us enormously in terms of being able manage this process. The quality of his work is evident in that 4 days after a major surgery via keyhole my son was able to venture out of the hospital to watch the football! Our son's ongoing speedy and positive recovery is also testament to this. Mr Curry has built an amazing team around him who are also very responsive, thoughtful and skillful. We could not be more thankful to Mr Curry and his incredible team.


Mr.Curry saved our sons life, we owe him everything.


Great communication, wonderful surgeon.


Dr Joe Curry has looked after our daughter for almost 4 years and we couldn’t be more happier with the care she has received so far. He has performed 4 surgeries for her which were success and the recovery has been very fast. His team is very professional and we always feel that our daughter is in very safe hands.

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Mr Curry is a skilled and caring Consultant Surgeon. He gives an excellent service to all patients, both NHS and private. I have only ever received amazing feedback from my patients about their experience.
For specialty: Paediatric Surgery
For conditions: Hernia
For procedures: Neonatal surgery, laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery
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