Mr Tony Dixon DM, FRCS, FRCSEd
GMC Number: 2805726
REVALIDATED 7th July 2013
MB BS 1983 London
FRCSEd, FRCS 1987
DM 1990 Nottingham
Hospitals: North Bristol NHS Trust, Frenchay Hospital, BS16 1LE & SPIRE Hospital Bristol
Reader In Colorectal & Pelvic Floor Surgery The University of Bristol, 2012
Chairman & founder: "The Pelvic Floor Society"
Specialty: Laparoscopic & Minimal Access Coloproctology, Pelvic Floor and General Surgery
Special Interests: Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), Laparoscopic colectomy, restorative Ileoanal Pouch, Ventral mesh rectopexy, appendicectomy, cholecystectomy, exploration CBD, TEP and incisional hernia surgery. Teaching laparoscopic surgery to UK consultant surgeons, PPH & STARR and modern approaches to managing pelvic floor problems.
Tony is actively involved in the development & evaluation of old and new surgical procedures for the treatment of recto-urogenital prolapse, with a particular emphasis on the recreation of normal anatomical support and relief of symptoms, improvement in quality of life with preservation of normal function.
Medico-legal work: Mr Dixon's Medico-Legal Reports are prepared to the guidelines introduced by the Law Society and conform to Lord Woolf's reforms. He acts equally without bias for claimants and defendants.
Peer review audit: Mr Dixon is involved in the systematic critical analysis of his own and his colleagues' standards of medical care as required by the Department of Health. He is an active member of the RCS Invited Review Team and the ACPs Governance Committee. Tony also works for NCAS.
Co Author: Pelvic floor disordes for the colorectal surgeon
Tony specialises in minimally invasive colorectal surgery and probably has one of the largest European experience of laparoscopic colorectal surgery; colectomy & anastomosis and restorative ileoanal pouch.
In 1996 he developed ventral mesh rectopexy for full thickness rectal prolapse and/or rectal intussusception causing obstructed defecation. The patients have been followed up for a median of 5years.
In 2009 he developed SILS colectomy and is one of only a very small number of surgeons in the world to offer this exciting technique.
He has a large experience of PPH, STARR (started in 2002), TEP hernia repair (started in 1994) and has performed laparoscopic cholecystectomy since 1990 and bile duct exploration since 1994.
Tony continues to be in the vanguard of laparoscopic surgery & has been undertaking "routine" emergency laparoscopic colorectal surgery since November 2003.
Tony is now evaluating robotics in rectal cancer surgery.
He trained in London, Leicester, Nottingham and Bristol. Tony learnt his advanced laparoscopic skills in Brisbane Australia in 1994 working for Russel Stitz, George Fielding, John Lumley and Les Nathanson and back in Bristol 1996 working for Harry Espiner. Paul Durdey and Fraser McLeod sparked his interest in the pelvic floor and the potential benefits of Laparoscopic Ventral Mesh Rectopexy.
Tony offers a highly sought after Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship and preceptors consultants throught the UK as part of the National Training Programme funded by the DOH www.lapco.nhs.uk and www.lorec.nhs.uk He founded bristolsurgery.com in 2006.