Mr Joseph Varghese is a leading consultant general surgeon based in Bolton, who specialises in upper GI and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery with a particular interest in reflux, gallbladder and hernias. He also specialises in endoscopies, colonoscopies and endoscopic removal of gallstones from the bile duct (ERCP).
Mr Varghese studied medicine at Mangalore University, India before relocating to the UK to complete his basic higher surgical training in the north west of Scotland on Aberdeen’s surgical training programme. He was awarded fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and became a consultant in 2005. He has also achieved JAG accreditation as an endoscopist (gastroscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP). Mr Varghese has been based in Bolton since 2006, specialising in upper gastrointestinal as well as general surgery.
Mr Varghese is a leading educator in his field and has undertaken numerous teaching positions, including as a tutor and director of the Royal College of Surgeons' intermediate laparoscopic skills course. he is widely published in peer reviewed journals and regularly presents both at a national and international level. Mr Varghese is a member of the Clinical Guidance Development Group for NICE guidance on upper GI haemorrhage and has also been appointed a Major in the Royal Army Medical Services.
He has a strong interest in research, audit and training.