General surgeons deal with commonly performed operations such as hernias, bowel surgery, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, gallbladder removal and minor skin operations. They may also carry out gastroscopies and colonoscopies and perform keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery.

Atlantic Clinic - Mr David Deardon

Mr David Deardon

Mr Deardon is a British-trained Consultant General Surgeon.

Languages

English: native speaker
Spanish: fair

Qualifications and memberships

BM (Bachelor of Medicine) Southampton University 1984
FRCS (Fellow of both the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and England) 1989
MD (Doctorate in Medicine) University of Manchester in the field of small bowel transplantation
1999.
GMC (General Medical Council, UK) registered specialist in General Surgery no. 2925974, 1997.
Colegio de Médicos de Málaga no. 29/2910072, 2008

Areas of special interest

General surgery – stomach complaints, gallstones, thyroid, haemorrhoids
Lumps and bumps
Gastroscopy and colonoscopy
Hernia repair
Weight-loss
Breast disease & cancer screening
Varicose veins

Frequently performed operations

Gastroscopy / colonoscopy
Hernia repair – umbilical and inguinal
VNUS closure of varicose veins, various varicose veins treatments
Various haemorrhoid operations
Gastric balloon / gastric band
Thyroidectomy
Breast / bowel cancer
Removal of lumps and bumps

Operates at

Ochoa Clinic, Marbella
High Care Hospital, Marbella
Vithas Xanit Hospital, Benalmadena

Training and background

Mr Deardon trained as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon in Wessex (UK), Manchester (UK), Pittsburgh (USA), Edinburgh (UK) and Cleveland (USA).

He held consultant posts in Plymouth (Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor), Guys and St Thomas’s Hospitals London, Oxford Radcliffe (Honorary Tutor to Green College and involved in the initial development of the highly successful Oxford Pancreas and Non-heart beating kidney transplant programmes), the Western Infirmary, Glasgow (reintroduced the living related kidney transplant programme for the West of Scotland) and St Bernard’s Hospital Gibraltar (ran a busy general surgical practice and introduced laparoscopic surgery as well as a dedicated breast and colon cancer service). Established the Specialist Medical Clinic in Gibraltar in 2008 and has been in private practice in Gibraltar and the Costa del Sol since this time.

Publications

Over 20 published scientific papers in peer reviewed journals
Presented and co-authored a number of scientific presentations at international congresses in Japan, Europe, India, USA and the UK.

Atlantic Clinic - Dr Carlos Molina

Dr Carlos Molina

Dr Molina is a British-trained general and bowel surgeon.

Languages

English: fluent
Spanish: native speaker

Qualifications and memberships

FRCS Ed. (Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh) 1996
ASGBI (The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland)
ACS (The Spanish Association of Surgeons)
SECO (The Spanish Society of Obesity Surgery)
IFSO (The International Federation for Surgery of Obesity)
GMC (The General Medical Council, U.K.) No. 352084
The College of Physicians of the Province of Malaga No. 2906238

Areas of special interest

Minimally invasive techniques including laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery
Obesity surgery

Frequently performed operations

Intra-gastric balloon, adjustable gastric band, gastric sleeve and gastric plication.

Laparoscopic surgery;

Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
Hiatus hernia repair
Bowel surgery
Groin hernias
Gastroscopy and colonoscopy

Training and background

He studied Medicine at the Medical Universities of Córdoba and Málaga and graduated as a Licensee in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Málaga in 1990.

After his medical qualification he moved to the United Kingdom to complete his training as a surgeon becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1996.

He has written numerous scientific papers and has a Master degree in Techniques in Health Research at the University of Southampton 1999.

In 2000 he was honoured with the prestigious National Award of the United Kingdom Medical Inventor of the Year for an invention related to the prevention of intra-abdominal adhesions.