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Toby Hammond

Scientific Secretary & London Representative

Toby Hammond is a Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon at the Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

He performs open & laparoscopic surgery for groin and abdominal wall hernias, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticular disease. He has a subspecialty interest in abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) for complex and recurrent abdominal wall hernias.

He trained in London & Essex, and during this period completed a thesis on the role of biomaterials in the management of parastomal hernias and anal fistulas. This culminated in a research MD, awarded by the University of London, as well as the Colon & Rectal Disease Research Foundation Prize, by the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland (ACPGBI).

In addition to the British Hernia Society, Toby is also on the Education & Training Board of the European Hernia Society, and the Abdominal Wall Subcommittee of the ACPGBI.

Toby leads a nationally recognised cadaveric AWR training course, and has presented at national and international hernia meetings.

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