Welcome to the Oxford Gallstone Clinic. If you have gallstones and would like to know more about them and look into their management, this site is for you.
The Oxford Gallstone Clinic was founded by Zahir Soonawalla, Lead Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The clinic delivers high-quality and personalised care for the management of gallstones and related problems.
The clinic, based at the Nuffield Manor Hospital, strives to provide you with clear information and rapid advice. Diagnostic tests and surgery are carried out at the Nuffield Manor Hospital, one of the most modern and technologically advanced hospitals in the UK. We take great pride in offering a professional service by specialists who are leaders in this field.
Undergoing an operation for pancreatic cancer was a fearsome thought. However, after my initial meeting with Mr Soonawalla I had a feeling of confidence in this brilliant surgeon. His calmness and his fine track record made me believe that after he operated all would be well. This belief was wholly justified - he inspires confidence in his patients, and I will always be grateful to him.
I felt confident about the surgery and was reassured that he realised that quality of life, post surgery, was of paramount importance to me. The operation he performed appeared to go very well and has been confirmed by a more recent scan. A testament to his skills as a surgeon. I would not hesitate to recommend him as a surgeon for anyone needing surgery within his field.
Aged 90, I consulted Mr Soonawalla after two hepatobiliary emergencies in six weeks. From the initial consultation, when he answered concisely and sympathetically all the questions I and my family asked him, Mr Soonawalla was the perfect consultant surgeon. The operation was quick, the care excellent, the pain minimal and, six weeks after surgery, I felt better than I had done for several years.