I am a Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, based primarily in the Belfast City Hospital, but I also perform emergency general surgery in the Royal Victoria Hospital and day case surgery in the Mater Infirmorum.
I specialise in surgery for oesophageal and gastric Cancer, reflux, hiatal hernias, gallstones and inguinal hernias.
CURRENT NHS POSTS
My private practice rooms are at the Kingsbridge Private Hospital.
My advanced specialist Upper GI surgical training started in Northern Ireland, but took me to world renowned centres for Bariatric (weight loss) and hiatal hernia surgery in Liverpool, UK and Pretoria, South Africa.
Consultant General and Oesophagogastric Surgeon at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust.
I balance work and family life alongside my passion for cycling, skiing and rugby. I am a regular follower of Ulster Rugby.
Certificate in Quality and Safety,
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (2017)
MB ChB University of Birmingham Medical School 2004
MSc Surgery University of Hull 2011
GMC Specialist Register for General Surgery since 2017
Fellowship in Bariatric Surgery
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester, UK and Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool, UK 2015-2016
JAG Certified UGI Endoscopist 2014
FRCSEd Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 2015
Member of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Member of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgeons Society
Member of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons
Wong, CS, Harris A, Kennedy R, Houghton OP, Carey PD. (2018)
A rare case of retroperitoneal synovial sarcoma. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Open; 9(4) 1–4 doi: 10.1177/2054270418760437
McCain S, McCain S, Harris A, McCalliion K. (2014)
Recycling of jejunal effluent to enable enteral nutrition in short bowel syndrome. British Medical Journal Case Reports, 3 May 2014 doi:10.1136/bcr-2014-204394
Naqvi M, Ward ST, Dowswell G, DonnellyJ on behalf of the SWIFT group collaborators.
The influence of key clinical practices on the knowledge of first year doctors about the patients under their care. International Journal of Clinical Practice 2013;67(2): 181-188
Harris A, McKevitt G, Neill A. Images in Surgery: Rectus Sheath Haematoma. BJS 2012:99(6)
McBrearty A, Harris A, Gidwani A. Transverse-Sigmoid Colon Knot: a rare cause of bowel obstruction. Ulster Med J 2011;80(2):107-110
McCain RS, Harris AR, McCallion K, Campbell WJ, Kirk SJ (2010)
The barrier method as a new tool to assist in career selection: covert observational study. BMJ 341: c6968 (PMID 21159762)
Harris A., Bowley D., Stannard A., Kurrimboccus S., Karandikar S. (2009)
Socioeconomic deprivation adversely affects survival of patients with rectal cancer. BJS 96: 763-768 (PMID 19526619)
Harris A., Muttalib M. (2008) Enterobius infestation in suspected appendicitis. Postgrad Med J 84(997):614 (PMID 19103822)
Davies E., Harris A., Keane D., Porter K., Manji M. (2006) The use of regional anaesthesia in patients at risk of acute compartment syndrome. Injury 37: 128-133. (PMID 16256115)
Sharma D., Harris A. Management of ankle sprains. GP Update November 2006