Professional background

Mr Andrew Jenkinson is a consultant surgeon with a special interest in advanced laparoscopic, or keyhole, surgery. He is part of an expert team developing advances in gastrointestinal (stomach and bowel) surgery at University College Hospital in Bloomsbury, Central London.

Mr Jenkinson has had extensive training in laparoscopic surgical techniques. He has performed over 1500 procedures to date. He currently carries out approximately 100 laparoscopic hernia operations and a similar number of gallbladder procedures per year. He has a specialist interest in the laparoscopic treatment of sports hernia (Gilmore’s groin).

His training in bariatric, or obesity, surgery conforms with criteria required by the British Obesity Surgery Society. He provides the full range of obesity surgery procedures, including gastric bypass, gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy and revieional switch. He performs approximately 200 weight loss procedures per year.

In 1999 Mr Jenkinson completed a Masters research thesis on the effectiveness of keyhole surgery in the treatment of acid reflux, which causes heartburn. He has subsequently published extensively in the scientific literature and has presented at national and international meetings. He remains an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Royal London Hospital.

Research interests

Advanced laparoscopic surgery including bariatric surgery, anti-reflux surgery, incisional, groin and sports hernia surgery and gallbladder surgery.


  • Vector Manometry and Lower Oesophageal Sphincter Dynamics. AD Jenkinson, SM Scott, SS Kadirkamanathan. Gut 2000; 46: 740.
  • Prospective study of symptoms and gastro-oesophageal reflux 10 years after posterior partial fundoplication. AD Jenkinson, SM Scott, SS Kadirkamanathan. Br J Surg 2000; 87: 122.
  • Compliance measurement of the lower oesophageal sphincter in achalasia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. AD Jenkinson, SM Scott, SS Kadirkamanathan, DF Evans. Dig Dis Sci 2001; 46 (9):1937-1942.
  • Comparison of medical and surgical treatment for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease: the relationship between symptom response and oesophageal acid exposure. AD Jenkinson , SS Kadirkamanathan, SM Scott, E Yazaki, DF Evans. BJS Nov 2004
  • Laparoscopic feeding jejunostomy in esophagogastric cancer. Jenkinson AD, Lim J, Agrawal N, Menzies D. Surg Endosc. 2007 Feb;21(2):299-302
  • Treatment of left sided colonic emergencies: a comparison of US and UK surgical practices. Engledow AH, Bond-Smith G, Motson RW, Jenkinson A. Colorectal Dis. 2009 Jul;11(6):642-7.
  • Outcomes in patients who underwent both laparoscopic and open inguinal hernia repairs.
  • Bernardotto M, Jenkinson A. ANZ J Surg. 2010 May;80(5):381-2.