Tony Miles, Colorectal Surgeon, GMC Number 2943550
Laparoscopic, Colorectal Surgeon,
Medical Director of the East Preston Clinic.
Tony Miles was born in Sunderland in the North of England in 1960. He was educated at George Heriot's School in Edinburgh and Matriculated with the University of Edinburgh in 1978.
During his undergraduate career he held positions as BMA students representative, President of the Medical Students Council and ultimately he was elected President of the Edinburgh University Students Union (1982-83).
He graduated MBChB in 1984. Top of his year for clinical surgery, with the highest mark ever recorded , he was awarded the Allingham Gold Medal.
He began his professional career as house physician to Professor Sir Micheal Oliver and house surgeon to Professor Sir Patrick Forrest. Continuing his training in the Edinburgh School of Surgery he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1989.
Tony continued his studies within the University of Edinburgh presenting his MD thesis, regarding the detection of the spread of colorectal cancer in 1996. During this period he recieved a broad training in Orthopaedics, Urology - including renal transplant, Breast Surgery, and spent 3 years working in the Liver Transplant unit. During this period he was the transplant co-ordinator and retrevial surgeon for Edinburgh.
He began a lifelong interest in all aspects of Minimally Invasive Surgery and set up the first "one stop" hernia clinic in Edinburgh.
Having completed a specialist training in colorectal surgery at St Georges Hospital in London he was appointed consultant colorectal surgeon to Worthing Hospital in December 1996.
Tonys main clinical interests have been in the further development of the laparoscopic and minimally invasive treatment of cancer of the colon and rectum, operations on the gallbladder for gallstones and hernia's. He has also taken a special interest in all aspects of colonoscopy including the treatment of large polyps and screening for colon cancer. More recently he has been involved in the development of minimally invasive rectal surgery (TAMIS) in the UK. He is an international tutor in this technique having been trained at the Centre for Colon and Rectal Surgery, Orlando Florida, with Dr Matt Albert. Tony continues an interest in advanced day surgery.
Tony has published widely covering aspects of Lapraroscopic Surgery of the colon and rectum, enhanced recovery from surgery and the minimally invasive treatment of early rectal cancer. He has also delivered a training courses in Trans Anal Minimally Invasive Surgery, Leadership and Operating Theatre Safety. Tony is an invited expert lecturing to national meetings on ward round safety and prevention of surgical site infection.
His interest in teaching and training have seen him continue his connection with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh as a course tutor and examiner. He holds a certificate in Medical Education from Brighton University and is a certified trainer for the American College of Surgeons "Advanced Trauma and Life Support" course. Mr Miles has held a Gold rating from the Joint Association of Gastroenterology for Colonoscopy since 2007 and is a certified colonoscopy trainer. Tony is the Leadership Tutor for the Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust and Health Education Englands Student and Trainees Champion for West Sussex.
Mr Miles is the owner and Medical Director of the East Preston Clinic