Don't judge another (wo)man until you have walked a mile in their moccasins "

(American First Nation proverb)

Mr. David Deardon BM MD FRCS FRCS(Ed)

Chief Executive / General Surgeon & Endoscopist

Areas of expertise

UK Trained Consultant General and Transplant Surgeon, now providing day case General Surgery and Surgical Gastroenterology to SMC


Education and professional training

Trained at Southampton Medical School (BM) 1984. Became a Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS Ed) in 1989. Completed EU Surgical Training in 1990 and UK Surgical Training in 1996. Completed my Doctorate at Manchester University in 1999


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Over 20 published scientific papers in peer reviewed journals Presented and co-authored a number of scientific presentations at international congresses in Japan, Europe, India, USA and the UK. Accredited as a specialist in General Surgery in 1997 and joined the GMC’s specialist register.


Professional experience

Held consultant posts in Plymouth (Senior Lecturer /Associate Professor), Guys and St Thomas’s Hospitals London, Oxford Radcliffe (Honorary Tutor to Green College and involved in the initial development of the highly successful Oxford Pancreas and Non-heart beating kidney transplant programmes), the Western Infirmary, Glasgow (reintroduced the


Languages spoken

English


Interests

Doing exciting things with my family, travelling (to explore cultures and geography); philately, jigsaws and skiing.


I'm still learning"

Dr Patrick Nerney

General Practitioner/ Family Medicine/ Occupational Health

Areas of expertise

General Practice Occupational Medicine Travel Medicine


Education and professional training

Cardiff University Manchester University Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

GMC and GMRB registered


Professional experience

GP 45 years Occupational medicine 10 Years


Languages spoken

English and Spanish


Interests

Squash/ Sailing/ Wine making/ Lifestyle Medicine


"When care is given with genuine love for the other, it expands the horizons of the recipient, for human beings are a unity: a unity of spirit, soul and body.""

Pope Francis. 22 June 2019

Dr Monique Risso MRCGP, CFCMC, CFCP

General Practitioner/Family Medicine

Areas of expertise

General Practice/ Family Medicine Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTECHNOLOGY


Education and professional training

Faculty of Medicine, Leeds University. St Pope Paul VI Institute, Omaha, Nebraska.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

On the European Working Group for FertilityCare Centres of Europe. GMC & GMRB Registered


Professional experience

I trained as a General Practitioner in Yorkshire, UK. She returned to her home, Gibraltar, where she worked at GHA's Primary Care Centre for seven years, providing general practice services to the local community. In 2010 I travelled to Sydney, Australia and Omaha, Nebraska to train in NaProTechnology and the Creighton Model FertilityCare System, which I have been offering at the Specialist Medical Clinic as well as General Practice, since 2011.


Languages spoken

English and Spanish


Interests

Spending time with family, reading, cooking


From a footballer: "I can recommend Dr Thomas Boerger. He explained everything clearly and made me confident to proceed. After my knee injury I was considering options, but it was clear that if I were to return to playing football and being really active , I needed surgery. I am truly happy with the results of my ACL reconstruction. I am back playing football"."

Mr Thomas Boerger MD FRCSI (Tr&Orth)

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

Areas of expertise

Hip and Knee replacements Meniscus and Soft Tissue (Knee Ligament) surgery Other general Orthopaedics conditions which include Upper and Lower Limb Fracture fixation, as well as Paediatric Fracture management.


Education and professional training

Mr Boerger undertook his primary medical degree at Free University Berlin, Germany, where he also completed a Research Doctorate. Mr Boerger then embarked on Basic Surgical Training at Imperial College in London. His published medical research is recognised worldwide (400 citations) and the research findings have contributed to current understanding in the biomechanics of the fracture studied. He then completed the Higher Specialist Trauma / Orthopaedic training at North West Thames / Imperial College London, UK. Mr Boerger is also subspecialty and fellowship-trained in both Hip and Knee Arthroplasty (Replacement) and Soft Tissue/Ligament Reconstruction in Florence, Italy, as well as Canberra and Sydney of Australia.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

MC specialist register for Trauma & Orthopaedics 2005-to date. GMC License to Practice, current. GMC registration, 1992 - to date. CCST / UK Board Certified Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery 2005. FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics) Intercollegiate Examination 2003. FRCSI, Dublin 1997. Medical Doctorate, Berlin Germany 1992. State Examination Medicine, Berlin Germany 1990. British Orthopaedic Association member since 2000. ISAKOS and ESSKA member since 2006.


Professional experience

In 2006, Mr Thomas Boerger was appointed as the first ever fully UK-trained and intercollegiate-board certified Consultant Orthopaedic Specialist Surgeon at St Bernard's Hospital, Gibraltar. He modernized the Orthopaedic specialty in Gibraltar through his work in revolutionizing and strengthening the service to become one that is fit for purpose and ready for the future. Mr Boerger has a well-established professional network and enjoys a reputation of clinical excellence across Gibraltar, UK and Europe. Mr Thomas Boerger prioritizes accelerated recovery after hip and knee surgery whereby patients are facilitated to get up and mobilize within the same day of the replacement surgery; and it is routine that his ACL reconstruction patients go home on the day of surgery. As Mr Boerger offers bilateral partial knee replacement, his patients are also able to avoid a separate second side surgery and can hence concentrate on the single episode of in-patient stay with rehabilitation and a naturally earlier return to pain-free mobility, regaining their independence and confidence in a renewed life.


Languages spoken

English, German, reads medical Spanish


Interests

Coffee, Guitars, Gardening


Delivering high quality, patient focused, contemporary urological clinical care from a compassionate and caring British trained Consultant Urologist. "

Mr Paul Hughes MB, ChB, BSc, MSc, FRCS

Consultant Urologist

Areas of expertise

Prostate and urological cancer diagnostics, Male urinary issues (including benign prostatic hyperplasia), renal stone disease, female urinary symptoms, recurrent urinary tract infections, erectile dysfunction and penile-scrotal conditions.


Education and professional training

UK trained Consultant Urologist - Registrar training in the South Thames region (Guy's & St Thomas's Hospitals, Brighton University Hospitals) - Laparoscopic and Endourology fellowship at Leeds University Hospitals. - Consultant urologist working at Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospitals specialising in Endourology and Laparoscopic renal surgeon and clinical lead for urological cancer in the trust.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

- FRCS (Urology), Royal College of Surgeons of England - 2012 - Masters in Urology (MSc) - University College London - 2011 - Medical degree (MBChB) - Leicester and Warwick Universities - 2005 - Human Genetics (BSc) - Nottingham University - 2000


Professional experience

Building upon my NHS clinical experience, I now work as a Consultant Urologist at the Gibraltar Health Authority.


Languages spoken

English


Interests

The move to Gibraltar for my family and I has been a fantastic opportunity to reconnect and pursue sporting activities in a sunnier climate. I'm involved with the Gibraltar Rugby Union, both as a youth team coach and with a recent return to playing after a 20 year hiatus. Keen cyclist and working on my sea swimming and running with the intention to participate in Triathlons.


though they were your parent, brother, sister, son or daughter!"

James Allan FRCS Eng, FRCS Urol , MBBS

Consultant Urologist

Areas of expertise

Prostate cancer, bladder cancer, mens urinary problems, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, bloody urine or haematuria, incontinence for men and women, erectile dysfunction, male andropause and testosterone, vasectomy and reversal, urogenital pain, scrotal problems Urolift and minimally invasive prostate surgery.


Education and professional training

t Thomas's Hospital Medical School University of London World Endourology Fellow The Cleveland Clinic , Ohio, USA


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

MBBS, FRCS Eng, FRCS Urol, World Endourology Fellowship


Professional experience

Consultant Urologist with over 20 years experience as an NHS Consultant. Specialist in complex stone disease and Endourology Laparoscopic Renal surgeon. Specialist in minimally Invasive Prostate Surgery


Languages spoken

English


Interests

Gibraltar's fine climate has allowed my weary joints to flirt again with cricket, golf and maybe rugby. I am delighted to be involved with Gibraltar sport and would hope to fully involved in developing the marriage between sport and health. I have two teenage daughters to try and keep up with and a Labrador Daisy who always fancies a walk.


When the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace""

Gandhi

Dr Keti Pachkoria MD, PhD, FEBOphth

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Areas of expertise

Cataract, Pterygium, Dry eye, Blepharitis, Stye/Chalazion, Retina, Intravitreal injection, Glaucoma, Emergency Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery (blepharoplasty), Aesthetic Medicine.


Education and professional training

Upon qualifying from Medical School in Tbilisi, Georgia 2001, Dr Pachkoria undertook higher specialist training in Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Gregorio Marañon in Madrid, Spain and pursued advanced subspecialist fellowship in Medical Retina and Glaucoma in the world renowned Moorfield's Eye Hospital, UK.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Fellow of the European Board of Ophthalmology Fully accredited as a Specialist in Ophthalmology in the UK (GMC), Gibraltar and Spain. Member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Member of American Academy of Ophthalmology


Professional experience

Dr Pachkoria is a skilled surgeon and has done over 5000 eye surgeries. She was previously working as a Locum Consutlant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK .In her day-to-day job, what really motivates her is making a difference for her patients. She enjoys her versatile work, from restoring patients ´vision after the cataract surgery to achieving natural age-appropriate results after the eyelid surgery and help patients look and feel their best. She likes to place emphasis on a personalised approach and develops specific treatment plans that best suit each individual patient. Given her extensive experience, she is able to manage complex eye conditions in a safe and holistic manner to deliver the best care for her patients.


Languages spoken

English, Spanish, Russian, Georgian


Interests

Travelling, piano playing, gemstones


Dr Javier Quintero

Consultant Psychiatrist (Adult and Child/Adolescence)

Areas of expertise

-Anxiety - Bipolar affective disorder (Maniac and Depressive episode) - Cyclothymia - Depression - Eating disorder - Grief & Bereavement - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Panic attacks & panic disorder - Personality disorders (Cluster A, B and C) - Phobias - Post natal depression - Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) / Trauma - Schizophrenia and other psychosis - Seasonal affective disorder - Self Harm - Stress - Adaptive Disorders - Behavioral disorders secondary to neurological pathologies (Alzheimer's disease, Huntington etc.) - Sleep disorders - Substance abuse or dependence - Treatment resistant depression - Parenting difficulties Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist: - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) - Autistic Spectrum Disorder - Emotional Disorder (oppositional defiant disorder, learning and conduct disorder) - Phobias - Affective Disorder (Depression and Bipolar) - Neurodevelopmental Disorders (learning disability, intellectual disability) - Anxiety - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Tourette’s Syndrome - Low self-esteem - Relationship difficulties, sleep disorders, substance abuse or dependence , bullying


Education and professional training

Hospital Reina Sofia de Cordoba ( Spain). Consultant Psychiatrist.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Master propio in Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. UKCMC & GMRB Registered C.E.U. University San Pablo. Spain University Expert Cognitive behavioral therapy in childhood and adolescence problems U.N.E.D Psychiatrist Trainee (Consultant)


Professional experience

I have a very wide experience in Adult and CAMHS in the U.K and Spain.


Languages spoken

English and Spanish


Interests

Sport, fishing and music


Dr Gareth Latin

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Areas of expertise

General Gastroenterology covering a broad range of diseases involving the oesophagus, stomach, small and large bowel as well as the liver. Special interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, diagnostic upper GI endoscopy and Colonoscopy.


Education and professional training

I completed my medical training at Aberdeen University with subsequent training in various NHS hospitals throughout Scotland. I continued with my Higher Specialist Training in Gastroenterology in Edinburgh working in both the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary within the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit and the Western General Hospital which was the regional unit for the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

BChB from Aberdeen University Member of the Royal College of Physicians Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology JAG Accreditation in Upper and Lower GI Endoscopy


Professional experience

Having practiced in the NHS for 9 years I returned to Gibraltar in 2015 to work as the Consultant Gastroenterologist in the Gibraltar Health Authority. I am also the Clinical Lead for the Gibraltar Bowel Cancer Screening Programme and previously worked as the Clincal Director for the Department of General Medicine.


Languages spoken

English


Dr Isabella Bassill MA(Oxon) MBChB MRCP (Acute)

General Internal Physician

Areas of expertise

Consultant in Acute and General Internal Medicine. Interests in complex patients, breathlessness, fainting, chest pains, fatigue, long Covid


Education and professional training

University Of Birmingham. University of Oxford.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Completed consultant specialist training in 2015 in Acute and General Internal Medicine. Member of the Royal College of Physicians (London), Society for Acute Medicine and the European Respiratory Society.


Professional experience

After completing my medical degree, I continued with various medical training in West and East Midlands before taking a Consultant Physician post at the Royal Derby Hospital in 2015. In 2020 I moved to Gibraltar and worked as a General Physician at St. Bernards Hospital for 18 months before joining Specialist Medical Clinic


Languages spoken

English


Interests

Before studying Medicine I completed a Masters degree in English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford. Reading is my main leisure activity.


It doesn't hurt to be pain-free"

Dr Kenneth Ruiz BM, BS, BMedAci, FRCA

Consultant Anaesthetist

Areas of expertise

Anaesthesia (general, regional, local - each alone or in combination) and sedation, for a wide range of medical and surgical procedures across numerous specialties.


Education and professional training

University of Sheffield Medical School, and once qualified, in numerous hospitals in and around Sheffield, Nottingham (inc. Mansfield and Derby) and Leeds (inc. Wakefield, Bradford, York and Hull) before taking up and NHS Consultant Anaesthetist post in Rotherham in 1994, held until leaving the NHS in 2019.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

BMedSci (Sheffield, 1982) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Sheffield, 1984) Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (London, 1989) Specialist accreditation in Anaesthesia, 1994 GMC & GMRB Registered Registered with, and on the specialist register of, the General Medical Council, UK, no 2924654 Registered with the Gibraltar Medical Registration Board, no 10593 Served four years on the Council of the Association of Dental Anaesthetists, two of which as President of that Association.


Professional experience

Wide-ranging experience in anaesthesia across numerous medical and surgical specialties, and active in intensive care medicine until retirement from the UK NHS, in which I worked uninterruptedly for 35 years. During that time, I was involved in some pioneering work inc. the placement of the UK's first cochlear implant, and some of the earliest cases of invasive radiological cardiac interventions in children.


Languages spoken

English and Spanish


Interests

Interested in things too numerous to mention!