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Tim Batchelor


Current post:



Mr Tim Batchelor

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon


Thoracic surgery

Tim Batchelor
Medical qualifications:

BSc(Hons) in Physiology 1992, University of Edinburgh
MBChB 1995, University of Edinburgh
AFRCS 1999
MSc by research 2001, University of Leeds
FRCS (CTh) 2006

Date of registration: 1995
Special clinical interests:

Lung cancer, minimally-invasive lung and mediastinal surgery (including VATS lobectomy), myasthenia gravis (including trans-cervical thymectomy), chest wall surgery, including correction of pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum, enhanced recovery in thoracic surgery

Professional profile/background:

Following house jobs in Edinburgh, Mr Batchelor undertook basic surgical training at Leeds General Infirmary. He took time out from training to undertake a period of research in smooth muscle cell physiology under the supervision of Professor David Beech at the University of Leeds.

Specialty training in cardiothoracic surgery took place in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Leeds. He gained his certificate of specialist training in 2007 and was appointed to his present position as a consultant in thoracic surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary shortly afterwards.

Since his appointment, Mr Batchelor has introduced the PleurX drain service for pleural effusion management, day-of-surgery admission for elective patients, day case thoracic surgery and advanced minimally invasive techniques. The majority of his surgery is now performed thoracoscopically. This includes VATS lobectomy and trans-cervical thymectomy.

He has been the sub-specialty lead for thoracic surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary since 2008 and has now taken up the position of lead doctor for theatres. He is on the ESTS Ad Hoc Clinical Guidelines Committee.

Professional memberships:

British Medical Association
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland
European Association of Thoracic Surgeons

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