Mr. Charles Imber is a leading liver transplant surgeon. He also specialises in other types of abdominal surgery, which he offers to private patients as well as those in the NHS. All of his private surgery is performed at The Cleveland Clinic London Portland Place Outpatient Centre. He holds consultations with his patients in his rooms at 24 Portland Place.
Routine hernia repair can be done successfully by many surgeons but complicated and difficult cases are best left to a specialist. Mr Imber offers the expertise to repair recurrent and complex hernias, using advanced hernia mesh-repair techniques and combining hernia repair with plastic surgery and intensive and supportive care as necessary.
Laparoscopic surgery (keyhole surgery) requires extensive specialist training to produce successful outcomes. Mr Imber has completed such training at major laparoscopic surgery centres in the UK and performs many procedures each year in both his private practice and his NHS practice.
Any surgery on the liver or pancreas or the associated structures, which are termed the biliary tree, involve specialist surgery. Mr Imber is a qualified Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgeon able to offer years of experience in this area.
Mr Imber’s practice at 24 Portland Place, London is one of the few private clinics in the UK to offer a 24/7 referral service for emergencies. GPs are able to refer private patients for general surgical emergencies that include appendicitis, bowel obstruction, hernias, pancreatitis, cholecystitis and skin or soft tissue abscesses.
Mr Imber is highly regarded as a pioneer in the field of robotic surgery of the liver and pancreas. He was the first surgeon in the UK, together with Professor Malago, to remove cancerous tumours from the liver and pancreas of a patient using the da Vinci® robotic surgery system.
Robotic surgery allows open surgery to be done in a way that is as minimally invasive as possible and also as safe as possible for the patient.