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Mr Max Almond

Consultant Surgeon (Surgical Oncology, Upper GI and General Surgery) MBCHB (HONS), MRCS (ENG), Doctorate of Medicine (HONS), FRCS (ENG)
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Medico-Legal Experience

Mr Max Almond is a Consultant Surgeon and an Expert Witness. He is instructed by Claimants and Defendants in personal injury and clinical negligence cases. He has Bond Solon training and has experience in root cause analysis investigation and police witness statements.

Mr Almond has extensive experience in cases associated with:

Personal injury relating to:

  • RTA or EL/PL cases involving trauma to the trunk region (e.g. abdominal trauma, thoracic trauma and rib fractures)
  • Injuries resulting in a haematoma (e.g. abdominal bleeding or buttock injury)
  • Criminal injuries (stabbings, gunshot wounds)

Clinical negligence relating to:

  • Emergency or elective general surgical negligence (including intestinal obstruction, adhesions, peritonitis, appendicitis, acute pancreatitis, abdominal pain, hernias, lipomas, laparoscopic surgery)
  • Complications related to gallbladder surgery
  • Mismanagement of hepatobiliary disease (cholecystectomy, obstructive jaundice, ERCP complications, bile leak, bile duct injury, cholangitis)
  • Mismanagement of upper gastrointestinal pathology (hiatus hernias, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, caustic injury, splenectomy)
  • Post-operative complications including bile leak, anastomotic leak
  • Mismanagement of soft tissue sarcoma including retroperitoneal sarcoma, breast angiosarcoma, desmoid fibromatosis, schwannoma and ganglioneuroma
  • Cases involving mismanagement of abdominal tumours including gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) and neuroendocrine tumours
  • Mismanagement of surgical endocrine pathology (adrenalectomy, Cushing’s syndrome, Conn’s syndrome, adrenal cancer)
  • All cases involving upper GI endoscopy including ERCP

Mr Almond’s availability is 2-4 weeks and has a report turnaround time of 4-6 weeks.

Clinical Experience

Mr Almond is the Lead for Governance in Emergency General Surgery across the largest NHS Teaching Trust in the UK and has written over 70 research articles, including publications in Nature and the British Journal of Surgery. His specialist areas include abdominal trauma surgery, surgical oncology (soft tissue sarcoma, gastrointestinal stromal tumours, adrenal tumours and neuroendocrine tumours, emergency general surgery (appendicitis, bowel obstruction, peritonitis, jaundice), benign hepatobiliary surgery (laparoscopic cholecystectomy, ERCP), upper gastrointestinal surgery (hiatus hernia repairs, anti-reflux surgery, splenectomy), elective general surgery (open and laparoscopic hernia repairs, lipoma excision), diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. Mr Almond is also highly skilled at open, laparoscopic (keyhole) and endoscopic procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Mr Almond assist with digestive orders and bloating pain?


Can Mr Almond assist with a case involving a stoma?


Can Mr Almond comment on the matter of a Uterine Sarcoma Cancer?


Can Mr Almond opine on Barretts Disease?


Can Mr Almond opine on oesophageal cancer?

No, Mr Almond cannot assist with this.

Can Mr Almond comment on colorectal injuries?

No, Mr Almond cannot assist with this.

Can Mr Almond comment on Laparoscopic Ventral Mesh Rectopexy surgery?

No, Mr Almond cannot assist with this.

Can Mr Almond comment on Faecal incontinence?

No, Mr Almond cannot assist with this.


  • Almond LM, Hodson J, Barr H. Meta-analysis of endoscopic therapy for low grade dysplasia in Barrett’s oesophagus. British Journal of Surgery. 2014, 101(10):1187-95.
  • Almond LM, Hutchings J et al. Endoscopic Raman spectroscopy enables objective diagnosis of dysplasia in Barrett’s esophagus. Gastrointest Endosc. 79(1): 37-45, 2014
  • Almond LM, Roberts K, Hodson J, Sutcliffe R, Marudanayagam R, Isaac J, Muiesan, Mirza D. Changing indications for a total pancreatectomy: perspectives over a quarter of a century. HPB 2015, 17(5):416-21.
  • Almond LM, Singhal R et. al. An “all 5mm ports” technique for laparoscopic day-case antireflux surgery: A Consecutive Case Series of 205 Patients. Int J Surg. 2016 Nov; 35:214-217.
  • Almond LM, Patel K, Hodson J et. al. A decade of day-case endoscopically guided stent placement in malignant oesophagogastric strictures. Surg Endosc. 2017 May; 31(5): 2280- 2286.
  • Almond LM, Ford S et. al. Myeloid Sarcoma: Presentation, Diagnosis and Treatment. Accepted for publication February 2017 in Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma and Leukaemia. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2017 May;17(5):263-267.
  • Ford SJ, Almond LM, Gronchi A. An update on non-extremity soft tissue sarcoma. Clinical Oncology. 2017, 29(8): 516-527.
  • Almond LM, Patel K, Keast L, Hodson J, Nijjar R, Wilson PG, Richardson M, Singhal R. A decade of day-case endoscopically guided stent placement in malignant oesophagogastric strictures. Surg Endosc. 2017 May;31(5):2280-2286.
  • Almond LM, Hodson J, Ford S, D Gourevitch, Roberts K, Shah T, Desai A. Role of Palliative Resection of the Primary Tumour in Advanced Pancreatic and Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumours: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2017 May 25.
  • Almond LM, Tattersall H et. al. Diagnostic Accuracy of Percutaneous Biopsy in Retroperitoneal Sarcoma: Experience from Two Tertiary European Centres. British Journal of Surgery Mar 2019, 106(4): 395-403.

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