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Dr Joe Geraghty

Dr Joe Geraghty

MB BS (Distinction), BSc, MRCP, PhD

Consultant Gastroenterologist

  • Pancreaticobiliary medicine
Fixed Price Packages


  • Biography icon plus

    Dr Geraghty is a Consultant Gastroenterologist with a specialist interest in Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) disease working at Central Manchester Foundation Trust, a tertiary referral unit. He was appointed to this post in September 2016. He also holds the post of Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

    Throughout his training in London, Oxford, Liverpool and Manchester, he gained a broad range of experience in both general gastroenterology and HPB disease, then completed a PhD at the University of Liverpool, with a further year as an HPB endoscopy fellow. Dr Geraghty's thesis focused on the causes of variability in Colorectal Cancer outcomes and the impact of the national bowel cancer screening programme. He won the prestigious SHIRE Award for Excellence from the British Society of Gastroenterology.
    He has gained additional specialist training and is competent in a variety of advanced endoscopy techniques, including Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).

    In the past five years, he has honed his skills in EUS and ERCP and become one of a few doctors in the UK, to undertake endoscopic necrosectomy. This novel technique substantially reduces patient morbidity and mortality and significantly reduces hospital stay and escalation. He has created a patient pathway for this procedure, to improve patient safety and ensure the optimum management is always adhered to and will aid the audit process. He has also recently brought biliary radiofrequency ablation to his NHS Trust that is now one of only three centres in the UK undertaking these procedures in patients with difficult to manage malignant strictures. He has published the results and was proud to be an invited speaker at the 2016 National EUS Conference. He has recently co-authored a chapter on ‘Complications following severe acute pancreatitis’.

  • Publications icon plus

    1. Geraghty J, Shawihdi M, Devonport E, et al. Reduced risk of emergency admission for colorectal cancer associated with the introduction of bowel cancer screening across England: a retrospective national cohort study. Colorectal Dis. 2018 Feb;20(2):94-104.

    2. Geraghty J, Thumbs A, Kankwatira A et al. Helicobacter pylori, HIV and gastric hypochlorhydria in the Malawian population. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8): e0132043

    3. Britton EJ, Sidhu S, Geraghty J et al. The five year outcome of patients having incomplete colonoscopy. Colorectal Dis. 2015 Apr;17(4):298-303

    4. Geraghty J, O’Toole P, Anderson J et al, National Survey to Determine Current Practices, Training and Attitudes towards Advanced Polypectomy in the United Kingdom. Frontline Gastroenterol 2015;6:2 85-93

    5. Geraghty J, Butler P, Seaman H et al. Optimising faecal occult blood screening? Retrospective analysis of NHS Bowel Cancer Screening data to improve the screening algorithm. Br J Cancer. 2014 Nov 25;111(11):2156-62.

    6. Geraghty J, Sarkar S, Carlson G et al. Management of large bowel obstruction with self-expanding metal stents. A multicentre retrospective study of factors determining outcome. Colorectal Dis. 2014;16:476–483.

    7. Sarkar S, Geraghty J, Rooney P. Colonic stenting: a practical update. Frontline Gastroenterology 2013;4:219–226.

    8. Sarkar S, Geraghty J, Moore AR, et al. A multicentre study to determine the incidence, demographics, aetiology and outcomes of 6-day emergency readmission following day-case endoscopy. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Dec;24(12):1438-46.

    9. Geraghty J, George R, Babbs C. A questionnaire study assessing overuse injuries in United Kingdom endoscopists and any effect from the introduction of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program on these injuries. Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 May;73(5):1069-70.

    10. Geraghty J, Harker E. ‘Biloma: A case description and discussion on management’. Gastroenterology Today 2009; 19, 72-73

    11. Crawford E, Geraghty J, Cairns A. ‘Scenario-based student workshops in acute Medicine’. Medical Education 2009; 43: 1102-3

    12. Cairns A, Geraghty J, Al-Rifai A, Babbs C. ‘Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy and Ventriculoperitoneal Shunts; A Dangerous Combination?’ Digestive Endoscopy (2009) 21, 228-231

  • Awards and recognitions icon plus

    PhD (awarded 2016) University of Liverpool

  • Professional bodies icon plus

    British Society of Gastroenterology
    American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    Manchester Medical Society
    Royal College of Physicians

  • Approved insurers icon plus

    BUPA, AXA, Aviva, Vitality, WPA, Cigna

Practice locations

NHS base

Manchester Royal Infirmary

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