Mr Agwunobi qualified as a doctor over twenty-five years ago and has been a Consultant Surgeon, specialising in gastrointestinal (GI) and hernia surgery, for the last fourteen years.
He was the lead Upper GI Surgeon for Stockport NHS Foundation Trust for seven years, where he led the development of advanced keyhole surgery for treating complex oesophageal and stomach cancer.
Mr Agwunobi’s clinical practice is based at BMI The Alexandra Hospital, in Cheadle; Spire Regency Hospital, in Macclesfield; and Spire Manchester Hospital. He receives referrals from local GPs, other consultant colleagues, and self-referrals from patients. Mr Agwunobi is also a Consultant Surgeon (flexible contract) at University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.
Mr Agwunobi is actively involved in teaching and training of junior doctors including running a course to train future laparoscopic surgeons. He is actively involved in educational events for other healthcare professionals and the general public and has presented at national and international meetings and published many articles in peer review journals. Mr Agwunobi is also Co-Director of Manchester Hernia Clinic.
Over 90% of the procedures Mr Agwunobi carries out involve laparoscopic (or keyhole) surgery. This is far less invasive for the patient than traditional open surgery and leads to quicker recovery times and minimal scarring.
Away from work, Mr Agwunobi is married with two teenage boys, who keep him busy and grounded. He supports numerous local charity events as well as Water Aid, which provides clean and safe drinking water to people in the developing world. In his spare time, he enjoys following Manchester United and a game of golf with friends, even though he tends to approach the holes via the scenic route!