Mr Charles Imber


Consultant Surgeon

Mr. Imber is currently a leading London Teaching Hospital Consultant as well as a member of the Liver Transplantation team at The Royal Free Hospital London. His areas of interest include General and HPB Surgery.  He completed his medical degree at Cambridge University, where he also received an honours degree in Oncology and Immunology. Mr Imber is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Mr Imber has special interests in complex abdominal wall Hernia surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Transplantation, Laparoscopic Surgery and Emergency Surgery. His practice covers all aspects of benign and malignant disease in this area. Mr Imber was awarded a HCA Travelling Fellowship in 2012, the Presentation Travel Award from the International Liver Transplant Society (2006), the Medawar Prize Session from the British Transplant Society (2003), and the Hanson Research Fellow and Scholarship from Oxford University (1999). He has over 50 peer reviewed publications in journals including Lancet, Liver Transplantation and HPB Surgery, as well as 3 book chapters.

He has an extensive private practice attracting patients from both within the UK and also worldwide. He performed the first robotic liver resection and the first robotic pancreatic resections in the UK with successful outcomes and is a pioneer in this form of minimally invasive complex abdominal surgery.

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Hospital Locations

Royal Free Hospital, Hadley Wood Hospital

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  • HPB surgery


  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons
  • British Transplant Society

Procedures offered

  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Surgery for bowel obstruction
  • Small and large bowel resections
  • Lap / open liver and pancreatic resections
  • Liver transplantation
  • Surgery for acute/chronic pancreatitis
  • Hernia repair
  • Complex abdominal wall reconstruction

Clinical interests

  • Colorectal liver metastases
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Hydatid disease of liver
  • Complex abdominal wall hernias
  • Groin pain and inguinal hernias
  • Gall bladder disease
  • Liver transplantation
  • General surgery emergencies

Research interests

Novel technologies for Liver preservation for subsequent transplantation Colorectal liver metastases, pancreatic cancer

Mr Charles Imber, Consultant Surgeon is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London