General Surgery

The surgeons of The Mottistone offer a complete general surgical service. This takes the patient through the full pathway from initial consultation, to investigation, treatment and follow-up.

Expertise is available in all general surgical specialities. Among these are upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery, hernias, gallbladders and endoscopy, including colonoscopy and gastroscopy.

Meet your consultant

Mr Steve Elsmore

  • Job title: Consultant Surgeon
  • Year qualified: 1991
  • Primary speciality:
  • Professional memberships: Association of Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons, MPS, Association of Coloproctology
  • Clinical interests: Bowel cancer, bowel symptoms, abdominal symptoms, hernias gall stones, inflammatory bowel
  • Qualifications: MB BS,FRCS (general surgery) MSc

Graduated in 1991 from King's College, London University.

Further surgical training in London; Guys, Hammersmith and St George's with research at St Mark's. FRCS 1995, MSc 2000,FRCS General Surgery 2000.

Appointed to St Mary's in January 2002 General and colorectal surgeon.

General Surgery interests; hernias and gall bladder disease, colorectal surgery, bowel cancer, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

Keen colonoscopist,directing colonoscopy training courses at national training centre, St George's Hospital. Accredited bowel cancer screening endoscopist for the Isle of Wight.

Appointments contact number: 01983 552348 Outpatient clinic times: Usually Monday evenings


Mr Mike Nelson

  • Job title: Consultant Surgeon
  • Year qualified: 1992
  • Primary speciality:
  • Professional memberships: FRCS (Eng), MDU, ACPGBI, ASGBI
  • Clinical interests: Hernia surgery, laparoscopic surgery, bowel cancer, haemorrhoidectomy
  • Qualifications: BSc (Hons), FRCS (Eng & Edin)

I moved to the Isle of Wight in 2006 having worked in London and trained in Wales prior to this.

My clinical interests, in addition to the gamut of general surgery include laparoscopic colorectal surgery, groin hernia repairs under local anaesthetic and colonoscopy.

Appointments contact number: 01983552348 Outpatient clinic times: Flexible times


Mr Michael Terry

  • Job title: Consultant Surgeon
  • Year qualified: 1987
  • Primary speciality:
  • Professional memberships: Association of Surgeons, European Society of Coloproctology, Association of Coloproctology
  • Clinical interests: Bowel malignancy, Inflammatory bowel disease, functional bowel problems, herniae, biliary disease
  • Qualifications: MB BS, FRCS (general), Endoscopy, EBSQ (Coloproctology)

Michael Terry trained and qualified as a general surgeon in Melbourne,

Australia. He came to the UK and underwent further subspecialty training in London, Plymouth and Oxford.

He has held consultant appointments in Edinburgh, and Portsmouth where he introduced inguinal hernia repair under local anaesthesia.

Michael has a broad laparoscopic experience including cholecystectomy, CBD exploration, gastric surgery, splenectomy, small bowel operations, colonic resection and rectal prolapse. His primary interest lies in the surgical management of inflammatory and neoplastic diseases of the small and large bowel and problems associated with the perineum.

He has an interest in trauma surgery, and holds a commission in the Royal Navy.

He lives with his English wife - a gastroenterologist, and his family in Newport.

Appointments contact number: 01983552348 Outpatient clinic times: Thursday evenings or by appointment