Consultant Profile

Professor Henk Wegstapel

Professor Henk Wegstapel MD, FRCSEd, FRCS (Gen Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Alexandra Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
Special clinical interests:

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery and biliary surgery.

Research interests:

Nutrition, fast-track recovery, laparoscopic surgery.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant General Surgeon, Medway NHS Trust, Medway Maritime Hospital.
Senior leturer at the University of Christchurch Canterbury.

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01634 662822/662845
Private secretary telephone number:
01634 662889
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Professor Wegstapel trained in the UK as a general surgeon and gained specialist expertise in gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgery.

He is lead clinician for colorectal cancer surgery in Medway and is one of the leading laparoscopic colorectal surgeons in the country who also trains fellow surgeons in these advanced techniques.

Professor Wegstapel has an interest in fast-track recovery programs for patients following abdominal surgery.

He has developed a day case laparoscopic cholecystectomy, incisional and inguinal hernia service at Medway Hospital.

He has an interest in colorectal surgery which includes the treatment of common conditions such as haemorrhoids, fistulae in ano, anal fissures, pilonidal sinuses, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. 

Professor Wegstapel is a fully trained endoscopist which includes diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy.

He is a senior lecturer at the University of Christchurch Canterbury and is the pathway lead for the Masters degree in minimally invasive surgery.

Personal profile:

Professor Wegstapel is a keen sportsman and enjoys running, cycling and tennis. He has run the London Marathon twice supporting beating bowel cancer. He enjoys the theatre, gardening and DIY.

He has three young daughters and is a governor at Fawkham primary school.

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Professor Henk Wegstapel

Professor Henk Wegstapel General surgery Consultant, Chatham, Kent, private hospital specialist.

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