Consultant Profile

Mr Gary Atkin

Mr Gary Atkin MB ChB, MD, FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital, Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Coloproctology
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
Special clinical interests:

Bowel cancer, laparoscopic surgery, hernia surgery, treatment of anal conditions.

Research interests:

Colorectal cancer

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust

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

Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585 112
Private secretary:
Hannah Bentley
Private secretary telephone number:
075 2224 2224
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Gary Atkin is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust. He qualified from Manchester University, and trained in General Surgery on the North West London training programme. He underwent specialist training in Colorectal Surgery at St Mark’s and Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals.

Mr Atkin specialises in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, and his main interest is the surgical treatment of bowel cancer.  He also treats a wide range of non-cancerous bowel and anal conditions, such as haemorrhoids, diverticular disease, and anal fistulas. In addition, he performs endoscopic procedures (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) and surgery for gallstones and hernias.
He endeavours to take a compassionate and personal approach, ensuring patients feel comfortable and fully understand the treatment options available to them.  He takes time to explain things clearly and understands the anxieties a patient may experience.  As such, Mr Atkin receives regular positive feedback and testimonials.

Personal profile:

He is married and a devoted father to a young daughter.  In his spare time he is an avid sports fan and a collector of vintage books.

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Mr Gary Atkin

Mr Gary Atkin General surgery Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

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