Consultant Profile

Mr Danny Lawes

Mr Danny Lawes BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCS, MD
Practicing at:
Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
Special clinical interests:

Mr. Lawes has published on a wide variety of general and colorectal surgical subjects and has extensive experience in the management of all aspects of general surgery but has developed a particular interest in;

  • Day case haemorrhoid surgery
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Anal fistulae
  • Management of incontinence and constipation
  • Laparoscopic surgery for;                    
  • Inguinal and incisional hernias,
  • Gallstones
  • Diverticular disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    01892 530 305
    Private secretary:
    Mrs Rosemary Warren
    Private secretary telephone number:
    01892 530 305
    Private secretary fax:
    01892 510 704
    Private secretary email address:
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    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Mr. Lawes commenced his appointment as consultant surgeon at The Kent and Sussex Hospital in September 2007. He qualified from University College London in 1993 and trained in General Surgery in North East Thames. In addition he spent time at specialist laparoscopic surgery units at Colchester Hospital and specialist colorectal units at University College and Middlesex Hospitals, St. Mark’s Hospital, St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals. He spent 2 years as Lecturer in Surgery at University College London and was awarded a higher degree for his work looking at the genetic causes of colorectal cancer.

    After completing his specialist training Mr. Lawes spent a further year working in the colorectal department at The Mayo Clinic, Arizona, USA, where he increased his experience in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and was appointed Assistant Professor at Mayo Medical School.

    Since his appointment Mr. Lawes has started performing laparoscopic colorectal surgery at the Kent and Sussex Hospital and has implemented the enhanced recovery programme for patients undergoing major bowel resection, reducing the average inpatient stay for those undergoing elective colorectal surgery to 4 days. He has also been instrumental in setting up a cancer family history clinic in which patients thought to be at an increased risk of developing colorectal malignancy undergo extensive family history analysis and the pelvic floor service for patients with faecal incontinence, intractable constipation or obstructed defecation.


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    Mr Danny Lawes

    Mr Danny Lawes Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon - Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Kent

    Read more about Mrs Victoria Shilling our Specialist Physiotherpaist who will work with Mr Lawes to ensure best treatment and outcome for our patients.

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