Mr Neil Kukreja
General Colorectal Surgeon
MBBS, MSc, FRCS, Gen Surg
I am a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon. I qualified as a doctor from King's College London in 1998 and was appointed a Consultant Surgeon in 2014.
I am a highly productive and hard working surgeon. My main interest lies in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. Patients who have laparoscopic, rather than open, surgery tend to have faster recovery times and less pain.
In addition to laparoscopic surgery I have extensive experience of diseases of the anus, including ultrasound guided treatment of haemorrhoids (THD), management of complex fistula disease including the use of fistula plugs and pilonidal sinus surgery.
I manage the surgical diagnosis and surgical problems associated with inflammatory bowel disease and work closely with the gastroenterologists to provide a joined up approach. I am a JAG accredited endoscopist and am able to perform both upper and lower GI endoscopy (OGD and colonoscopy). My general surgical practice includes the management of hernias and gallstones (laparoscopic cholecystectomy).
I am the surgical lead for safety at Medway Maritime Trust, where I strive hard to improve the provision of surgical services to the local population.
Spire Alexandra Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Royal College of Surgeons
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
Association of Surgeons of Great Briton and Ireland
Association of Coloproctology
Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal and Emergency Surgeon, Medway Maritime NHS Foundation Trust
I am empathetic and believe in patient-centred care. I am passionate about making healthcare more open and accessible. I have excellent communication skills and explain procedures clearly and am always open to answering questions from patients and the families.
I am married with two children. When I'm not with my family, my interests include sports cars, classic cars and DIY.