Mr William Garrett

General Surgeon

MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRCS, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Specialises in

  • Bowel surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Gallbladder/gallstone removal
  • Haemorrhoids removal treatment

I specialise in the assessment, investigation, diagnosis and treatment of a range of abdominal conditions but especially gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and colorectal disorders. I have extensive experience in upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. I am also a fully accredited bowel cancer screening specialist.

Where a surgical intervention is required, I favour minimally invasive (keyhole or laparoscopic) approaches wherever possible and have tailored my training to mirror this interest having spent a two year fellowship at the Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit at Guildford. This provided valuable exposure to the latest laparoscopic treatments performed by experts from all over the world. I consider the field of hernia surgery to be an area of special interest and during this period I was able to research the field of laparoscopic hernia repair and acquire extensive operative experience in this respect.

I co-wrote the submission to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on behalf of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland which, when taken into consideration with evidence from other organisations, led to a change in the guidance on the use of laparoscopic surgery for inguinal hernia repair.


General Medical Council Number: C4129419

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr William Garrett at Spire include:

General surgery

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Colorectal surgery
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Medical Association

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons

Research and publications

A two year fellowship at the Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit in Guildford with research performed into the clinical improvement of laparoscopic compared with open inguinal hernia repair.

Current NHS posts

Consultant General, Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Medway Maritime Hospital

Personal profile

I am married to Tara and we have four small children who occupy almost all of my spare time, but who would have it any other way? I do, when time allows, enjoy sailing, skiing, gardening and DIY. I have previously sailed competitively in numerous offshore races including the Fastnet Race which I have completed three times and completed a trans-Atlantic crossing aboard a small yacht in 1990.

Contact information

Telephone 01634 662822/662845
Private secretary Ros Lowe
Private secretary telephone 01474 526652
Private secretary email