Professor Henk Wegstapel

General Surgeon
MD, FRCSEd, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Practising at

Spire Alexandra Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Henk Wegstapel at Spire include:

General surgery

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

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.

Clinical Interests

Laparoscopic surgery

Private contact details

Telephone 01634 662822/662845
Private secretary Roz Lowe
Private secretary telephone 01634 662889 / 07842 881375
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

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

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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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