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

I trained in the UK as a general surgeon and gained specialist expertise in gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgery. I am thelead 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. I have an interest in fast-track recovery programmes for patients following abdominal surgery. I have developed a day case laparoscopic cholecystectomy, incisional and inguinal hernia service at Medway Hospital. I am a senior lecturer at the University of Christchurch Canterbury and is the pathway lead for the Masters degree in minimally invasive surgery.

I have 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. I am 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

I am a keen sportsman and enjoys running, cycling and tennis. I have run the London Marathon twice supporting beating bowel cancer. I enjoy the theatre, gardening and DIY. I have three young daughters and is a governor at Fawkham primary school.

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