06 April 2017
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month runs throughout April.
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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Henk Wegstapel at Spire include:
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.
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons.
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.
Consultant General Surgeon, Medway NHS Trust, Medway Maritime Hospital. Senior leturer at the University of Christchurch CanterburyBack to top
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.Back to top
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09 March 2017
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