Professor Henk Wegstapel
MD, FRCSEd, FRCS (Gen Surg)
I trained in the UK as a general surgeon and gained specialist expertise in gastrointestinal and laparoscopic surgery. I am the lead clinician for colorectal cancer surgery in Medway and am one of the leading laparoscopic colorectal surgeons in the country. I also train 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 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 a fully trained endoscopist which includes diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy.
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.
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons.
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.
Nutrition, fast-track recovery, laparoscopic surgery.
Consultant General Surgeon, Medway NHS Trust, Medway Maritime Hospital. Senior leturer at the University of Christchurch Canterbury.
I am a keen sportsman and enjoy 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 I am a governor at Fawkham primary school.