Professor Henk Wegstapel

General Surgeon

MD, FRCSEd, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Specialises in

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.


Treatment information

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

General surgery

Get in touch

Important information about Covid-19 tests

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.


Marketing Information

Spire would like to provide you with marketing information about products and services offered by Spire and by selected third-party partners. If you do not consent for us to process your personal data for marketing activities, we will still be able to contact you about your enquiry.

We may contact you by email, SMS or phone about your enquiry. If we try to contact you by phone (mobile and/or landline) and you are not available, we may leave you a voicemail message. We may also use your details to contact you about patient surveys we use for improving our service or monitoring outcomes, which are not a form of marketing.

Submit my enquiry

Additional information

Clinical interests

Laparoscopic surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons.

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.

Research and publications

Nutrition, fast-track recovery, laparoscopic surgery.

Current NHS posts

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

Personal profile

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.

Contact information

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