Mr Henry Dowson

Consultant General Surgeon

BSc, MBBS, FRCS, MD.


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I trained at Charing Cross & Westminster medical school, Intercalated BSc in History of Medicine at UCH. I completed my basic surgical training at Frimley Park Hospital, Specialist Registrar in the South West Thames region.

My initial training was in Laparoscopic and Upper GI surgery, spending 6 months in the oesophago-gastric unit at St Thoma's Hospital. I developed sub-specialty interest in colorectal surgery during 2 years of research at the Mattu unit in Guildford.

My last year of training was in Adelaide, Australia, working in a specialist colorectal unit, before taking up a consultant post at Frimley Park Hospital. My specialist interests are based around laparoscopic and colorectal surgery; further interests include pelvic floor disorders and faecal incontinence.

I have taught on laparoscopic courses at Frimley Park, Mattu Guildford and in Hamburg.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Henry Dowson at Spire include:

General surgery

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Bowel disease
Coloproctocology
Colonoscopy
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Gastrointestinal surgery
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease
Motility disorder
Nutrition
Obesity
Pancreatology
Colonoscopy
Coloproctology
Colorectal surgery
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery
Pancreatic and biliary surgery
Pancreatology
Bowel cancer
Upper gastrointestinal cancer

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Coloproctology

Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons

Medical Protection Society

Personal profile

Henry is married to Fiona who is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon. They have a 7 year old son and 2 year old daughter. Henry's interests include sport, music, mountain-biking, kitesurfing, reading, golf, squash and bridge.

Contact information

Telephone Self-funding: 01252 895 490
Private secretary Kate
Private secretary telephone 01252 851 270