Mr Mark Gudgeon

Mr Mark Gudgeon

Consultant General Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Clare Park Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Mark Gudgeon at Spire include:

General surgery

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Professional profile

I was appointed as a consultant surgeon to the Derbyshire royal infirmary in 1995 and was subsequently appointed to Frimley park hospital in 1998. As a senior registrar I developed a special interest in colorectal surgery. I was one of the early developers of laparoscopic colorectal surgery and have been a trainer on the national programme since its inception. More recently I have developed a major interest in robotic surgery. Whilst I trained as a general surgeon working in all areas of the speciality I have focused particularly on laparoscopic surgery and my main research interest is the improvement of rectal cancer surgery. I am an accredited colonoscopist for the national bowel cancer screening programme. Improving the treatment of rectal cancer and training the next generation of surgeons has been my main focus.

Some of the procedures carried our by me are: Laparoscopic and tension free mesh hernia repair Laparoscopic cholecystectomy Colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy Treatment of haemorrhoids and other perianal conditions

I have done over 12000 colonoscopies, over 1000 operations to remove bowel cancer and over 400 resections for rectal.

Clinical director for surgery 1999-2003 Deputy clinical director of surgery, frimley health. Secretarial and council roles on national organisations as outlined above.

Past Frimley Park Cancer lead Past lead clinician for colorectal cancer Current lead clinician for gastrointestinal surgery, frimley Health

I have an increasingly busy medico-legal practice predominantly related to medical negligence.

Private contact details

Telephone Self-funding: 01252 895 490
Private secretary Rosalyn Thomas
Private secretary telephone 01252 851270
Private secretary fax 01252 852361
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Medical defence union
British medical association
General medical council
Royal society of medicine
Assosciation of coloproctology great Britain and Ireland
Association of laparoscopic surgeons
British society of gastroenterology

Professional leadership

Lead gastrointestinal surgeon frimley health NHS foundation trust
Deputy clinical director surgery frimley health NHS foundation trust

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Current NHS posts

Frimley Park Hospital

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Personal Profile

Mark is married to Judy, a consultant anaesthetist and they have 2 teenage boys. Many hours have been enjoyed on the touchline over the years.  Mark enjoys country pursuits and the outdoors with a keen interest in photography.  He plays the occasional round of golf, takes any opportunity to sail and enjoys working and excercising his two Labradors and cocker spaniel.  Holidays are spent skiing, fishing and enjoying many other activities.

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