MB ChB, MD, FRCS
I am a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at East and North Herts NHS Trust. I was appointed as a consultant in 2010 and I specialise in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, particularly for the surgical treatment of bowel cancer. This includes performing a day case keyhole procedure to remove early cancers and large polyps from the lower bowel. I also treat a wide range of non-cancerous bowel and anal conditions, such as piles, diverticular disease, and anal fistulas. In addition, I perform endoscopic procedures (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) and surgery for gallstones and hernias, such as groin hernias and umbilical hernias.
As of October 2019, the number of operations I have performed as a consultant include the following:
I qualified from Manchester University, and trained in general surgery on the North West London training programme. I underwent specialist training in colorectal surgery at St Mark's and Chelsea Westminster Hospitals.
I endeavour to take a compassionate and personal approach, ensuring patients feel comfortable and fully understand the treatment options available to them. I take time to explain things clearly and understand the anxieties a patient may experience. As such, I receive regular positive feedback and testimonials.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Gary Atkin at Spire include:
Gastrointestinal surgery, coloproctology, colorectal surgery
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Harpenden Hospital.
I am married and a devoted father to a young daughter. In my spare time I am an avid sports fan and a collector of vintage books.