Mr Gary Atkin

Mr Gary Atkin

Consultant General Surgeon
MB ChB, MD, FRCS

Specialises in

  • Anal conditions such as piles, fissures, and fistulas
  • Bowel cancer surgery
  • Endoscopy for abdominal symptoms (eg gastroscopy, colonoscopy)
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hernia repair
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Practising at

Clinic times:
Thursday: 8am - 12pm

An initial consultation with Mr Gary Atkin is from £200.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Gary Atkin at Spire include:

Other treatments

Gastrointestinal surgery, Coloproctology, Colorectal surgery

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Professional profile

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:

  • Bowel cancer removal operations - 283 cases (78% performed by keyhole surgery)
  • Inguinal hernia repairs - 368 cases (<1% recurrence rate)
  • Umbilical hernia repairs - 133 cases (<1% recurrence rate)
  • Gallbladder removal operations - 197 cases (95% performed by keyhole surgery)
  • Colonoscopy procedures - 1380 cases (95% caecal intubation rate)

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.

General Medical Council Number: C4296315

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Additional information

Clinical interests

General surgery
Coloproctology
Colorectal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

Bowel cancer, treatment of anal conditions.

Qualification and professional memberships

Current NHS posts

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, East and North Herts NHS Trust

Personal profile

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.

Contact information

Telephone 0800 585 112 / 020 8901 5555
Website http://www.garyatkin.co.uk
Private secretary Hannah Bentley
Private secretary email garyatkinsurgery@outlook.com
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