Mr Gary Atkin

Mr Gary Atkin

Consultant General Surgeon


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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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 (less than 1% recurrence rate)
  • Umbilical hernia repairs - 133 cases (less than 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: 4296315

Treatment information

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

General surgery

Other treatments

Gastrointestinal surgery, coloproctology, colorectal surgery

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Additional information

Colorectal surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

Special clinical interests: Bowel cancer, treatment of anal conditions.

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

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.

Telephone 0800 585 112 / 020 8901 5555
Private secretary Hannah Bentley
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