Mr Charles Hendrickse
Consultant General Surgeon
MB ChB, MD, FRCS
My specialist interest is in the surgical management of colorectal disease. I also offer multidisciplinary assessment and treatment for various pelvic floor problems such as faecal incontinence, obstructive defecation, rectal prolapse and rectocele. I am a trained laparoscopic surgeon.
I also manage the full range of benign ano-rectal problems such as piles, fistula-in-ano, pilonidal disease and anal fissures. I offer modern techniques for the management of haemorrhoidal disease (piles), which include the stapled haemorrhoidectomy (PPH) and haemorrhoidal artery ligation techniques (HALO and THD).
I am a trained colonoscopist and provide diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy for management of benign and malignant diseases on the colon and rectum.
I am the clinical lead for colorectal surgery and am a core member of the multidisciplinary teams managing patients with colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease at the trust. I graduated from Liverpool Medical School in 1984 and completed my basic surgical training in the Mersey region. I moved to the West Midlands in 1987 where I completed my higher surgical training in General and Colorectal Surgery.
I was awarded a Sheldon Research Fellowship for my research into colorectal cancer, which led to an MD from the University of Birmingham in 1996. I was a visiting fellow at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute in New York where I studied the treatment of early and advanced colorectal cancer. I was appointed as a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in 1997 and am a Fellow and examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Honorary Senior Lecturer of the University of Birmingham and a member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. I am the West Midlands Chapter representative for the Association and currently represent the West Midland colorectal surgeons at the council of the Association.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Charles Hendrickse at Spire include:
I treat a variety of colorectal conditions including colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.