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Mr Christopher  Wright

Mr Christopher Wright

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Christopher Wright at Spire include:

General surgery

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon working across both sites of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW). I was appointed permanently in November 2014 having worked as Locum Consultant there since March 2014. I graduated from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 2002 and completed my higher surgical training in the London Deanery in 2013. At the end of my training I was awarded one of just 6 prestigious Ethicon Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship available nationally, giving me broad experience in advanced laparoscopic techniques. I undertook this 6 month Fellowship at the internationally renowned laparoscopic training unit at Colchester University Hospital.

As a Colorectal Surgeon, I deal with a range of problems affecting the bowel. Colorectal problems can largely be divided into functional (such as irritable bowel syndrome - by far the commonest group of problems I see in colorectal clinics - or problems with leakage of stool), inflammatory (such as bowel infections, colitis or diverticulitis), anatomical (for example prolapse of the bowel, haemorrhoids or anal skin tags) or related to a growth (including benign polyps and bowel cancer).

I am also a General Surgeon, providing a range of treatments for problems affecting many different anatomical areas and organ systems, often related to the abdomen but not exclusively so. The commonest general surgical conditions I see are hernias of all types, skin lumps and bumps and pilonidal disease.

I am the Specialty Tutor for the whole General Surgery department with responsibility for ensuring high standards of training for junior doctors at MTW. I sit on a number of educational committees at Tunbridge Wells Hospital where I represent the department and its trainees.

In May 2016 I was appointed as Clinical Lead for the Colorectal Department at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals NHS Trust (MTW). I represent and speak for the department on various Trust committees and make decisions regarding clinical activity, with responsibility for ensuring that the department provides a high standard of care.


Clinical Interests


Special Clinical Interests: General and Colorectal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS).

Private contact details

Telephone 01892 741150
Website www.tunbridgewellssurgeon.co.uk
Private secretary Kathryn Smith 01892 741174
Private secretary fax 01892 740046
Private secretary email kathryn.smith@spirehealthcare.com
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Professional leadership

Clinical Lead for the Colorectal Department at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals NHS Trust (MTW)
Specialty Tutor for the whole General Surgery department with responsibility for ensuring high standards of training for junior doctors at MTW

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgeon

Clinical Lead for Colorectal Surgery

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals NHS Trust

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Research and Publication


Articles

Read Mr Wright's latest article on Bowel Cancer screening

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Personal Profile

I pride myself on providing a personalised service to my patients with strong emphasis on effective and empathic communication and I understand that a lot of the conditions I manage are linked to embarrassing symptoms.

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