Ms Heena Patel

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

BSc, MBBS, MD, FRCS Eng (Gen Surg)

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I am a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. My main interests include surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer surgery, colonoscopy, management of haemorrhoids and general surgical conditions including hernia and gallstone disease.

I studied medicine at St George’s, University of London. My higher surgical training commenced in London and the North East Thames Region with further specialist experience at St Mark’s Hospital, London, Queen Alexandra Hospital (robotic rectal cancer surgery) and the national Ethicon Endo-Surgery Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship at Frimley Park Hospital. I have gained extensive experience in a range of procedures including laparoscopic TME, pouch surgery and complex fistula repair. I have also completed two years of complex and simple inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) surgery at various tertiary referral centres such as St Mark's and The Royal London Hospital.

I embarked on a two year period of full time research at the Colorectal Cancer Unit, St Mark’s Hospital which led to an MD awarded in 2009. Publications from my thesis include prevalence of AIN in immunosuppressed patients and a novel oncogenic pathway in anal cancer development. I received the national Moynihan medal for original research at The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland in 2008. Currently, I am interested in optimisation of surgical outcomes of Crohn’s disease resection.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Ms Heena Patel at Spire include:

Colorectal surgery

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder disease
  • Hernia repair
  • Benign anorectal disorders
  • Colonoscopy

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Additional information

General surgery
Colorectal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery
Gallstone surgery

Professional memberships

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Medical Defence Union

General Medical Council

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS.

Personal interests include ballroom dancing, tennis and attending the ballet and classical music concerts.