Ms Heena Patel
Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon
BSc, MBBS, MD, FRCS Eng (Gen Surg)
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Ms Heena Patel at Spire include:
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.