I am a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon working across both sites of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (MTW). I have specialist expertise in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery as well as transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) and complex abdominal wall reconstruction. I was appointed permanently in November 2014 having worked as Locum Consultant there since March 2014. Between 2016 and 2020, I was elected as clinical lead for colorectal surgery, and played a leading role in redesigning the colorectal pathways during the COVID pandemic to maintain highest possible standards of assessment at a time of unprecedented strain on the NHS.
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.
I offer my patients the full range of in-patient and out-patient colorectal and general surgical services including emergency surgery. I pride myself on providing a personalised service to my patients with strong emphasis on effective and empathic communication. I am also a keen proponent of medical education and in 2020 I was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the Kent and Medway Medical School, which opened its doors to its first students in September 2020. I am also the Specialty Tutor for the Department of General Surgery at MTW.