Mr Harrison Benziger

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About me

Mr Harrison Benziger is a Colorectal Surgeon at Spencer Private Hospital in Margate.

He qualified from the Trivandrum University Medical College in Kerala, India in 1974. He moved to the UK to pursue and obtain higher surgical training. His early surgical training was in South East England and South Wales.

He has obtained FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons in both England and Edinburgh.

Mr Benziger was appointed locum Consultant Surgeon in 1983 at Haverford West hospital in South Wales and then as the Consultant and Head of Department of Surgery at the Ministry of Health hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

On his return to the UK he worked as a locum Consultant Surgeon at Bangor General hospital in Wales and at the Homerton General hospital in London.

During his early training Mr Benziger trained in advanced and sophisticated gastrointestinal surgery including laparoscopic surgery. He was one of the early surgeons to embrace laparoscopic surgery and has applied his skills in mastering complicated laparoscopic procedures like colorectal cancer surgery including deep pelvic colorectal resections including laparoscopic extra levator abdominoperineal resection of rectum, inflammatory bowel disease as well as laparoscopic benign Upper GI surgery including gallbladder surgery.

He has amassed a vast experience in a wide range of both open, laparoscopic elective and emergency surgery. He has achieved excellent results.

Areas of interest

Colorectal surgery (lower GI); colonoscopy; Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); proctology including haemorrhoids, anal fissures, gallbladder surgery, abdominal and inguinal hernias.

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Procedures completed

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (1-5)

    Spencer Private Hospitals (Margate) (1-5)

  • J1830

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy - (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)

    Spencer Private Hospitals (Margate) (1-5)

  • S0633

    Excision of lesion of skin or subcutaneous tissue - up to three, Trunk & Limbs (excluding lipoma) - (1-5)

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