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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.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant General & Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Malayalam - Fluent
- Arabic - Conversational
- MBBS Kerala University 1974
- FRCS Royal College of Edinburgh 1980
- FRCS Royal College of England 1982
Reference number 2279006
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member Association of Coloproctology, Great Britain & Ireland 2000
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery, 1998
Affiliations / memberships
Association of Upper GI Surgery (AUGIS)
- Nackington RoadCANTERBURYCT4 7AR
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 01227 825107
- Ramsgate RoadMARGATECT9 4BG
- 17:00 - 19:30
- 01843 234247
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Either Spencer Private Hospitals or The Chaucer Hospital - Ward, or local A&E if very urgent.