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Mr Mark Zammit is a consultant surgeon with Practising Priveleges at the Nuffield Brentwood Hospital and Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood. He qualified as a medical doctor in Malta and has worked in the NHS since 2000. He spent time doing clinical research in Glasgow, completed Higher Specialist Training in Manchester and did a Fellowship in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and advanced/complex open surgery in Basingstoke. Following this, he moved to Essex to take up a consultant post at Basildon Hospital.
Mr Zammit manages a range of general surgical conditions including bowel cancer, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, gallstones, inguinal and abdominal wall hernias, and various anal conditions such as haemorrhoids. He also performs general surgical operations on children (including circumcisions, hernia operations, surgery for undescended testicles, and removal of lumps and bumps and ingrowing toenails), and is the lead for general paediatric surgery at Basildon Hospital. He is also a fully trained endoscopist with JAG accreditation in colonoscopy. Mr Zammit performs approximately 50 major bowel operations per year (for benign and cancerous conditions) and submits his data to the National Bowel Cancer Audit. He uses laparoscopic (keyhole) techniques whenever appropriate, and performs most of his operations as day-cases. For major surgery Mr Zammit uses Enhanced Recovery techniques, helping patients to recover sooner.
Mr Zammit firmly believes in actively involving patients and their family in treatment decisions, and places patients at the centre of care.
Areas of interest
Colorectal surgery; Treatment of Haemorrhoids (incl Transanal Haemorrhoidal De-arterialisation (THD)); Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery; Bowel cancer surgery; Hernia surgery; Gallstones (laparoscopic cholecystectomy); Endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy); Pelvic Floor Disorders (e.g. faecal incontinence, obstructed defaecation); General Paediatric Surgery (e.g. herniotomy, circumcision)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgeon,
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,
Mark Zammit spends his spare time with his family. He enjoys playing squash, and is learning to play golf.
Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Travelling Bursary 2011.
Highly Commended Poster, ASGBI, Annual Scientific Meeting, Bournemouth 2011
Poster of distinction – ASGBI, Annual Scientific Meeting, Manchester 2007
English and Maltese
A Prospective Audit of Stoma Complications in Colorectal Cancer Treatment throughout the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Colorectal Cancer Network. Colorectal Disease 2011
Intussusception of the appendix secondary to mucinous cystadenoma: a rare cause of abdominal pain. (Case report). International Journal of Surgery Case Reports 2010
The Pharmacokinetics and safety of porfimer after repeated administrations 30 - 45 days apart to patients undergoing photodynamic therapy. Alimentary, Pharmacology & Therapeutics 2010
Porfimer sodium photodynamic therapy in the treatment of early oesophageal carcinoma. Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy 2007
A cost comparison of photodynamic therapy and metallic stents in the palliation of oesophageal cancer. Photodiagnosis & Photodynamic Therapy 2007
A technically difficult endorectal ultrasound is more likely to be inaccurate. Colorectal Disease 2005
Local resection of rectal tumours using a Salvati operating proctoscope – a safe and effective technique. Colorectal Disease 2004
Courses offered to GPs
Mr Zammit is available on request to attend GP seminars and training days to talk about
- MD University of Malta 1995
- FRCS (Gen Surg) Royal College of Surgeons 2009
- Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery University of Strasbourg 2011
- Fellowship in Laparoscopic and Advanced Open Colorectal Surgery Basingstoke Hospital 2011
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery, 2010
Affiliations / memberships
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
During office hours I can be contacted via my secretary on 07851843237.
Out of hours I can be contacted through the hospital were you where treated.