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Mr Alexander von Roon

Alex von Roon

General surgery

 

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Specialises in

  • General
  • Lower GI surgery

About me

Mr Alex von Roon completed his undergraduate medical training at Sheffield University and Imperial College London. He undertook higher surgical training on the Northwest Thames Rotation and was awarded a PhD by Imperial College London and a research fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. His PhD thesis focused on outcomes of ileoanal pouch surgery for familial adenomatous polyposis and metabonomic profiling of pouchitis.

He underwent subspecialist training in colorectal surgery in Adelaide, Australia and St Mark’s Hospital before being appointed Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St Mary’s and Charing Cross Hospitals. He was the clinical lead for enhanced recovery after colorectal surgery at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

In 2019 he moved to University College London Hospital, where he continues to develop his subspecialist interest in surgery for inflammatory bowel disease.

He performs all major and minor colorectal procedures, laparoscopic surgery, colonoscopy, hernia and gallbladder surgery. His specialist clinical interests include the use of advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques, the surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer and ileoanal pouch surgery.

His academic interests include metabolic phenotyping in inflammatory bowel disease, familial adenomatous polyposis research and surgical education. He has published and presented widely on the topics of inflammatory bowel disease and familial adenomatous polyposis and is a reviewer for a number of surgical journals.

Areas of interest

Crohn's disease; ulcerative colitis; ileoanal pouch surgery; laparoscopic bowel resection; colorectal cancer; diverticular disease; rectal bleeding, rectal pain, family history of bowel cancer; colonic polyps; change in bowel habit; haemorrhoids (piles); anal fissure; anal fistula; pilonidal sinus; rectal prolapse; proctology; colonoscopy; gastroscopy; all types of hernia (inguinal, femoral, umbilical, ventral, incisional, including laparoscopic repair); gallstones; laparoscopic cholecystectomy; benign skin lesions; lipoma; Mr von Roon offers the Rafaelo procedure, a novel treatment for haemorrhoids which causes less pain than traditional haemorrhoid surgery.

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Procedures completed

  • H6260

    Proctoscopy (+/- biopsy) - (5-50)

  • H5240

    Banding of haemorrhoids - (5-50)

  • H2502

    Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (1-5)

  • H2003

    Therapeutic colonoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (1-5)

  • A7350

    Local anaesthetic blockade of named major nerve or plexus - (1-5)

  • H5100

    Haemorrhoidectomy (including sigmoidoscopy) - (1-5)

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

  • H2510

    Rigid sigmoidoscopy (including proctoscopy and biopsy) - (1-5)

  • T2002

    Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia - unilateral - (1-5)

  • H4800

    Excision of lesion of anus - (1-5)

  • H3364

    Laparoscopic anterior resection - high (i.e. colorectal anastomosis above the peritoneal reflection) - (1-5)

  • H0280

    Laparoscopic appendicectomy - (1-5)

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