Mr Christopher Gatzen: General surgery

Mr Christopher Gatzen

General surgery

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About me

Mr Christopher Gatzen graduated in 1986 and undertook his basic surgical training at St Mary’s Hospital, London. After obtaining the Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1990 he went to Boston, USA for a two year Surgical Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Upon his return he was appointed Lecturer in Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School. He completed his higher surgical training in the North West Thames Region, where he held Senior Registrar posts at Central Middlesex, St Mary’s, The Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals.
Thereafter he gained appointment to St Mark’s Hospital for Diseases of the Colon and Rectum for an additional year of sub-specialist colorectal training, which concluded with a further overseas fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada.
Mr Gatzen was appointed as the first Specialist Colorectal Surgeon to Wycombe and Amersham Hospitals in May 1999 and following the merger with Stoke Mandeville Hospital leads the colorectal cancer multidisciplinary team for Buckinghamshire Healthcare.
He has a particular interest in laparoscopic general and colorectal surgery, day-case gallbladder and hernia surgery, and bowel cancer screening. He has developed minimally invasive day-case surgery for rectal prolapse, anal fistula and haemorrhoids, with the emphasis on providing effective but more painless treatment options.

Areas of interest

Colorectal (bowel) cancer; Haemorrhoids ("piles"); Colorectal surgery (lower GI); Colonoscopy; Hernias, including inguinal hernia; Gallbladder surgery; laparoscopic cholecystectomy; Prolapse surgery; Anal fistula; Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD); Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery')

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    BMI The Chiltern Hospital (5-50)

  • H2510

    Rigid sigmoidoscopy (including proctoscopy and biopsy) - (5-50)

    BMI The Chiltern Hospital (5-50)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)

    BMI The Chiltern Hospital (5-50)

  • H2003

    Therapeutic colonoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (5-50)

    BMI The Chiltern Hospital (5-50)

  • T2000

    Primary repair of inguinal hernia - (5-50)

    BMI The Chiltern Hospital (1-5)

  • H3365

    Laparoscopic anterior resection - low (i.e. colorectal anastomosis at or below the peritoneal reflection) - (1-5)

    BMI The Chiltern Hospital (1-5)

  • H5100

    Haemorrhoidectomy (including sigmoidoscopy) - (1-5)

  • H5510

    Laying open of low anal fistula (fistulotomy) (including sigmoidoscopy) - (1-5)

    BMI The Chiltern Hospital (1-5)

  • 25000

    Incision and drainage (not elsewhere covered) - (1-5)

    BMI The Chiltern Hospital (1-5)

  • H5240

    Banding of haemorrhoids - (1-5)

    BMI The Chiltern Hospital (1-5)

  • H2502

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

    BMI The Chiltern Hospital (1-5)

  • H4130

    Perianal excision of lesion of rectum (including sigmoidoscopy) - (1-5)

  • M3720

    Repair of vesicocolic fistula - (1-5)

    BMI The Chiltern Hospital (1-5)

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