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Mr Neil Smith

General surgery

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Specialises in

  • General
  • Lower GI surgery

About me

Mr Neil Smith is a consultant general and colorectal surgeon at Spire Gatwick Park hospital in Horley, Surrey. He was born and grew up in Kent, and studied medicine at Wadham College, Oxford University, where he undertook an intercalated Master of Arts degree for which he was awarded a ‘First’. He completed his clinical studies for the MB BS degree at St. George’s Hospital Medical School, in London, graduating in 1996 with Distinctions in final examinations in four subject areas including Surgery. He was awarded Honours in three of these (Surgery, Medicine, and Obstetrics & Gynaecology) by the University of London.

Postgraduate surgical training was completed in hospitals in London and Surrey, and Mr Smith spent 2 years in full-time cancer research at the Royal Marsden Hospital, investigating the significance and detection of blood vessel invasion in colorectal (bowel) cancer. For his thesis he was awarded a doctoral masters degree (MS, Master of Surgery) by the University of London in 2009.

Mr Neil Smith was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon at Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and Spire Gatwick Park Hospital in 2008. Experienced in general and colorectal surgery, including hernia repair, haemorrhoid and fistula surgery and colonoscopy, he has developed particular expertise in laparoscopic colorectal surgery for both benign and malignant bowel diseases.

Areas of interest

Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD); Endoscopic procedures; Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Colorectal surgery (lower GI); Colonoscopy; Flexible Sigmoidoscopy; Hernias, including inguinal hernia; Endoscopy - lower GI; Colitis; Crohn's disease; Coloproctology; Haemorrhoids ("piles"); Colorectal (bowel) cancer; Fissures / fistulas; Colonic polyps; Rectal cancer; Colorectal disease (Lower GI); Colon cancer; Rectal bleeding; Pilonidal Sinus disease; Proctology

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Procedures completed

  • H2002

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

    Spire Gatwick Park Hospital (5-50)

  • H5240

    Banding of haemorrhoids - (5-50)

    Spire Gatwick Park Hospital (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    Spire Gatwick Park Hospital (5-50)

  • H2502

    Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (5-50)

    Spire Gatwick Park Hospital (1-5)

  • H5520

    Laying open of high anal fistula (fistulotomy) +/- insertion of stitch, +/- video assistance (including sigmoidoscopy) - (1-5)

    Spire Gatwick Park Hospital (1-5)

  • T2720

    Laparoscopic repair of incisional or ventral hernia requiring mesh - (1-5)

    Spire Gatwick Park Hospital (1-5)

  • H5800

    Drainage through perineal region (including ischio-rectal abscess) (including sigmoidoscopy) - (1-5)

    Spire Gatwick Park Hospital (1-5)

  • J0900

    Diagnostic laparoscopy (including any biopsy) - (1-5)

  • T2400

    Repair of umbilical hernia (irrespective of age) - (1-5)

  • H2003

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

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