Colorectal and General Surgery
Laparoscopic Colorectal Cancer surgery
Inflammatory bowel disease surgery
Laparoscopic surgery for gallbladder disease
Benign anorectal disorders
Current NHS Post
Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS
Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Medical Defence Union
General Medical Council
Heena Patel is a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at The Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. She studied medicine at St. George’s, University of London. Her higher surgical training commenced in London and the North East Thames region with further specialist experience at St. Mark’s Hospital, London, Queen Alexandra Hospital (robotic rectal cancer surgery) and the national Ethicon Endo-Surgery Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship at Frimley Park Hospital. She has gained extensive experience in a range of procedures including laparoscopic TME, pouch surgery and complex fistula repair. She has also completed two years of complex and simple inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) surgery at various tertiary referral centres such as St. Mark's and The Royal London Hospital.
She embarked on a two year period of fulltime research at the Colorectal Cancer Unit, St. Mark’s Hospital which led to an MD awarded in 2009. Publications from her thesis include prevalence of AIN in immunosuppressed patients and a novel oncogenic pathway in anal cancer development. She received the national Moynihan medal for original research at The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland in 2008. Currently, she is interested in optimisation of surgical outcomes of Crohn’s disease resection.
Her main interests include surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer surgery, colonoscopy, management of haemorrhoids and general surgical conditions including hernia and gallstone disease.
Personal interests include ballroom dancing, tennis and attending the ballet and classical music concerts.