Hospital Information

Hospital: One Hatfield Hospital

Tel: 01707 443 333

Contact the Hospital About Mr Eriberto Farinella

Mr Eriberto Farinella

General and Emergency Surgery Consultant

Year Qualified


Clinical Interests

Laparoscopic and open Gastro-intestinal Surgery; Diagnostic laparoscopy including retro-peritoneal biopsies; Laparoscopic division of adhesions for recurrent/chronic abdominal pain; Laparoscopic and open Cholecystectomy (Gallstone Surgery); Laparoscopic and open Hernia Surgery including inguinal, umbilical, epigastric and incisional hernias; Abdominal Wall Reconstruction; Laparoscopic and open Abdominal wall and rectus separation repair after pregnancy; Coloproctology including treatment of haemorrhoids, anal fissure, anal fistula, perianal abscess and pilonidal sinus

Specialising In

Emergency, general, laparoscopic and coloproctology surgery

Professional Profile

Completed medical school at the University of Palermo in Italy. Surgical training was at the University of Perugia and Milan in Italy where MD qualification was achieved. Spent last 2 years of surgical training at the St Mark’s Hospital and Royal Marsden Hospital to gain exposure to complex GI and colorectal cases. Further specialist training in Laparoscopic and open GI surgery was obtained on the highly regarded North-West Thames rotation in London and a Laparoscopic fellowship with colorectal sub-specialty interest. Mr Farinella has published many research papers, conducted numerous research projects and clinical audits, and presented his work at several national and international conferences. He is also part of the Cochrane collaboration Injury Group and Colorectal Cancer Group. He is the Emergency Surgery Lead at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust responsible of several quality improvement projects to elevate the standards of the emergency surgical care. He is also the Local Surgical Lead for the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit aimed to improve the care of those patient having emergency bowel surgery.

Research Interests

Surgical Lead for the National Emergency Laparotomy Audit Emergency surgery for Diverticulitis and Small Bowel Obstruction Abdominal Wall reconstruction for complex abdominal hernia Laparoscopic bile duct USS and bile duct exploration Anal fistula treatment


Mr Eriberto Farinella offers the following treatments and procedures: