Hospital Information

Hospital: One Hatfield Hospital

Tel: 01707 443 333

Contact the Hospital About Mr Gary Atkin

Mr Gary Atkin

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

Year Qualified


Clinical Interests

General surgery
Colorectal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

Bowel cancer, treatment of anal conditions.

Specialising In

Consultant General Surgeon

Professional Profile

I am a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at East and North Herts NHS Trust. I qualified from Manchester University, and later underwent specialist training in Colorectal Surgery at St Mark’s and Chelsea Westminster Hospitals.

I specialise in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, and my main interest is the surgical treatment of bowel cancer. I also treat a wide range of non-cancerous bowel and anal conditions, such as haemorrhoids, diverticular disease, and anal fistulas. In addition, I perform endoscopic procedures (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) as well as surgery for gallstones and hernias.

I always try to take a compassionate approach and aim to explain things clearly so that a patient is fully informed about their condition and the treatment options. I believe this is very important in order to reduce a patient’s concerns and allow them to undergo the most appropriate treatment .

Personal Profile

I am married with a young daughter and am an avid sports fan.

Research Interests

Colorectal cancer