Hospital: One Hatfield Hospital
Tel: 01707 443 333
Contact the Hospital About Mr Gary Atkin
Mr Gary Atkin
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
Hernia repair surgery
Bowel cancer, treatment of anal conditions.
Consultant General Surgeon
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 .
I am married with a young daughter and am an avid sports fan.