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Hospital: One Hatfield Hospital

Tel: 01707 443 459

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Mr Ian Mitchell

Consultant General and Gastrointestinal Surgeon

Year Qualified


Clinical Interests

General Surgery
Upper and Lower GI surgery
Lumps and bumps
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
Hernia repairs
Upper and lower endoscopic procedures
Haemorrhoidal procedures

Specialising In

General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Professional Profile

Mr Ian Mitchell qualified MBBS from the Royal London Hospital in 1980, gained his FRCS (Eng) in 1986 and a MS on the possible pathogenesis of Crohn’s disease (an inflammatory bowel condition) in 1992. For this work he was a Hunterian Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons in 1992. He was appointed as a consultant in General and Gastrointestinal Surgery at Barnet General Hospital in 1994.
Subsequently Mr Mitchell developed a number of services within the trust and in particular the management of colorectal & gastric cancer, using advanced endoscopic (including stenting), open and laparoscopic techniques. He has also been involved in basic and clinical research in these areas. Between 2005 and 2009 he was an upper gastrointestinal surgeon to University College hospital. Mr Mitchell has also worked closely with his orthopaedic colleagues at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital for a number of years as abdominal surgeon to the specialised Sarcoma service.
Mr Mitchell has also developed an interest in the management of common perianal pathologies including haemorrhoids (piles) fissure & fistula disease and undertakes a number of conservative and operative treatment modalities including Infra red coagulation, banding, stapled haemorroidectomy and HALO.
Mr Mitchell has wide experience in the open and laparoscopic management of gallstone disease and its presentation as cholecystitis or biliary colic developing an acute service for these conditions during the course of his surgical training.
In the course of his consultant career Mr Mitchell has has maintained an interest in teaching and training and held the post of Professor of Surgery in 2006 at The All Asia Institute of Medicine Science & Technology in 2006.
Mr Mitchell has held a number of senior management roles within the Barnet & Chase Farm NHS Trust, including the Clinical Management Group Chair for Surgery 2004 -2007 &Clinical Director for Surgery 2007-2010 prior to being appointed as Medical Director from 2010-2014. Following the acquisition of the Barnet & Chase Farm Hospital trust by the Royal Free hospital in 2014 he was Deputy Medical Director of the combined organisation from 2014-2016. During this period of management Mr Mitchell was closely involved in developing systems of clinical governance and infection control processes for the two organisations.

Personal Profile

Mr Ian Mitchell is married with two children. His outside interests include history, mechanical engineering and Labrador dogs!

Research Interests

Hernia repair, endoscopy y, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and a broad range of common gastrointestinal and colorectal conditions.