Chase Lodge Services

General Surgery

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and the thyroid gland. General surgeons also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, and hernias.

We have a number of General Surgeons who hold clinics at Chase Lodge. They will advise on any troubling symptoms which may need investigation and possibly an operation. All your bloods and many other investigations can be dealt with here. The Consultant will discuss with you where an operation will be performed if that proves to be the best treatment option.

Nurse Nicky Dennis has a great deal of experience in helping with dressings and stitches after a procedure.

Meet the team

Click on one of our team members pictures below to find out more about them...

Mr Gary Atkin

MB ChB, MD, FRCS Specialties: General surgery Colonoscopy Coloproctology Colorectal surgery Gastrointestinal surgery Hernia repair surgery Paediatric surgery Special clinical interests: Bowel cancer, laparoscopic surgery, hernia surgery, treatment of anal conditions. Research interests: Colorectal cancer Current NHS and /or university posts: Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust Year of first medical qualification: 1996 Read More

Mr Colin Elton

MS FRCS (Gen. Surg) Mr Colin Elton is a Consultant in General and Colorectal Surgery. He trained in North East Thames Hospitals with specialist training in the South East (including Guy’s). Mr Elton is able to perform laparoscopy for colorectal cancer and is clinical lead for endoscopy at Barnet. His main interests are improving the endoscopy service and Read More

Mr Daren Francis

MD, FRCS (Gen Surg) Consultant Laparoscopic Mr Francis qualified in 1993 from The Royal London Hospital and completed training at St Bartholomew’s and Whipps Cross Hospitals.  He then began training at The Whittington, Princess Alexandra Hospital, UCL, Chase Farm and Colchester Hospitals involving general, colorectal and laparscopic colorectal surgery.  He also carried out research at the Middlesex Hospital Read More

Mr Alexander Loh

MBBS MS FRCS Mr Loh has clinical interests in all aspects of vascular diseases, varicose veins, and hernias. For more information about Alex, visit his website.
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