Miss Heena Patel



GMC number: 4719214

Practising since: 2000


General Surgery

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Heena Patel is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at The Royal Sussex County Hospital, BSUH. She studied medicine at St. George’s, University of London and undertook her surgical training in London and the North East Thames region.

Her specialist training was at St. Mark’s Hospital, London with further fellowships at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth (robotic surgery) and the national Ethicon Endo-Surgery Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship at Frimley Park Hospital.

Publications include from her thesis on anal cancer in immunosuppressed patients and meta-analysis on surgical outcomes of Crohn’s disease resections. She received the national Moynihan medal for original research at The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain Ireland in 2008.

Her main interests include surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer surgery, colonoscopy, management of haemorrhoids and general surgical conditions including hernia and gallstone disease.

Miss Patel specialises in the following treatments at Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital:

Special interests

  • Inflammatory bowel disease surgery
  • Colorectal cancer surgery
  • Endoscopy, haemorrhoid surgery
  • Hernia and gallstone surgery

Personal interests

Sailing, skiing, tennis.

Treatments and tests offered by Miss Heena Patel at Nuffield Health

  • Polypectomy
  • Appendicectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy)
  • Local anaesthetic
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Stoma surgery
  • Ileal pouch anal anastomosis
  • Transanal haemorrhoid dearterialisation (THD)
  • Restorative proctocolectomy
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Abdominoperineal resection
  • Hernia repair
  • Skin surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Rectal examination under anaesthetic (or rectal EUA)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Anterior resection
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)

Locations Miss Heena Patel works with

Related experience


Heena Patel undertook a two year period of fulltime research leading to the award of an MD at the internationally recognised St. Mark’s Hospital.
Her thesis has been published extensively and presented at national and international meetings.

She received the Moynihan medal in 2008 for original research at the Association of Great Britain and Ireland. 

Other posts held

  • Royal Sussex County Hospital
  • BSUH Consultant general and colorectal surgeon

Insurers Miss Heena Patel works with

Miss Heena Patel works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Westfield Health WPA


Miss Heena Patel does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Miss Heena Patel does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Miss Heena Patel does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.