Mr Daniel Lawes

BSc (Hons), MB BS, FRCS (Eng), MD


Mr Lawes qualified from University College of London and trained in General Surgery in London.He spent time at specialist surgery units at Colchester Hospital and specialist colorectal units at University College and Middlesex Hospitals, St Mark's Hospital, St Bartholomew's and The Royal London Hospitals. He spent two years as a Lecturer in Surgery at University College London and was awarded a higher degree for his work looking at the genetic causes of colorectal cancer.

After completing his specialist training Mr Lawes spent a further year working at The Mayo Clinic, Arizona, USA, where he increased his experience in laparoscopic and colorectal surgery, being appointed Assistant Professor at Mayo Medical School.

Since his appointment Mr Lawes has been instrumental in setting up laparoscopic collerectal surgery at the Kent and Sussex Hospital and starting the enhanced recovery programme. He has developed the pelvic floor service for patients having difficulties controlling their bowels and runs the newly formed colorectal cancer family history clinic.

Mr Lawes is the Chairman of the local colorectal cancer multidisciplinary team and lead clinician for colorectal services within the trust. In addition he is the Deputy Chairman of the Kent and Medway Colectral Cancer Group.

Mr Daniel Lawes specialises in the following treatments at Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital:


  • Monday 17:30 - 20:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 20:00


Current posts

  • Consultant General Surgeon
  • Colorectal Surgeon Tunbridge Wells Hospital
  • Honorary Consultant Surgeon at The Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead


Other interests

Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for colorectal disease, gallstones and hernias, management of pelvic floor disorders such as rectal prolapse, faecal incontinence and constipation, day case surgery for anal conditions such as haemorrhoids, fissure and fistuals.

Personal interests

Mr Lawes is a keen golfer and spends as much time as possible with his family.

Member of

  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeon of Great Britain and Ireland
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons


Mr Lawes has written 4 chapters in international textbooks, 21 research papers and over 40 presentations at national and international meetings on topics ranging from gallstones to colorectal cancer genetics. He continues to be actively involved in research and is the lead investigator for a number of national trials within his Trust.


Mr Daniel Lawes does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Daniel Lawes does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Daniel Lawes does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.