Mr Piero Nastro


MD, FRCS (Eng), MRCS (Eng)

GMC number: 6037215

Practising since: 1999


General Surgery, Colorectal Surgery

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Mr Piero Nastro is a well-regarded, general and colorectal surgeon who specialises in performing advanced laparoscopic surgery, endoscopies, colorectal surgery, proctology and complex abdominal wall surgery, and possesses a high level of expertise in conditions such as colorectal cancer, haemorrhoids, fistula, and abdominal wall hernias, amongst many others.

He qualified in Medicine in 1999 and in 2003, he completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the University of Hull. In 2014, he completed his higher surgical training in London undertaking a post-training Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery at the esteemed St Mark’s Hospital in London.

In 2015, Mr Nastro was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary Hospital where he is Surgical College Tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons and Undergraduate Surgical Lead for the Kings College University and the Kent and Medway Medical School.

Currently, he is a member of the directive council of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland and of the Italian Medical Society of Great Britain.

Special interests

He offers most of the colorectal procedures (laparoscopic and open) including the proctology and the upper and lower GI endoscopies (diagnostic and therapeutic OGD and colonoscopy but no the screening colonoscopy). 

A number of general surgical procedures (laparoscopic and open) such as excision of lumps and bumps, simple and complex hernia surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction. innovative minimally invasive proctology techniques such as the Rafaelo procedure for haemorrhoids under LA, the radiofrequency ablation of the fistula in ano (Fistura), the laser haemorrhoidal treatment (LHP), the laser ablation of the haemorrhoids and pilonidal disease (Filac) and the VAFT procedure.

Languages spoken

English, Italian

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Piero Nastro at Nuffield Health

  • Polypectomy
  • Soft tissue lump service
  • Appendicectomy
  • Stoma surgery
  • Transanal haemorrhoid dearterialisation (THD)
  • Abdominoperineal resection
  • Hernia repair
  • Rectopexy
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Rectal prolapse repair
  • Ileostomy
  • The Rafaelo® Procedure
  • Stapled haemorrhoidopexy
  • Abdominal adhesion surgery
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Anterior resection

Locations Mr Piero Nastro works with

Related experience


• P.Nastro. “The Radioimmunoguided surgery”. Up-Date in Chirurgia Generale e Specialità; Editor: Il Piccolo Torchio: 120-126
• P.Nastro. “Sentinel Lymph-node in colorectal cancer”. 2000 ed oltre: Attualità in Chirurgia; Giuseppe de Nicola Editore: 225-229
• P.Nastro: Prevention of adhesion: is it possible? “Il chirurgo d’urgenza oggi tra chirurgia generale & chirurgia specialistica. Editor: A.Martino

• P.Nastro: The roule of IOUS for the staging of colorectal cancer. “2000 ed oltre: attualita’ in chirurgia”. Editor: A.Renda.

He has also published two graduation thesis:

P.Nastro: The prognostic role of four new genetic factors in colorectal cancer.

Graduation Thesis of the MD (Prof A. Renda).

University of Naples “Federico II” Italy 1999

P.Nastro: Stapled haemorrhoidopexy versus conventional haemorrhoidectomy: Systematic review with long term results.

Graduation Thesis of the Post graduate training in General Surgery (Prof G. Persico). University of Naples “Federico II” Italy 2005


  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Association of Coloproctology of GB&Ireland
  • Fellow in Colorectal Surgery - St Mark’s Hospital, London UK
  • Certificate of Completion of Surgical Training (CCST) in General Surgery (Colorectal Surgery) – London Deanery UK
  • Travelling Fellowship, Osaka Medical School, Osaka, Japan
  • JAG certification for colonoscopy (level 1 and 2), flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Diploma of Specialisation in General Surgery University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy
  • Honorary Fellow in Colorectal Surgery University of Hull UK
  • State Examination University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy
  • Medical Degree by graduation thesis (Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia) University of Naples, Italy
  • Diploma “Liceo Scientifico” (A-Level equivalent) Scientific Liceum “G. Salvemini” Sorrento Italy

Insurers Mr Piero Nastro works with

Mr Piero Nastro works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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