Mr Robert Clarke

MB BS, Bsc (Hons), FRCS

  • Specialities General Surgery, Colorectal
  • Telephone 01743 282578
  • Year of first qualification 1998
  • Email
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 4534743
  • Fax 01743 247575


Mr Robert Clarke works as a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at the Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital and at the Royal Shrewsbury and Telford NHS trust. He has a specialist interest in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery.

Mr Clarke graduated  from St Mary’s Hospital Medical School (Imperial College,London), and has worked as a junior doctor in London, the South Coast of England and Perth, Western Australia. His higher surgical training and colorectal subspecialisation was in the Wessex region where his advanced laparoscopic skills were further developed working for a year at the National Laparoscopic Training unit in Portsmouth. He was competitively awarded and completed a 7 month fellowship in laparoscopic colorectal surgery at The Bradford Royal Infirmary Teaching Hospital - also a National Training Unit for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery. He has published and delivered presentations nationally has been an instructor on national courses teaching other consultants advanced techniques in laparoscopic bowel surgery. Mr Clarke is an accredited Trainer for the National Training Programme in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.


  • Weekly Friday 09:00 - 12:00


Current posts

  • Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust
  • National Trainer in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery (LAPCO)


Other interests

Mr Clarke specialises in general and colorectal surgery and has a specific interest in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical techniques as well as enhanced recovery after surgery. He provides a comprehensive general surgical service including laparoscopic incisional and groin hernia surgery. He also delivers specialist care in colon and rectal cancer surgery, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, rectal prolapse and all aspects of minor proctology including pilonidal sinus, haemorrhoids and anal fissure and fistula disease.

Member of

  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland


Mr Robert Clarke works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

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

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

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