Mr Sebastian Smolarek



GMC number: 7504354

Practising since: 2005


Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery

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Mr Sebastian Smolarek qualified at Wroclaw Medical University in Poland in 2005 with an MD. He gained extensive experience internationally throughout his surgical training career. he started his surgical training in the Department of General and Oncological Surgery in Wroclaw.

In 2013 he completed his General Surgical training and began working in Ireland where he went on to complete a Fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery. In 2015, he was awarded 'The European Society Fellowship' in Rome and followed this with an 'Advanced Pelvic Oncology Fellowship' in Wales. In 2015, Mr Smolarek gained his Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeon's Ireland qualification.

Since March 2016 he has been appointed as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at University Hospital Plymouth. Throughout his consultant career, he has been passionately involved in teaching, research and quality improvement projects. he was the first surgeon to perform Robotic Colorectal Resections in the South West of England. He also developed the 'Colon Capsule Endoscopy' service in Plymouth.

Mr Smolarek deals with all aspects of colorectal disease. His particular areas of expertise are colorectal cancer, advanced pelvic oncology, robotic and minimally invasive surgery, proctology and surgery for inflammatory bowel disease. he also has a great interest in hernia surgery, both open and laparoscopic.

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Special interests

  • Hernia Surgery
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Proctology
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Perianal Fistula
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Colon Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer

Other interests

  • Robotic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Sebastian Smolarek at Nuffield Health

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Hernia repair
  • Excision of skin lesion

Locations Mr Sebastian Smolarek works with

Related experience



  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)
  • The European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland (ACPGBI)
  • Polish Surgeon Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant & General Surgeon, University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust
  • Colorectal Cancer MDT Lead
  • Colorectal Robotic Lead
  • Colon Capsule Endoscopy Lead

Insurers Mr Sebastian Smolarek works with

Mr Sebastian Smolarek works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Allianz
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa Global
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Childsure
  • Cigna
  • Cigna International
  • CS Healthcare
  • ESMI
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Healix
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Healthcare RM
  • HealthFund
  • Health-on-Line
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • Police Mutual
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Standard Life
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA


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

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

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