About Neil Kukreja

Mr Neil Kukreja General and Colorectal Surgeon

Neil Kukreja

 

MBBS, MSc FRCS

Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon

Practice Manager

Rosalind Lowe

01474 526652

enquiries@neilkukreja.co.uk

Neil Kukreja is a consultant colorectal & general surgeon. He specialises in minimally invasive, robotic, colorectal treatments for all bowel problems including bowel cancer and endometriosis.

Neil works as a Consultant Surgeon in the NHS and private hospitals, and also trains other consultants on the Da Vinci robot. He is one of a small number of specialists trainers across Europe training other colorectal surgeons in robotic surgery.

Neil is a hard-working and productive surgeon. As well running a busy practice, he is dedicated to training and trains other consultant surgeons on the Da Vinci robot. His patients benefit from robotic surgery as they experience less pain and faster recovery. As a result of his dedication to continuous professional development, Neil Kukreja’s patients reap the benefits of these superior treatments with less post-op pain, lower risk of complications and overall much faster recovery.

In 2015 Neil was appointed Clinical Director of the Emergency Surgery Programme at Medway NHS Foundation Trust, with responsibility for General (including Breast, Colorectal and Endocrine), Vascular and Orthopaedic surgery.

Neil is currently medical director at KIMS hospital, the largest private hospital in Kent. Prior to this, he was Director of Surgery at an NHS Hospital, which built on his work as Clinical Director for the Emergency Surgery Programme and Patient Safety Lead.

Patients describe Neil as warm, friendly and easy to talk to. He is well aware of the uncomfortable and embarrassing nature of the conditions he treats, and cares very much about putting his patients at ease, and making them feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible throughout their patient experience.

Qualifications and training

Neil qualified as a doctor from King’s College London in 1998, gained his surgical fellowship in 2012 and was appointed a Consultant Surgeon in 2014.

Special interests

As a consultant colorectal surgeon, Neil has a particular interest and expertise in treating bowel cancer and screening for bowel cancer. His practice is focused on minimally invasive techniques as well as advanced treatments utilising robotic technology. Neil uses these techniques to work as a team with gynaecologists and urologists to successfully treat endometriosis.

In addition to robotic surgery he has extensive experience of diseases of the anus, including ultrasound-guided treatment of haemorrhoids (THD), management of complex fistula disease including the use of fistula plugs and pilonidal sinus surgery.

Neil manages the surgical diagnosis and surgical problems associated with inflammatory bowel disease and works closely with the gastroenterologists to provide a joined up approach. He is a JAG accredited endoscopist and is able to perform both upper and lower GI endoscopy (OGD and colonoscopy). His general surgical practice includes the management of hernias and gallstones (laparoscopic cholecystectomy).

Awards and nominations

2017 – Short-listed for the Health Service Journal’s ‘Clinical Leader of the Year’ award.

2017 – Chief Executives Scholarship to study in America. Neil used the scholarship to participate in the ground-breaking ‘Promoting Professionalism’ course, which trains hospital leaders in the management of consultants. Neil has subsequently introduced this learning to Medway Maritime Hospital. The system ties together professional standards and patient safety.

2016 – Medway Maritime Hospital Trust’s award for ‘Best Patient Care’.

Neil is a hard-working and productive surgeon. As well running a busy practice, he is dedicated to training and trains other consultant surgeons on the Da Vinci robot. His patients benefit from robotic surgery as they experience less pain and faster recovery. As a result of his dedication to continuous professional development, Neil Kukreja’s patients reap the benefits of these superior treatments with less post-op pain, lower risk of complications and overall much faster recovery.

In 2015 Neil was appointed Clinical Director of the Emergency Surgery Programme at Medway NHS Foundation Trust, with responsibility for General (including Breast, Colorectal and Endocrine), Vascular and Orthopaedic surgery.

Neil is currently medical director at KIMS hospital, the largest private hospital in Kent. Prior to this, he was Director of Surgery at an NHS Hospital, which built on his work as Clinical Director for the Emergency Surgery Programme and Patient Safety Lead.

Patients describe Neil as warm, friendly and easy to talk to. He is well aware of the uncomfortable and embarrassing nature of the conditions he treats, and cares very much about putting his patients at ease, and making them feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible throughout their patient experience.

Qualifications and training

Neil Kukreja qualified as a doctor from King’s College London in 1998, gained his surgical fellowship in 2012 and was appointed a Consultant Surgeon in 2014.

Special interests

As a consultant colorectal surgeon, Neil has a particular interest and expertise in treating bowel cancer and screening for bowel cancer. His practice is focused on minimally invasive techniques as well as advanced treatments utilising robotic technology. Neil uses these techniques to work as a team with gynaecologists and urologists to successfully treat endometriosis.

In addition to robotic surgery he has extensive experience of diseases of the anus, including ultrasound-guided treatment of haemorrhoids (THD), management of complex fistula disease including the use of fistula plugs and pilonidal sinus surgery.

Neil manages the surgical diagnosis and surgical problems associated with inflammatory bowel disease and works closely with the gastroenterologists to provide a joined up approach. He is a JAG accredited endoscopist and is able to perform both upper and lower GI endoscopy (OGD and colonoscopy). His general surgical practice includes the management of hernias and gallstones (laparoscopic cholecystectomy).

Awards and nominations

2017 – Short-listed for the Health Service Journal’s ‘Clinical Leader of the Year’ award.

2017 – Chief Executives Scholarship to study in America. Neil used the scholarship to participate in the ground-breaking ‘Promoting Professionalism’ course, which trains hospital leaders in the management of consultants. Neil has subsequently introduced this learning to Medway Maritime Hospital. The system ties together professional standards and patient safety.

2016 – Medway Maritime Hospital Trust’s award for ‘Best Patient Care’.

Many many thanks for all you are doing to help me. You are so very kind and I am so grateful to you. Thank you for talking to me in your clinics, I know I am in very good hands with you and your team.

– Patient, Anonymous

I would like to thank you and your team for the care and consideration I received before, during and after my operation for bowel cancer. I am grateful that all the procedures were explained to me and the aftercare I had on both wards was excellent and could not be faulted.

– Patient, Anonymous

Quick and easy access to colorectal care in London and Kent

Neil Kukreja offers appointments at the following hospitals

BMI The Sloane Hospital, Beckenham

Sevenoaks Medical Centre

KIMS Hospital, Maidstone

Spire Alexandra Hospital, Chatham

To book an appointment or make an enquiry, you can get in touch with Neil’s medical secretary who will provide you with all the information you need about appointment times and how you can fund your care, whether you’re using your insurance or paying for yourself.