Mr Rod Alexander
Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon
Colorectal Surgery, Including Proctology and pelvic floor disorders. Laparoscopic, hernia and gallbladder surgery.
Mr Alexander trained at the University of Southampton Medical School graduating with distinction and Honours in 2001. He completed his specialist General and Colorectal surgical training in Wessex and the South West Thames Deaneries. This included rectal cancer surgical training (TME) at Basingstoke Hospital and Laparoscopic Colorectal training at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. Prior to starting at the Great Western Hospital, he was awarded a Nationally-appointed industry sponsored Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey. Here, he gained further experience and expertise in all aspects of Laparoscopic Colorectal work, Robotic surgery for rectal cancer and trans-anal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS/TEO). He is now clinical lead for the TEO service he started at GWH. He was awarded an MSc in Leadership and Management and has published widely in his field of surgical interest. Clinical interests: Key hole surgery (The Laparoscopic Approach), Gallbladder surgery, Hernia surgery (including laparoscopic hernia repairs), Colorectal cancer, Inflammatory bowel disease, all aspects of proctology: fissures, haemorrhoid surgery including Haemorrhoid artery ligation (THD), Fistulae, faecal incontinence and prolapse. Professional Membership: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPBGI) Member of the Pelvic Floor Society, UK. Qualifications: BM(Hons) MSc FCRS (Gen Surg)
Research and Publications: Mr Alexander has published numerous articles in a variety of medical journals.
Personal Interests: In his free time, Mr Alexander enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children. Beyond this he enjoys golf, sailing and windsurfing.