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Mr Rod Alexander

Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon

BM (Hons), MSc, FRCS (Gen Surg)

Practices at: The Ridgeway Hospital

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Personal Profile

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 was awarded an MSc in Leadership and Management and has published widely in his field of surgical interest.

Clinical Interests

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 Memberships

Professional Membership



  • Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPBGI)

  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)

  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI)

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