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Vanash Patel

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

MB BS, MSc, PhD, DIC, FRCS (Gen Surg)

About

Philosophy, qualifications, professional and academic achievements, surgical training

Treatments

Colorectal and general surgical conditions, treatment modalities offered and procedures performed

Contact

Contact form, social media links, make a booking, NHS and private clinics

Putting Patients First

“Coming into hospital can be a daunting proposition especially if you are having a surgical procedure. I believe a patient-centred approach to healthcare is the best way to achieve the best outcomes and make you feel comfortable. We will work together to choose the right treatment options for you and your condition.”

 Vanash Patel

Recent Articles

I left with such a positive experience due to him

Dr Vanash Patel carried out my bowel surgery. He was extremely professional and caring. I felt I was in excellent care and strongly recommend him. Please do pass this feedback onto his management team. I left with such a positive experience due to him.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Outstanding service, Thank you!

I’ve just had surgery at Bushey Spire hospital done by Mr. Vanash Patel and I can say only one thing. Great doctor, very professional and caring. Outstanding service. Thank you!

A Patient at Spire Bushey Hospital

Vanash and his team were so amazing, professional and caring

So back in 2019 I went to Watford General with severe stomach pain. Having been through the scans and all I was fortunate to have Vanash as my surgeon for a right hemicolectomy. He explained everything so well both pre and post the operation. Did such an amazing job with the op and aftercare too.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Highly recommended

Had a day surgery at the Spire Bushey Hospital performed and under the care of Mr. V. Patel and very satisfied. Mr. Patel did managed my condition and exceeded my expectation from my first consultation, surgery, discharge, recovery and end result. I have undergone previous medical procedure and rate Mr. V. Patel as one of

A patient at Spire Bushey Hospital

Very caring

Very caring, professional, discussed treatment thoroughly and what he thought was best for me, I couldn’t have wished for better care

A patient at Watford General Hospital

I had great care and continued support from Mr Patel

I had the recent pleasure of being a patient under this Consultant/Surgeon. Even as a nurse, I was apprehensive of my surgery, however Mr Patel has a calm and warm approach and made me feel at ease. More than anything he came to check on me on the wards twice a day and ensured I

A patient at Watford General Hospital

I would have no hesitation in recommending Vanash Patel

From the minute I first Mr Patel on Christmas Eve 2019 I felt I was in very competent and confident hands. His manner was first class and very reassuring at this stressful time, he explained every stage of the diagnosis and procedure in very understandable terms. On the day of the operation, he took great

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Vanash inspires confidence and alleviates your worry

Vanash inspires confidence and alleviates your worry as you know you are in “good hands” which is most important for a patient. It’s as good as it gets. Very approachable and his caring is beyond expectations. I am on day 5 of my low anterior resection and I feel great and ready to go home

A patient at University College Hospital

Mr Vanash Patel – a brilliant doctor. Professional, kind and caring

Mr Vanesh Patel – a brilliant doctor. Professional, kind and caring. I cannot praise him highly enough. So grateful to be in his care. Thank you.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

I couldn’t have asked for a better surgeon

I was diagnosed with bowel cancer in Jan 2021. I met Mr Patel in Feb to discuss surgery. He immediately put me at ease and explained very thoroughly the process and the results and and the way forward. The operation was performed in early March. During the next 2 weeks or so I was in

A patient at Waford General Hospital

Mr Patel perfomed my cancer surgery at the height of the pandemic

Mr Patel carried out my bowel operation in Jan 2021 (at the height of the pandemic). The operation was completely successful and the care I received was excellent. The recovery has been easier than I expected so all round I am extremely happy with my experience.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

His calm and practical manner was very reassuring

I was very happy with the care and treatment I received whilst under the care of Mr Patel. He explained my procedure simply in a manner I felt I could ask for any explanation . After surgery he was attentive and again provided me with the opportunity to voice and concerns . His calm and

A patient at Spire Bushey Hospital

I suspect, Mr Patel is an excellent surgeon

Following a routine test, I was diagnosed with colon cancer, in January 2022, by 23rd February I had been operated on by Vanash in Watford, and by Saturday 26th Feb. I was home. From Jan to Feb all went very speedily and very efficiently. All staff, at every stage, including the Colonoscopy Team at Hemel;

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Mr Patel was exceptionally good as my consultant

Mr Patel was exceptionally good as my consultant. I liked the way he listened carefully to what I told him about my illness and was very perceptive in responding. He made a big effort to address my concerns about the urgency caused by pain from the hernia and throughout showed consideration and professionalism. I was

A patient at Spire Bushey Hospital

Mr Vanash Patel was and is a great doctor

Mr Vanash Patel was and is a great doctor, he was very understanding and took the time to explain everything that was needed, he also kept checking up on the obs and made sure I was getting the care I needed. I am very happy with the way I was treated by him and his

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Dr Vanash followed up with my investigations diligently

I was seen/spoken to via the pathway and in spite of the COVID problems, Dr Vanash followed up with my investigations diligently. So thankful.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

I really appreciate the care

I really appreciate the care that I am receiving at this difficult time. The staff at Watford and Bushey Spire have been wonderful.

A patient at Spire Bushey Hospital

Excellent Doctor

Excellent Doctor. Went into Hospital for appendix removal. I was back on my feet walking the same day. No pain afterwards and I can highly recommend Mr Vanash Patel.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

I feel very blessed to have Mr Patel as my Consultant

Mr Patel was very informative and professional throughout – he was extremely approachable and gave many opportunities to ask questions. He went above and beyond and I feel very blessed to have Mr Patel as my Consultant.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

His advice to me comforting his judgement was very sound

I consulted with Vanash whilst I was in hospital. Not only was his advice to me comforting his judgement was very sound. In my situation it was different from that which was being suggested by the hospital consultant seeing me and was in my opinion prefect as it saved me from an unnecessary operation.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

I cannot recommend Mr Patel highly enough

I cannot recommend Mr Patel highly enough. He was always clear, honest, encouraging and open. He was skilful in his operation and his follow up and analysis was superb. He made a very difficult experience seem much easier and I really appreciate that.

A patient at Spire Bushey Hospital

Mr Vanash Patel listens and genuinely cares for his patients

I’ve had haemorrhoids for long while, Mr Vanash Patel listens and genuinely cares for his patients, just thank you very much.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

He explained everything in plain English

I have complete trust in this doctor , he explained everything in plain English and answered all of my questions.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

This young surgeon was clear and concise

This young surgeon was clear and concise and gave me confidence in what he said about which procedure he was to perform. I would like also to extend my thanks to the two most pleasant young lady anaesthetists who administered their part of the operation! Pease accept my gratitude in performing your skills and helping

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Mr Patel is an amazing consultant

Mr Patel is an amazing consultant. He listens, he explains, he gives you choices and you feel cared for. My terrifying experience of being diagnosed with bowel cancer after routine screening was definitely made easier by his kindness and his ability to make me feel my treatment and recovery were in the safest possible hands.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Mr (Vanash) Patel is amazing

Mr (Vanesh) Patel is amazing. I have had some terrible news, but he and his team have been open, honest and compassionate in explaining to me the current situation, and the way forward. He has clarified each step, asking me how it was, how I felt, and been responsive to my needs. He has been

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Such a great understanding doctor

Such a great understanding doctor. Diagnosed my problem very quickly and was dealt with promptly with the greatest care. Checked up on me and reassured me that he would have me on the road to recovery. I can’t thank this man enough for saving my life

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Thank you Mr Patel

Mr Patel spoke to me on the telephone a few times about my Mother’s care whilst she was in hospital. On each occasion he was helpful, patient, honest and respectful; showing empathy towards my Mother, her situation and myself. I know my Mother said that he always took the time to talk to her about

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Mr Patel never made me feel that I was just an anonymous patient.

Saw Mr Patel for pre-op consultation. He was calm and reassuring, answering my questions openly and honestly. I was confident that my surgery would be in good hands. On the day of the surgery I saw him again before the procedure and my initial impression was reinforced. Post-surgery he visited again and he informed me

A Patient at Spire Bushey Hospital

I received great care and advice from Vanash Patel

I received great care and advice from Mr Patel. He went through all the procedures very well and I felt that I was in good safe hands. Also listened to me and reassured me on all my concerns. A great doctor.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

I now have a new lease of life

I was diagnosed with rectal cancer in January 2021. I saw Dr. Patel on 1st February to discuss findings of tests. There was a possibility that it had spread to my lungs so Dr. Patel arranged a PET scan which showed that the cancer was confined to bowels and nothing in lungs. He then decided

A patient at Watford General Hospital

I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Vanash Patel as a surgeon

Mr Patel performed bowel surgery for cancer just as Watford hospital was hosting Covid19 patients ( in a separate part of the hospital). Mr Patel was so reassuring and calm and explained everything clearly. I had no worries about the surgery- I was much more concerned about the virus. The operation went ahead as planned

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Highly recommend!

Performed 3 operations on me throughout the two years. Very professional, caring and considerate. Always seen on time too. Highly recommend!

A patient at Spire Bushey Hospital

Absolutely brilliant service and work

Mr Patel set everything out in a very clear way that I could understand and I was kept informed all the time of the progress absolutely brilliant service and work. Thank you very much

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Mr Patel explained all aspects of my treatment

Mr Patel explained all aspects of my treatment very clearly and what would be involved with the procedure. I felt reassured and fully aware of what the next steps would be at what was an anxious time for me.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Great explanations and honest

Great explanations and honest with the possible outcomes.

A carer at Watford General Hospital

Thank you so much

I’ve seen Mr Patel for two associated conditions within three months. The conditions were both dealt with without fuss or delay. I am delighted with the results as I am now pain free after 20 years of trying to manage the condition myself.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Very open, explained well

Very open, explained well.

He looked after me and his team very well, I’m so grateful

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Vanash Patel performed my cancer surgery

Mr Patel was one of the surgeons who operated on me to remove part of my bowel that was cancerous. After the operation, he spent time explaining what had been done and answered questions about my care going forward and queries I had about how quickly I could resume my “normal” life activities in the

A patient at Watford General Hospital

I highly recommend Mr Patel

I had not met Mr Patel prior to my surgery as my original surgeon was on annual leave at the time of my surgery. However, Mr Patel was very approachable and reassuring. Following surgery, Mr Patel was supportive and caring and I appreciate the high standard of care that I received throughout my stay, from

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Vanash performed my mums cancer surgery during Covid-19 lockdown

My mother was a patient at Watford General for over three weeks, and was in the Intensive Care Unit following her operation. She is now recovering at home and I am submitting this review on her behalf. These are her words: ‘Mr Patel, with his calm and kind professional authority, always seemed to impart to

A carer at Watford General Hospital

I recently had Colorectal surgery at the Spire Hospital Bushey

I recently had Colorectal surgery at the Spire Hospital Bushey carried out by Vanash Patel. The entire procedure from the initial consultation with Mr Patel to discharge from hospital went extremely well. I at no time experienced anything other than confidence that the operation would be successful and carried out with great skill and testament

A patient at Spire Bushey Hospital

Vanash Patel from the beginning explained everything

Mr Patel from the beginning explained everything to me in a particularly clear, helpful and patient way. I felt fully informed of the situation and my options. I particularly appreciate the trouble he took to secure my early treatment. After my operation he has continued to be attentive and supportive. I cannot think of any

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Very attentive and efficient

Very attentive and efficient. Great service in arranging appointments and operation quickly with very little waiting time.

A patient at St Albans City Hospital

Mr Patel answered my questions clearly and gave me confidence

Mr Patel answered my questions clearly and gave me confidence about the procedure and the post Op care.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Mr Patel’s rigorous approach has inspired confidence

Mr Vanash Patel’s kind, thoughtful and understanding manner has been immensely reassuring to both me and my wife throughout a difficult time following my cancer diagnosis. Furthermore, Mr Patel’s rigorous approach has inspired confidence and helped me embrace the possibility of a positive and successful outcome. At every stage he has provide clear explanations regarding

A Patient at Waford General Hospital

Whilst in hospital he came to see me nearly every day

This year I was diagnosed with a serious colon issue. I then met doctor Vanash Patel who discussed my condition and told me what he will do to sort my problem out.He was very detailed on what I would have to be done but was always very optimistic and confident that he would be undertaking

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Great surgeon great manner and fantastic stitching

A patient at Spire Bushey Hospital

Very positive experience

Very positive experience. Mr Patel fully explained the procedure risks and benefits in a calm and thorough way. His communication has been clear with opportunities to ask questions and seek clarification as needed.

A patient at Spire Bushey Hospital

Extremely pleasant, kind and caring doctor

Extremely pleasant, kind and caring dr. Happy with my surgery and grateful to be on the road to recovery

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Mr Vanash Patel was excellent throughout my time under his care

Mr Vanash Patel was excellent throughout my time under his care from initial diagnosis, surgery and throughout my post-operation recovery. He provided relevant information and answered any questions I had in a clear and concise way. During the week following my surgery, he was attentive and reassuring including over a weekend when I developed some

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Vanash Patel’s keyhole surgery, removed my intestinal tumour

My keyhole surgery to remove a tumour on the intestine was amazing. I was expecting a lot more pain and discomfort. 10 days after the op I stopped needing any painkillers, was eating well, sleeping well and walking the dog every day. Mr Patel was very helpful in explaining things before and after the op.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

This was the best treatment I have ever had within the NHS

This was the best treatment I have ever had within the NHS. Mr Patel made me feel comfortable and safe in his care . I could not ask for more . Everything was well managed and now back home after having had a cancerous bowel tumor removed I feel confident of a speedy recovery. A

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Very professional

Very professional, very caring, explained the procedure fully, gave the choice local or general anaesthetic. Great aftercare following the procedure.

A patient at Spire Bushey Hospital

Brilliant doctor

Brilliant doctor, really supportive, happy to help and listen to your issues, he is very friendly and polite! In general he is brilliant.

A patient at Spire Bushey Hospital

Amazing after-care was given from Mr Patel

Mr Patel has been an brilliant doctor, he reassured me at all times as I was a very anxious and nervous patient regarding my forthcoming surgery. Mr Patel outlined the procedure, listened to any questions I had and he was able to explain these very calmly to me. Amazing after-care was given from Mr Patel

A patient at Spire Bushey Hospital

Very attentive and listens

Very attentive and listens.

A patient at University College Hospital

Him and his team have helped save my life

Dr Patel has been a a great help at getting me out of the toughest point in my life. His calm and pragmatic approach helped me get the best treatment that I needed, when I needed it. Him and his team have helped save my life. From pre-care to post-care Dr Patel and his team

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Anyone under his care is in the best hands

I attended Emergency Surgical Unit in Sept 2021. Mr Patel was very calm and attentive to my presenting symptoms. I felt very well looked after, and the initial and additional tests were done efficiently and calmly. I was kept updated about tests results as soon as they were ready. The relevant specialists required to treat

A patient at Watford General Hospital

A truly fantastic professional Doctor

A truly fantastic professional Doctor. Provides excellent care and made me feel safe and very well informed every step of the way. I highly, highly recommend him. We are all aware being unwell can be a worrying ordeal for yourself and family members and i feel fortunate to have been under his care as I

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Dr Patel performed the operation that saved my life

I was involved in a road traffic accident and required surgery on my stomach Dr Vanash Patel was the surgeon who performed a laparotomy on me and did a great job. I’m very grateful to Dr Patel performed as the operation saved my life and Dr Patel came to visit me each day after the

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Well done Mr. P. and thank you

What can I say about Vanash Patel and his team that hadn’t already been said. He cares! I was extremely worried when I was given my diagnosis but when my wife and I met him, it didn’t take long to get the reassurance that we both needed. He and the team have a knack of

A patient at Watford General Hospital

I found Mr Patel very easy to talk to , very professional

I have had two operations , one in December the other three weeks ago, performed by Mr Patel and his team. From the first consultation I found Mr Patel very easy to talk to , very professional and showing lots of empathy and consideration. He understood the discomfort I was experiencing and fitted my recent

A patient at Watford General Hospital

I highly recommend Vanash Patel and trust him 100%. You can too!

I Have a great deal of faith and respect for Mr V Patel. He had and still is taking great care of me. I really can’t thank him enough for everything he has done for me and for my future care. I highly recommend Mr Patel and trust him 100%. You can too!

A patient at Watford General Hospital

I had excellent care from Vanash Patel

I had excellent care from Dr Patel he saw me promptly after I was referred by my GP and got me seen quickly for several scans and procedures and gave me an early hospital date for an operation. The first date had to be postponed partially due to Covid-19 and me having a cold and

A patient at Spire Bushey Hospital

He certainly went the extra mile during my stay.

During the summer of 2020 I was admitted to Watford General Hospital for an emergency operation. I was under the excellent care of Mr. Vanish Patel and his team. I am extremely grateful for Mr. Patel’s dedication and care during this difficult time. It was major surgery and his support was greatly appreciated and he

A patient at Watford General Hospital

The whole process was excellent from start to finish

The whole process was excellent from start to finish. The Doctors and Nurses did an amazing job and really helped me all the way through.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Dr Patel’s manner was at all times considerate

Dr Patel met us today to give us the results of lab analysis of samples taken during the colonic cancer surgery that he carried out two weeks ago on my wife. He was careful to explain everything that had happened and what they found in the analysis. A total of 52 lymph nodes were examined

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Couldn’t have asked for a better result

Immediate follow-up to my next of kin on the day of the operation was very reassuring. I felt that I was listened to and I understood the plan of care and what was to happen and then this plan was followed. I have been advised that the operation was a success with my next check-up

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Vanash was friendly and caring

Vanash was friendly and caring. One of the few doctors to take the time to explain everything in a simple way and to answer all of my questions. Before my surgery he explained in detail all of the possible outcomes, good and bad and still managed to put my mind at rest about the surgery.

A patient at University College Hospital

He was so kind understanding and patient at all times

I met Mr. Patel as an emergency referral patient through my GP and can honestly say he saved my life if it wasn’t for him and his team being so efficient knowledgeable and acting so quickly at the time things would not have turned out as they did for me. He was so kind understanding

A patient at Watford General Hospital

My surgery was performed brilliantly by Vanash Patel

My surgery was performed brilliantly by Dr Patel, and I was very satisfied and grateful for his excellent treatment and dedication. Thank You

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Vanash Patel truly is a wonderful doctor/surgeon

My husband has just come out of hospital (Spires Bushy) after having a hernia & stomach reconstruction… we’ve had quite a horrendous experience with another hospital nearly loosing my husband, many operations, coma etc… when this op came up we were both very scared, but Mr Vanash Patel explained in detail & answered all our

A carer at Spire Bushey Hospital

He is professional, kind, genuinely caring

In May this year I was diagnosed with rectal cancer. Hearing those words was the scariest I have ever felt in my life. I was very fortunate to have Mr Vanash Patel as one of my surgeons at Watford General Hospital. He is professional, kind, genuinely caring and interested in your wellbeing. He ensured I

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Dr Patel was brilliant

My son was admitted on Monday morning with suspected appendicitis. It became very clear within a couple of hours that he would need surgery. Dr Vanash Patel came to talk us through the procedure. As a parent, you are naturally worried when it’s your child and for my son, it was scary knowing he had

A carer at Watford General Hospital

Vanash kept me informed

Vanash kept me informed of all my treatment etc and made me confident of a successful conclusion to my surgery.

A patient at Spire Bushey Hospital

Dr Patel has been amazing!

From my consultation to my opp, Dr Patel has been amazing! Explaining everything to me along the way and getting me seen so quickly.

A patient at Spire Bushey Hospital

Vanash arrived after the operation to check on my wellbeing

Vanash arrived at my bed after the operation, every day whilst I was inpatient to check my well being, helped me with all my post-operation inquiries. He gave me very helpful instructions to recover at home. Thank you

A patient at University College Hospital

Vanash Patel has been amazing throughout

Mr. Patel has been amazing throughout. He has an air of calmness which is completely reassuring and fills you with confidence that he has your situation in hand at every step.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Vanash Patel took the time to explain everything

Before and after my operation Mr Patel took the time to explain everything, listen to my questions and give concise answers. He was always relaxed and confident which inspired the same in me. The care I received was excellent.

A patient at Watford General Hospital

I couldn’t ask for a better doctor

Mr Patel my consultant, I couldn’t ask for a better doctor for 2 operations subtotal Colectomy and year later Proctectomy, he is an outstanding surgeon with the minimal pain throughout my operations, he explains , he has empathy, understanding and explains my procedures in details and plain language for me to understand. I couldn’t ask

A patient at Watford General Hospital

Vanash Patel’s whole demeanour is very positive

I was under the care of Mr V Patel, as I have had a lot of major operations in the past, all at WGH, I was a little worried, although I had met him in the Outpatients dept once. I was admitted to WGH as an emergency and put under the care of Mr Vanash

A patient at Watford General Hospital

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Vanash Patel Consultant in Colorectal and General Surgery

London, Hertfordshire and Surrey