Mr Massimo Varcada

General Surgeon

General Surgeon

London, NW8 9NH

21 years of experience

Verified profile

Video
Consultation

General Surgeon

London, NW8 9NH

21 years of experience

Verified profile

Video
Consultation

Patient Trust Score

5.00

3 patient reviews

1 professional endorsement

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

8 of 34 total recommendations are for:

Colonoscopy

(3)

Haemorrhoids

(3)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

(2)

Other

(26)

Recent patient review

29 Nov 2022

Mr. Varcada is a magnificent professional with a great human touch. He gives great confidence...

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About

Mr Massimo Varcada is a general surgeon based at the Royal Free London Private Patients Unit and St John & St Elizabeth Hospital. He has expertise in upper and lower GI endoscopy (EMR-ESD), pelvic floor surgery, and endoscopic trans-rectal ultrasound.

He was appointed a consultant surgeon in 2010 with primary interests in emergency and colon-rectal surgery. In 2019 he also became an Honorary Associate Professor in General and Colorectal Surgery at UCL Medical School, where he actively supervises clinical research as part of his responsibilities. He is also the primary investigator for clinical trials at UCL Medical School and a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) reviewer, with two approved reviews in 2018–19.

Mr Varcada completed his higher surgical training in general and colorectal surgery at the Royal Free Hospital before passing the FRCS exam and the European Board Qualification Examination in Coloproctology (FEBSQ). He also undertook a fellowship (2010) at PYNE Hospital, Hong Kong, under the supervision of Prof. Li, where he enhanced his skills in robotic surgery and endo-laparoscopic procedures. Additionally, during a fellowship in Japan (NCC Tokyo), he developed my skills in advanced endoscopy, acquiring competence in endoscopic stenting of obstructed colonic tumours, upper-lower GI endoscopic submucosal resection (EMR) and dissection (ESD), and chromo-endoscopy.

Mr Varcada is a core member of the London Cancer Network, with excellent results, audited nationally, and published on the NBoCa and ACPGBI websites.

He is also involved in quality improvement, and in 2011, he designed a new consultant-led emergency surgical service (SAU); between November 2013 and 2016, he was the service line lead.

Data show improved patient outcomes, with one of the lowest mortality rates for emergency surgery in the UK (Dr Foster). The LOS to date is below the national average and well below the peer benchmark.

Areas of expertise

Based on patient reviews & endorsements by other professionals

  • Colonoscopy
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Others

Subspecialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery

All conditions and treatments

  • Colonoscopy
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoperineal Resection
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula

Registered with

General Medical Council

6060215

Royal College of Surgeons

280526

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI)

6060215

Ordine Dei Medici Chirurghi e Degli Odontoiatri (OMCEO)

2314

Qualifications

  • Laurea 1997 - Universita degli Studi di Genova

Memberships:

  • FEBSQ (coloproctology). ESCP member since 2007
  • FRCS (Gen.Surg.)
  • Honorary Associate Professor in General and Colorectal Surgery, Royal Free Hospital medical school, University College London.
  • Trust Medical Appraiser for GMC revalidation, Royal Free Hospital
  • Royal Society of Medicine Secretary for International Affairs, Council of Coloproctology,
  • ASGBI (association of surgeon Great Britain and Ireland)
  • BSCP ( bowel screening accredited colonoscopy) JAG

languages spoken

  • Italian
  • English

consultation fees

  • New appointment: £250
  • Follow-up appointment: £120

insurers

  • Bupa Platinum
  • CS Healthcare
  • health-on-line
  • Simply Health
  • Healix
  • Cigna
  • Saga Insurance
  • WPA
  • Aviva Health
  • Vitality Health
  • Bupa Fee Assured
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa

Location

All locations

St John & St Elizabeth Hospital

4.75

(1527)

Video consultation

Specialist's working hours

at All locations

Monday

Not available

Tuesday

08:00 - 09:00

18:00 - 20:00

09:00 - 11:45

Wednesday

13:30 - 14:30

Thursday

08:00 - 09:00

Friday

08:00 - 11:00

12:00 - 13:00

Saturday

Not available

Sunday

Not available

Reviews

All reviews
Colonoscopy (2)
Haemorrhoids (2)
Colon Cancer Screening (1)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) (1)

2 reviews

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Mr. Varcada is a magnificent professional with a great human touch. He gives great confidence and security to the patient, with a super friendly and polite treatment, explaining the information in a simple but accurate way, and caring for the patient with ​a ​long-term vision. I am really grateful to have come across Mr. Varcada and know that I am in the best hands with him.

29 Nov 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Colonoscopy

Haemorrhoids

Colon Cancer Screening

5

5.00

Overall Experience

5.00

Bedside manner

5.00

Explanation

Strongly recommend Dr Varcada. I was very happy with the procedure done and all clear and thorough explanations prior and after. Dr Varcada is very friendly, reassuring with excellent bedside manners. His international experience and ability to speak French or Italian was also a plus for me.

23 Nov 2022

verified patient

Patient seen for:

Colonoscopy

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Haemorrhoids

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Most endorsed treatments/conditions

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Colonoscopy (1)
Haemorrhoids (1)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) (1)
Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (1)

1 endorsement

Mr Varcada is a highly skilled practitioner with experience in endoanal ultrasound, advanced endoscopy including stent insertion and a wide variety of colorectal procedures. He is an excellent colleague and very helpful.

07 Jan 2022

Endorsed for

Colorectal Surgery
Endoscopy (OGD)
Bowel Cancer
+ 24 more

Mr Colin Hart

General Surgery

Is a colleague

FAQ

What are Mr Massimo Varcada's reviews like?

Mr Massimo Varcada's overall patient rating is 5 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 3 reviews

What languages does Mr Massimo Varcada speak?

Mr Massimo Varcada speaks Italian and English

Where is Mr Massimo Varcada located?

Mr Massimo Varcada primarily practices at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital, located at 60 Grove End Road, London, United Kingdom, NW8 9NH
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What are Mr Massimo Varcada working hours?

Mr Massimo Varcada is working , Tuesday (08:00 - 09:00, 18:00 - 20:00, 09:00 - 11:45), Wednesday (13:30 - 14:30), Thursday (08:00 - 09:00), Friday (08:00 - 11:00, 12:00 - 13:00), ,

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