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.
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General Medical Council
Royal College of Surgeons
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI)
Ordine Dei Medici Chirurghi e Degli Odontoiatri (OMCEO)
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08:00 - 09:00
18:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 11:45
13:30 - 14:30
08:00 - 09:00
08:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 13:00
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.
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.
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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.
Mr Colin Hart
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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