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Mr Harrison Benziger is the only substantive Upper GI Surgeon at the QEQM Hospital in Margate. He qualified from the Trivandrum University Medical College in Kerala, India in 1974.

He moved to the UK to pursue and attain Higher Surgical Training and his early surgical training was at Canterbury and in Wales. He has attained Fellowships from the Royal College of Surgeons in both England and Edinburgh.

Mr Benziger was appointed locum Consultant in 1983 at Haverford West Hospital in South Wales and then as the Consultant and Head of Department of Surgery at the Ministry of Health Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

On his return to the UK he worked as locum Consultant at Bangor General Hospital in Wales and later at the Homerton General Hospital in London. He has worked as Consultant Surgeon at the QEQM Hospital since 2003.

During his early training, Mr Benziger learned advanced and sophisticated gastrointestinal surgery, including laparoscopic surgery. He was one of the early surgeons to embrace the laparoscopic surgery and has applied his skills in mastering complicated laparoscopic procedures like deep pelvic colorectal dissections as well as laparoscopic Upper GI work.

He has amassed vast experience in a wide range of both open, laparoscopic elective and emergency surgery and has very low complication rates.

Clinical Interests

  • Colorectal and bariatric surgery
  • Upper GI
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Colorectal and laparoscopic surgery

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • British Medical Aassociation
  • Association of Coloprotology of GB and Ireland
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of GB and Ireland
  • British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society

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