Miss Katharine Bevan qualified from The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine (University of London) in 1998 having also completed a BSc in Clinical Immunology. She completed her Basic surgical training on the south coast in Bournemouth, Poole and Southampton hospitals. Her higher surgical training was in the Wessex region at Portsmouth, Southampton, Salisbury and Bournemouth Hospitals. Her final year of training was completed in Basingstoke Hospital, a tertiary referral centre for both low rectal cancer (TME) and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei. During this time she attained her CCST.
Miss Bevan was appointed as the Covidien laparoscopic colorectal fellow at Basingstoke in 2009. During this year as well as personally gaining experience in all aspects of laparoscopic colorectal surgery she also assisted in training other colorectal surgeons these specialist laparoscopic techniques. Miss Bevan was appointed to Bedford Hospital, as a Consultant in laparoscopic colorectal and general surgery in 2011.
Her special interests are primarily in surgery for both colorectal cancer and benign colorectal conditions (such as diverticular disease and inflammatory bowel disease). She also provides a surgical service for benign anorectal conditions such as rectal prolapse, anal fistula, anal fissure, haemorrhoidal surgery and cleft closure for pilonidal disease. In addition her practice includes laparoscopic cholecystectomy and abdominal wall hernia repairs (both laparoscopically and open).