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Miss Rosaria Scarpinata

Colorectal Consultant & Laparoscopic Surgeon

Medical Degree (First Class Honours) Diploma in General and Emergency Surgery

Practices at: BMI The Blackheath Hospital, BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital, BMI The Sloane Hospital

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Miss Rosaria Scarpinata is a Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon Her current NHS post is King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust- Princess Royal University Hospital. Princess Royal University Hospital. Graduating in 2002 with full honours from Palermo University School of Medicine, Italy, she then completed Higher Surgical Training in General and Colorectal Surgery. 

Her area of specialism is Lower GI Surgery and her areas of interest include Laparoscopic surgery; colorectal cancer; diverticular disease; inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colonoscopy.

During this time she completed a 6 month fellowship at St. Mark’s Hospital, focusing on laparoscopic colorectal surgery. In the United Kingdom from 2009 she continued her training in laparoscopic colorectal surgery through two fellowships at Leeds General Infirmary and QE Birmingham.  Appointed as an Ethicon Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellow in 2011 at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, recognised as part of the National Training Programme of the Cancer Reform Implementation, she gained extensive training and hands-on experience in major laparoscopic colorectal procedures. She was then appointed as Senior Colorectal Clinical Fellow at King’s College Hospital in 2012 where she performed advanced laparoscopic surgery for benign and malignant colorectal disease. 

As a Consultant General and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon from 2013, she facilitated the expansion of the laparoscopic colorectal cancer service at Kings College Hospital. She developed a dedicated clinic for patients with pelvic floor disorders. Additionally she is a dedicated trainer in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, and has published widely in peer-reviewed scientific journals in colorectal cancer and diverticular disease.

In addition, Miss Scarpinata has many professional memberships including Medical Defence Union, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and British Medical Association. She is currently Chair for the South East London Tumour Group and provides leadership and guidance in colorectal cancer matter.

  • Medical Degree, Diploma in General & Emergency Surgery, FRCS Ed
  • Italian Medical Association, GMC, RCSEd, ACPBGI, BMA, MDDUS 

Patient review

“I have been under the care of Ms Scarpinata since 2016. Back in 2016 Ms Scarprinata performed a subtotal colectomy and end ileostomy operation on me which has been 100% successful and can say it has changed my life. She has always been there for me since with aftercare and advice, I am very honoured to say she is my consultant and would recommend her services every time.”


Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Appendicectomy
  • Coloproctology
  • Laparoscopy
  • Open Hernia Repair
  • Bowel Surgery (Colectomy)
  • Abdominoperineal Resection
  • Removal Of Rectum And Colon (Proctocolectomy)
  • Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Diverticulitis

Clinical Interests

  • Colorectal cancer 
  • Laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer 
  • Diverticular disease 
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease 
  • Colonoscopy 
  • Pelvic floor disorders (incontinence, evacuation disorders-constipation, rectal prolapse) 
  • Fistula in ano 
  • Haemorrhoids proctology

Professional Membership

  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI)
  • Medical Defence Union
  • British Medical Association

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