Mr Mike Machesney is a Consultant Surgeon who specialises in key hole (laparoscopic) and colorectal surgery. Since qualifying from University College London in 1990, he has been a consultant at Whipps Cross University Hospital since 2003. He has also held roles there such as the lead clinician for colorectal cancer from 2003 - 2012 and was also the Clinical Director for Surgery, Critical Care and Anaesthesia from 2010 to 2012.
While he was Lead Clinician, Whipps Cross had the second highest rate for laparoscopic surgery and the shortest length of stay after colectomy in the whole of London. Furthermore, his involvement in the implementation of a triage pathway for patients with colorectal symptoms at Whipps Cross was shortlisted for an award of the renowned British Medical Journal in 2014.
Currently, Mr Machesney is the Chair of the newly formed Colorectal Cancer Clinical Reference Group (CRG) for NHS England which aims to improve all aspects of the patient experience. He is also the Pathway Director for Colorectal Cancer at London Cancer. Moreover, he is a member of the NHS England Early Detection and Awareness Group which has published new guidelines that lower the threshold for GPs to refer when there is a suspected diagnosis of bowel cancer.
Mr Machesney's main interests lie in laparoscopic surgery for colorectal diseases, herniae and gall bladder disease but he is skilled at endoscopy (colonoscopy and gastroscopy included) too. He also performs minor surgery, hernia repair, reconstruction of the abdominal wall and emergency surgeries at his general surgical practice.
Mr Machesney holds many responsibilities which single him out as a supremely talented yet level-headed clinician who strives to always do the best for not just his own patients, but sets out pathways and guidelines to assist all doctors in the care of their patients.
MB BS 1990 University of London
General surgery From 02 Oct 2003