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Mr. Stephan Korsgen

Professional profile

Since 1999 when I was appointed Consultant at Good Hope Hospital, I have built up the Endorectal Ultrasound Service at Good Hope Hospital, to stage benign and malignant lesions of the rectum. So far, I have performed more than 300 procedures. I am the leading surgeon performing Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery, using my experience to train other surgeons in the technique. Together with Arthur Allan, I am the lead surgeon for the treatment of early rectal cancer within the Birmingham Cancer Network. Since 2002 I have developed laparoscopic colorectal surgery, and have performed around 180 laparoscopic colorectal procedures. I am mentoring other colorectal surgeons in the technique. In addition, I have extensive experience in open colorectal procedures. Within HEFT, I am part of the team promoting and implementing Enhanced Recovery after surgery, shortening length of stay after major surgery. Combined with laparoscopic surgery, hospital stays as short as 3 - 4 days can be achieved.


I was appointed as Consultant Surgeon with interest in Colorectal Surgery to Good Hope Hospital in 1999. After training and qualifying in Cologne, Germany, in 1988, I spent a year in Kings Lynn, West Norfolk before coming to the West Midlands for my postgraduate training, completing an SHO rotation and then joining the Higher Surgical Training Scheme. I did my research studying patients after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, and assessing patients with faecal incontinence, performing anorectal physiology studies, under the auspice of Prof M Keighley. I received my surgical training rotating through the leading units of the West Midlands including Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Good Hope Hospital and Heartlands Hospital.

Membership of professional bodies

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland
Royal College of Surgeons
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
General Medical Council No 3213676
Medical Protection Society
British Medical Association

Personal profile

I am married to Andrea, and we have with three children. We live in Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield.
We enjoy family life and as committed Christians are involved in local church activities, Sutton Coldfield Baptist Church. I like running, skiing, and playing the piano.




Colorectal and laparoscopic surgery

Special clinical interests

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Academic interests

Staging of early rectal cancer

Current post

Consultant Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Good Hope Hospital.
Heart of England Foundation Trust

Private secretary (Julie)

0121 424 7414

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Stephan Korsgen
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