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Mr Andrew Clarke

Mr Andrew Clarke

Consultant general and colorectal surgeon

Mb, CHB, Bsc, FRCS Gen Surg, MD

Areas of specialist interest

Pelvic floor, lap, hernia surgery

About Mr Clarke

Mr Clarke graduated from Manchester University in 1988 and underwent surgical training in the North West. He researched blood flow in bowel cancer for his thesis and won travelling scholarships to America in 2001.

Mr Clarke was appointed consultant surgeon at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, and honorary senior lecturer at the University of Manchester. He worked in developing faecal incontinence surgery at the Infirmary and performed the North West’s first electrical nerve implant for this condition.

Moving to Poole in 2004, Mr Clarke developed the pelvic floor practice, made Poole a founder member of a south of England pelvic floor group introducing the STARR procedure, sacro-neuromodulation and more recently a key-hole repair for rectal prolapse (laparoscopic ventral-mesh rectopexy).

Mr Clarke introduced a doppler guided ligation procedure for the day case treatment of haemorrhoids and its newer modification to deal with haemorrhoidal prolapse (HALO-RAR). Mr Clarke ran the first national course at Poole Hospital to train consultant colleagues in the technique.

Mr Clarke also has a large practice for keyhole surgery for hernias and certain colorectal procedures.

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