Mr Daniel Lawes

Consultant General Surgeon at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Qualifications MBBS FRCS MD

Specialty General Surgery; Colorectal Surgery

Specialist interest Laparoscopic surgery for colorectal disease; Gallstones and hernias; Management of pelvic floor disorders; Day case surgery for anal conditions such as haemorrhoids, fissures and fistulas.

Clinic times By appointment.


Professional profile

Mr Lawes was appointed consultant surgeon within the Trust in 2007 having qualified from University College London in 1993 and trained in General Surgery in North East Thames.

Mr Lawes has spent time at specialist laparoscopic surgery units at Colchester Hospital and specialist colorectal units at University College and Middlesex Hospitals, St. Mark’s Hospital, St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals. He spent 2 years as Lecturer in Surgery at University College London and was awarded a higher degree for his work looking at the genetic causes of colorectal cancer.

After completing specialist training, he spent a further year working in the colorectal department at The Mayo Clinic, Arizona, USA, where he was appointed Assistant Professor at Mayo Medical School.

Since his appointment as consultant he has been involved in setting up the laparoscopic colorectal surgery service, the family history cancer clinic, the enhanced recovery program and the pelvic floor service. He has also been appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Kent and Medway Colorectal Cancer Network.

Mr Lawes has written 4 chapters in international textbooks, 21 research papers and over 40 presentations at national and international meetings on topics ranging from gallstones to colorectal cancer genetics. He continues to be actively involved in research and is the lead investigator for a number of national trials within the Trust.