Mr Massimo Varcada


General & Colorectal Surgeon

Mr Varcada completed High Surgical training in general and colorectal surgery at the Royal Free Hospital and in 2009 and passed the FRCS Eng. Awarded the European Board Qualification examination in coloproctology (FEBSQ)

He was appointed Consultant Surgeon and Senior Lecturer (UCL) in 2011 and his primary interests are Emergency and Colo-Rectal Surgery.

I have been appointed Honorary Associate Professor in General and Colorectal Surgery at UCL Medical School and I am actively supervising clinical research as part of my responsibilities. I have the role of primary investigator for clinical trials at UCL Medical School and also a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) reviewer.
He has expertise in Upper-Lower GI endoscopy, pelvic floor surgery and endoscopic transrectal ultrasound.
His CCST training included a fellowship (2010) at PYNE hospital, Hong Kong under supervision of Prof. Li, where he enhanced my skills in robotic surgery endo-laparoscopic procedures.
Fellowship in Japan (NCC Tokyo) he developed my skills in advanced endoscopy, acquiring competence in endoscopic stenting of obstructed colonic tumour, Upper-Lower GI Endoscopic Sub-Mucosal Resection (EMR) โ€“Dissection (ESD), and Chromo-endoscopy.

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Hospital Locations

Royal Free Hospital

Year qualified


Country of qualification


Languages spoken

English, Italian


  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery


  • GMC
  • RCS England
  • BMA
  • Royal Society of Medicine (RSM)
  • ESCP

Registration and licensing


Procedures offered

  • Anal surgery
  • Bowel cancer
  • Endoscopy and Colonoscopy Therapeutic EMR
  • Colorectal (bowel) cancer
  • Complex abdominal wall reconstructions
  • Constipation
  • Crohnโ€™s disease
  • Diverticular disease
  • Anal fissure
  • Haemorrhoids, fistulae and rectal disorders
  • Hernias, lumps and general surgery
  • Incontinence
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intestinal failure
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Pelvic floor colorectal surgery
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Rectal disorders
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Pelvic floor and functional bowel disease
  • THD haemorrhoidectomy
  • Trans anal surgery
  • Neuroendocrine tumours

Clinical interests

  • Colorectal cancer- IBD and functional disorder (incontinence)
  • Neuro endocrine tumor (European excellence Service)
  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Surgical training

Special interests

  • General Emergency Surgery
  • Open and Endo-laparoscopic
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Emergency and Oncological, Coloproctology
  • Lower GI Endoscopy and Lower GI Stenting
  • Endo-rectal Ultrasound

Research interests

  • Improving outcomes in General surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Faecal incontinence and Neuromodulation
  • Simulation Training

Mr Massimo Varcada, General & Colorectal Surgeon is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London