Chelsea and Westminster

Department of Colorectal Surgery at

West Middlesex University Hospital


Patient Information Sheet

You have been referred to the Colorectal Department at the West Middlesex University Hospital. We specialise in treatment of diseases of the bowel.


If you would like to contact a member of the clinical team, the person, their position, and contact numbers are provided below.

Mr Jason Smith – Consultant Surgeon
Secretary to Mr Smith: 020 8321 5972

Mr Peter Dawson - Consultant Surgeon

Secretary to Mr Dawson: 020 8321 5972

Ms Bubby Thava - Locum Consultant Surgeon

Secretary to Ms Thava: 020 8321 5972

Mr Subramanian Ramesh – Consultant Surgeon
Secretary to Mr Ramesh: 020 8321 5972

Martina Cusack– Colorectal Nurse Specialist
020 8321 5892

Tracey Virgin-Elliston & Rosemarie Brett– Stoma Care Nurse Specialists
020 8321 5822

If you wish to contact a member of the team the normal working hours are Monday to Friday 09.00-17.00, at all other times messages can be left on the answer machine. Messages may not always be answered the same day.

You will be seen in Out Patient Department 4 for your appointment. All the staff in the department endeavour to ensure appointments run on time, but we cannot predict how long each consultation may take. We appreciate your prompt arrival and co-operation should you experience a short wait to see a doctor.

Before you see a doctor the clinic nurses will check your blood pressure and pulse, weight and height. We may also need some blood tests to be done. All these tests can help us towards making a diagnosis.

It may be necessary for you to undergo further investigations as a result of your consultation with the doctor. The doctor may request that you undergo some further investigations to help determine the cause of your symptoms. This could be a scan, x-ray, or an endoscopy.

These tests will be carried out at the West Middlesex Hospital at a later date. Should you require any further investigations, your doctor or one of the nurses will provide you with information concerning your tests.

It is important to us that we answer all of your questions relating to your bowel problem. You may find it helpful to write down queries before your appointment.

We welcome your comments on how we can improve our service.