Mr Alex von Roon completed his undergraduate medical training at Sheffield University and Imperial College London. He undertook higher surgical training on the Northwest Thames Rotation and was awarded a PhD by Imperial College London and a research fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
His PhD thesis focused on outcomes of ileoanal pouch surgery for familial adenomatous polyposis and metabonomic profiling of pouchitis.
He underwent specialist training in colorectal surgery in Adelaide, Australia and St Marks Hospital before being appointed Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Imperial College London, where he was based at St Mary’s Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital. In 2019 he moved his NHS practice to University College London Hospital, where he continues to develop subspecialist interests in surgery for inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal failure. His clinical interests include the use of advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques, robotic colorectal surgery, the surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer and ileoanal pouch surgery.
His private practice is based at King Edward VII’s Hospital, where he was appointed as Clinical Director for General Surgery in 2019. He performs all major and minor colorectal procedures, laparoscopic surgery, colonoscopy, hernia and gallbladder surgery. He also offers the Rafaelo procedure for haemorrhoids.