Mr Raj Harshen


Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon


  • Laparoscopic and Minimal access Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Day Surgery
  • Endoscopy – Upper and Lower

I did my basic and higher surgical training in the South Thames London region.
I did an 18 month fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery and Pelvic floor surgery at The Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital in London.
I am an accredited specialist in Colorectal surgery

Surgical interests

  • Laparoscopic cancer resections and inflammatory bowel surgery
  • Restorative surgery after inflammatory bowel surgery (Ileal Pouch)
  • Pelvic floor surgery for defecatory problems
  • Proctological surgery for Haemorrhoids; Fissures; Fistulae

Current Posts

  • Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon at Eastbourne District General Hospital, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon at BMI Esperance Hospital, Eastbourne
  • Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon at East Sussex Outpatient Services (ESOPS)

Current Memberships

  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Personal Profile

Married to Rema who is a Consultant Oncologist at the Tunbridge Wells & Maidstone NHS trust.
We have one daughter who is training to be a doctor despite our best efforts to steer her away.
Live in Tunbridge Wells.
I am a keen sportsman and play cricket for a non league cricket club in Eastbourne.
Avid Football and F1 enthusiast.