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Mr Dickson-Lowe has been a Consultant Surgeon at Medway Maritime NHS Trust since 2020 and is currently the Speciality Lead for General Surgery. His training was undertaken in the South East of England which involved working in many hospitals around the Kent, Surrey and Sussex, which has enabled him to gain a deep understanding of the region and the patients within it. He has an interest in trauma and undertook a trauma fellowship in South Africa in 2017/2018.
Mr Dickson-Lowe performs minimally-invasive operations for benign colorectal conditions and colorectal cancer, complex abdominal wall reconstruction for incisional herniae, benign conditions of the anus including fistula-in-ano, fissure-in-ano and haemorrhoids, and general surgical conditions including pilonidal disease, gall bladder disease (laparoscopic cholecystectomy), inguinal herniae and umbilical herniae. He is also a JAG accredited endoscopist for both upper and lower gastrointestinal investigations (OGD and colonoscopy).
He is passionate about decreasing health inequalities and improving healthcare services, likes to work hard and is dedicated to providing patient-centred care. First and foremost he will would like to assess and investigate any abdominal symptoms in order to provide a diagnosis with follow up advice and treatment in a way that is individual to the patient.
Areas of interest
Benign colorectal conditions and colorectal cancer; complex abdominal wall reconstruction for incisional herniae; benign conditions of the anus including fistula-in-ano/fissure-in-ano/haemorrhoids; pilonidal disease; gall bladder disease (laparoscopic cholecystectomy); inguinal herniae; umbilical herniae; upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy (OGD and colonoscopy)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Clinical Speciality Lead and Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at Medway Maritime Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Gillingham, Kent.
Fitness including running and CrossFit
Employee of the Month November 2022 Medway Maritime Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Winner Trust-wide clinical audit 2022 - Prehabilitation in Colorectal Cancer Surgery
Collis J, Farquharson B, Chan S, Dickson-Lowe R. The development of a rib fracture pathway in a district general hospital to improve patient care. BJS 2022: 109(5). doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znac248.155
Buitendag JJP, Variawa S, Allopi N, Dickson-Lowe R. COVID-19 should be considered as a differential diagnosis for an â€˜Acute Abdomenâ€™. South African Gastroenterology Review 2021; 19(1): 19-21.
Dickson-Lowe R, Buitendag JJP, Graham-Brown MPM, Oosthuizen G. Falanga: The clinical correlates of surgical outcomes as a results of foot whipping in a resource poor setting. Injury 2021: 52(10). doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2021.02.045. Epub 2021 Feb 18.
Dickson-Lowe R, Buitendag JJP, Jolayemi OO, Oosthuizen G. Rib fracture fixation as a tool for extubation in a resource-poor environment. BMJ Case Reports 2019;12(2). Epub 2019 Feb 9.
Dickson-Lowe R, Pienaar Z, Buitendag JJP, Oosthuizen G. Bishop-Koop jejunostomy in an adult following proximal small bowel anastomotic breakdown. BMJ Case Reports 2018, 11 (1) e227519; DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2018-227519.
Nordblad M, Dickson-Lowe R and Chan S. Alternative Causes of Abdominal Pain Referred To The Surgeons. Foundation Years Journal 2017; 11(8). ISSN 17536995.
Dickson-Lowe R, Kalaskar S, Taylor J and Hanek P. Non-operative management of low rectal cancer with complete response to standard neo-adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy (CRT). Colorectal Disease 2016; 18(S2): 1â€“82.
Dickson-Lowe R, Ghosh A, Ypsilantis E and Chan S. Massive Mucinous Malignant Cystadenoma â€“ Excision in Toto and Follow up. Clinics in Surgery, 2016; 1(1117): 1-2.
Dickson-Lowe R and Chan S. A response to: Laparoscopic enucleation of mesenteric cyst â€“ a video vignette. Colorectal Disease. Colorectal Disease 2016; 8(8): 815. PMID: V.
Dickson-Lowe R, Ibrahim S, Hasan F et al. Intussusception of the vermiform appendix. BMJ Case Reports 2015; doi:10.1136/bcr-2014-207584.
Dickson-Lowe R, James C, Bailey CM et al. Caecal Schwannoma - a rare cause of rectal bleeding in a 72-year-old man. BMJ Case Reports 2014; doi:10.1136/bcr-2014-205643.
- MBChB University of Warwick 2009
- MSc Surgical Sciences University of Edinburgh 2015
- BSc Medical Microbiology University of Surrey 2005
Reference number 7045681
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery , 2020
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons (England)
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI)
Medical Protection Society
British Medical Association
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