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Qualifications: MBChB (Pretoria) (1996), MS (London) (2007), FRCS (Gen Surg) (2007)

GMC Number: 4461308

Clinical Areas of Interest: Service provision and quality of care

Regional Chapter: Oxford


Mr Goede qualified from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 1996, and came to the UK in 1998. He worked as a Basic Surgical Trainee in Hampshire and Warwickshire. He spent two years doing research at the Royal Free Hospital and was awarded an MS from the University of London. In 2004 he joined the Oxford Higher Surgical Training Scheme. He has attended training courses and has had clinical exposure to laparoscopic surgery and complex colorectal surgery from early on in his training, and took a special interest in this field and pelvic floor surgery during his training in the Oxford region. At the completion of his training he attended a six month Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal and Pelvic Floor Surgery Fellowship. Further laparoscopic fellowship work in Reading followed before he came to Buckinghamshire. He now works as a Laparoscopic General and Colorectal Surgeon at Stoke Mandeville and High Wycombe Hospitals. He recently started Robotic Colorectal Surgery on the Da Vinci Xi. Arnold has published extensively, in particular during the final years of his training and as a fellow. Interests include his research subject, carcinoid tumours, and more lately minimally invasive haemorrhoidal surgery, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, pelvic floor surgery and single port laparoscopic surgery for colorectal disease. Clinical interests Mr Arnold Goede is a laparoscopic general and colorectal surgeon with a specialist interest and training in pelvic floor surgery. He is a laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgeon, and works with other specialists in diagnosing or excluding bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, investigation of and surgical and medical treatment of bowel disease. He has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of obstructed defaecation syndrome, external rectal prolapse, recalcitrant anal fissure and recurrent haemorrhoidal disease secondary to rectal intussusception and chronic ‘constipation’, and other disorders of the pelvic floor, including faecal incontinence, fistulae and rectogenital prolapse. Mr Goede’s scope of practice also includes: Laparoscopic and open surgery for benign and malignant diseases of the colon, rectum and small bowel. Open and Laparoscopic Inguinal and other abdominal wall Hernia repair. Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Emergency general surgical procedures such as Appendectomy (Laparoscopic or open), Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Coloproctology: treatment of anal fissure (outpatient/Botox & fissurectomy) Fistula surgery (laying open/seton/complex fistula management) Haemorrhoid surgery: Haemorrhoidectomy; Stapled Haemorrhoidectomy (PPH); DGHAL/HAL-RAR; Outpatient treatment Pelvic floor surgery: Laparoscopic Ventral Mesh Rectopexy Investigation and treatment of Faecal Incontinence Endoscopy: OGD Colonoscopy (diagnostic / therapeutic) Flexible Sigmoidoscopy