About Miklos Kassai

Personal Details

Miklós Kassai
Date of Birth:
18 March 1964
Place of birth:
Budapest, Hungary
Married, father of 3 children
1988 Szeged, Hungary:
M.D. with "Summa cum laude" degree
1992 Szeged, Hungary
General Surgeon specialization in Hungary (FRCS equivalent)
2003 Barcelona, Spain
European Board of Surgical Qualifications (EBSQ) Coloproctology
Current Positions:
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
Health and Social Services Department, Jersey States
Jersey, Channel Islands
Chairman of the Web Committee and member of the Executive of the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP)
GMC Registration:
Full Registration, No: 4458339
Specialist registration: General Surgery



1982 - 1988
Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University, Szeged, Hungary


Posts held:

House Officer and Senior House Officer, Surgical Department of Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University, Szeged, Hungary.
Assistant Professor, Ist Department of Surgery of Medical University of Pécs, Hungary.
Visiting Registrar, West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, UK
SHO, later staff surgeon, Singleton Hospital, Swansea, Colorectal Unit Colorectal surgery (Mr. Beynon, Mr. Carr)
Clinical Assistant, St Mark’s Hospital, London (RJ Nicholls)
1998 – 2005
Senior lecturer, Dept. Surg. Faculty of Med. Univ. of Pécs, Hungary
2005 - 2013
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon NHS

Colorectal Cancer Lead
NHS Lanarkshire

Endoscopy Lead
NHS Lanarkshire, Monklands Hospital


Short Visits / Locum Work:

1996 (1 month)
Colchester general Hospital (Mr. Motson)
Colo-proctology, laparoscopy
1996 (1 week)
Whipps Cross Hospital (Mr. Brearley)
Vascular surgery
1998 (6 months)
Locum consultant colorectal surgeon
Qeen Elizabeth the Qeen Mother Hospital, Margate, UK
1999 (1 month)
Locum consultant colorectal surgeon
Qeen Elizabeth the Qeen Mother Hospital, Margate, UK
2000 (1 month)
Locum consultant colorectal surgeon
Monklands DGH, Airdrie, UK
2002 (1 month)
Locum consultant colorectal surgeon
Monklands DGH, Airdrie, UK
2003 (9 months)
Locum consultant colorectal surgeon
Monklands DGH, Airdrie, UK
MD Thesis:
Rat model for liver regeneration [ Májregenerációs patkánymodell ] 1988


2nd prize winner on the National Student Research Conference with:
Rat model for liver regeneration [ Májregenerációs patkánymodell ]
Invited young clinician to the 10th World Congress of Gastroenterology Los Angeles, USA with a prize winning paper in Hungary
Quality Improvement Awards, States of Jersey, Health and Social Services 



Surgical Department of University Hospital Of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
Student exchange program: General Surgery
Department of Surgery of Limburg Medical University, Maastricht, The Netherland
Postgraduate training: Renal transplant
1997, 2007
Lecture course in Colo-Proctology, St Mark’s Hospital, London
Advanced Laparoscopy Course, Strasbourg
Cleveland Clinic Postgraduate Colorectal Course, Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Cleveland Clinic Rectal Ultrasound Course, Ft Lauderdale, Florida
THD course, Whipps Cross Hospital, London
Educational Supervisor Course
TAMIS Course, Colchester
Lasers in colorectal surgery, Cologne



Professional activities:

2010 to date
Faculty member on the European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES)
Advanced Laparoscopic Lower GI Course and Laparoscopic Cadaveric Course at Cuschieri Skills Centre, University of Dundee
2011 to 2013
Medical student supervisor at Monklands Hospital
2010 to 2013
Tutor for advanced colorectal surgical techniques in NHS Lanarkshire
(Laparoscopic colorectal resections, Cylindrical ELAPE)


Society membership:

Hungarian Association of Surgeons
European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP)
European Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Spoken language:
Hungarian, English; IELTS score 7.5
Sailing, Fishing, Computer technique, RC model planes, photography


My present practice

I work in a Jersey General Hospital caring for a 100.000 population. My practice is about 80% colorectal with the whole spectrum of this subspecialty. I treat patients with benign and malignant pathology including cancer of the colon and the rectum, IBD and diverticular disease. I care for patients with benign rectal and anal diseases like rectal prolapse and other minor anal conditions. I participate in a 1:3 on call rota that keeps a strong general surgical involvement. Routine and emergency cholecystectomies and hernia repairs are also part of my practice.

I enjoy performing laparoscopic procedures. It has become my practice for all elective colorectal resections except a few very complicated cases like multiple abdominal fistulas following repeated urological interventions. I also perform laparoscopic anterior mesh rectopexies for prolapse. I do SILS (Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery) that promises an even more shortened hospital stay. TAMIS (Trans Anal Minimally Invasive Surgery) is also a new technique by which we can remove larger polyps and early cancers from the rectum without performing major transabdominal resection.