Professor Phillips works with consultants from other specialities, physiotherapists and specialist nurses. More information about his team can be found below.

Mr Arcot Venkat: Consultant Colorectal Surgeon


Mr Arcot Venkat became a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the Tamil Nadu Medical University, India in June 1996. He underwent Higher Surgical Training in the North East of England and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in February 2008.
Mr Venkat has been heavily involved in research for abdominal aortic aneurysms and has presented and published the results of this work internationally. Mr Venkat has extensive laparoscopic colorectal interests, having been appointed Covidien Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellow at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Foundation Trust and subsequently awarded the Ethicon National Laparoscopic Colorectal Fellowship at Frimley Park in 2008. He is also one of the National Trainers in Laparoscopic surgery. He has spent some time in the University Hospital in Aarhus, Denmark to augment his skills in managing pelvic floor conditions including faecal incontinence.
Mr Venkat is now working as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Foundation Trust and forms one of the five Partners of Basingstoke Colorectal at the Hampshire Clinic.

More information about Mr Venkat can be found via:
Secretary: 01256 353474


Sally Stevens: Specialist Physiotherapist


Sally Qualified in 1990 from the Middlesex Hospital School of Physiotherapy. She has full accreditation MCSP/ SRP and is a Member of ACPWH (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Women’s Health). Sally specialises in the treatment of urogynaecological conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction including urinary and bowel dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse and dyspareunia (painful intercourse).

Sally teaches pelvic floor exercise, electrical stimulation, biofeedback, bladder retraining and manages patients referred for conservative management or pre or post operative physiotherapy. Sally was appointed as a Specialist Physiotherapist Pelvic Floor Clinic at Basingstoke & North Hants Trust in 2009 and also runs a flourishing pelvic floor clinic in Berkshire.

Her previous experience includes 15 years specialising in Women’s Health Physiotherapy both in the NHS and private practice setting. Prior to moving south in 2009 Sally help set up and develop the Obstetric and Gynaecology Physiotherapy service at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London and worked as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist at St George’s Hospital, London where she had an active role in the urogynaecology department and ran the perineal clinic for women with pelvic floor problems following childbirth.

Sally will see NHS patients at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS trust, Basingstoke and private patients at the Candover Clinic, Basingstoke.


Dr Andrew Thrower: Consultant Radiologist


Dr Thrower has been a consultant radiologist since October 2007, initially employed in Bradford Teaching Hospitals for 2 years. He subsequently moved south and since January 2010 has been working at both the Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and the Hampshire Clinic. His medical and radiological training was in Leeds and West Yorkshire, including a year as a gastrointestinal radiology fellow in Bradford.

Dr Thrower is a general radiologist but specialise in gastro-intestinal and abdominal radiology, both diagnostic and interventional. He has a particular interest in “virtual colonoscopy”, a relatively non-invasive method of examining the colon, and teach this technique on a specialist course. He introduced MR proctography to Basingstoke Hospital and has become an integral part of our multidisciplinary team. His other interests include:

MRI of the liver, pancreas, biliary tree, small bowel, rectum, prostate and perineum. Abdominal CT. Fluoroscopic contrast (barium) examinations of the gastro-intestinal tract. Therapeutic and diagnostic interventional procedures such as biopsies, drainage procedures, biliary procedures and gastrostomy insertion.