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Dr Piotr Zelga


Dr. Piotr Zelga is a graduate of the Medical University of Lodz. He completed his specialist training at the Department of General and Colorectal Surgery of the Medical University of Lodz, which is national centre of excellence for surgical treatment of the diseases of the colon and rectum in Poland.

During the specialty training, he participated in many courses in Poland and abroad (including Basic Laparascopic Skills -Berlin, Germany, Intermediate Laparoscopic Skills - Royal College of Surgeons, London, United Kingdom) and gained professional experience during numerous clinical internships (in the Department of Surgery, Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, among others). After obtaining the title of specialist in general surgery, he worked as a Senior Assistant at the University Clinical Hospital and then began training in pancreatic, liver and biliary surgery at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Great Britain. Currently, he has completed a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School) in Boston. Dr. Zelga combines passion for surgery with very active scientific work. He completed doctoral studies at the Medical University of Lodz, and his doctoral thesis (focusing on the issue of early detection and treatment of colorectal cancer based on the patient's genetic profile) was awarded by the Foundation for Experimental and Clinical Oncology in Poland and received the award of the Marshal of the Lodz Region. Further research work carried out at the University of Cambridge and Harvard University in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer was awarded by the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland and the New England Surgical Society (USA). In working with the patient, Dr. Zelga primarily cares about good communication and patient comfort, which allow us to establish cooperation based on mutual trust. It focuses not only on a single problem with which the patient reports, but using a holistic approach, recommends modification of many different factors that may affect the health condition, so that the proposed treatment brings the best results. When it is necessary, Dr. Zelga helps in organizing the treatment both in the UK and in Poland, and performs surgical procedures in the public and private health service.