Specialist Surgical Care Team

Our Team

Mr Matthew Clarke

Matt Clarke


Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

General Medical Council Specialist Registration Number 4011387


Aged 11 I developed acute appendicitis. I can remember the night, my father taking me to the hospital, surgical residents examining me and an operation before the elective lists. A wound in my right abdomen but a definite improvement in my health. Since that time I have had a keen interest in surgery that never diminished or detracted during my training.

I have had the opportunity to learn and progress minimally invasive techniques in abdominal surgery, enhanced surgical recovery programs and modern and effective techniques in abdominal and colorectal surgery. These skills and the knowledge behind them allow me to explore and diagnose the cause of abdominal and GI tract illness to deliver medical and surgical treatments and arrange appropriate onward referral to other specialists if necessary.

A general surgical training has given the skills to manage many other complaints seen routinely in surgical practice. Such as: hernia repairs, removal of gall bladders, appendectomies and many more.

Since leaving the Royal Navy in 2000 I have worked in North Yorkshire. Starting at the Friarage in 2005 as a senior registrar progressing to consultant surgeon at the Friarage hospital since 2006.


BSc: Scholarship for intercalated biomedical degree.

MBBS: Medicine St Georges school, University of London. Awarded to read for scholarship intercalated.

BSc: Biomedical sciences degree.

MRCS: 2000 from RCS England

FRCS: (General Surgery) From RCS England. Gold Medal - September 2005.

Clinical Director for Surgery South Tees NHS trust

Secretary: Hilary Tharby


25 years experience of banking and secretarial work.

Contact Details:

Mobile Number: 07739 166485

Email: info@specialistsurgicalcare.co.uk

Emma Clarke: Registered Nurse and Billing Enquiries


6 years' experience working on an acute surgical ward at the Friarage hospital.

Contact Details:

4 Newlands,

Email: info@specialistsurgicalcare.co.uk

Consulting & Surgery

BMI Woodlands Hospital,
Morton Park,

Consulting & Surgery

Wensleydale Suite,
Friarage Hospital,


Hilary Tharby
07739 166485

Friarage Hospital, Northallerton