Ben Hornung

Personal profile

Mr Hornung is a Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary.  After completing his basic surgical training in Yorkshire, he undertook a period of clinical research at University Hospital South Manchester investigating the pathophysiology of pelvic floor pathology.  He then completed his higher surgical training in the northwest, gaining expertise in general and colorectal surgery at all the major tertiary centres.  Mr Hornung has a specialist interest in minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery and undertook a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery in Yorkshire prior to taking up his consultant post.

Mr Hornung has published widely and presented at both national and international meetings.  He is actively involved in research and recruits patients to a number of national multicentre clinical trials. 

Mr Hornung offers best surgical management founded on evidence based practice for general and colorectal surgical conditions including surgery for haemorrhoids, anal fissure/fistula, hernia, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease and bowel cancer. 

Mr Hornung also works at the Urgent Care Centre at BMI The Alexandra Hospital which provides a walk-in, self-pay service that patients do not need a GP referral for.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • General Medical Council

Clinical Interests

  • Surgical treatment of haemorrhoids, HALO
  • Treatment of anal conditions (abscess, fissure, fistula, pilonidal sinus)
  • Hernia surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Diverticular disease

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Manchester Royal Infirmary

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