Ian Jenkins trained in Coloproctology in the West of Scotland with specialist training in St. Mark’s Hospital, the internationally renowned centre for the treatment of Intestinal & Colorectal Diseases.
He was appointed as Consultant Surgeon to St. Mark’s in 2008 and since then has treated patients in BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital.
He is a high volume laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeon treating patients with Colon and Rectal cancer and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (including laparoscopic ileo-anal pouch surgery); he is a National Trainer for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery.
His interests centre on improving the quality and rapidity of recovery of patients after major and complex major surgery for both benign and malignant bowel disease.
He has published and presented widely on colorectal and intestinal diseases and is involved in collaborative research in Cancer
Surgery, Enhanced Recovery and Surgical Training. He is the Clinical Lead for Colorectal Cancer in St. Mark’s and Northwick Park Hospitals.
Mr Jenkins won the Outstanding Contribution category for his work in the field of enhanced recovery techniques for colorectal patients. Since 2006 all colorectal patients undergoing major surgery treated by Mr Jenkins at BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital have used the enhanced recovery programme. The enhanced recovery pathway can be used with both laparoscopic and open surgery to optimise rehabilitation following major surgery. Enhanced recovery for colorectal patients at BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital has shortened hospital stays for even the most complex procedures by 50% without changing the traditional discharge criteria.