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Health Matters Consultant Contributor Simon Radley graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1985 with Honours in Surgery. Having completed his house officer posts in Birmingham he became a lecturer in anatomy at the University of Birmingham. Following Senior House Officer training he undertook a period of research into colorectal cancer and submitted a thesis for which he was awarded an MD by the University of Birmingham.

He undertook registrar surgical training in general and colorectal surgery in the West Midlands. He completed specialist training in colorectal surgery at St Marks Hospital in London. During this time he also undertook an overseas travelling fellowship, having been awarded grants from the International College of Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons of England, to the USA to study treatments for rectal cancer.

On completion of his training he took up a post as Senior Lecturer in Colorectal Surgery at Birmingham University and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, becoming an NHS Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in April 2002. He has published widely on colorectal disease and in particular functional bowel disorders. He has been the Clinical Service Lead for Gastro-intestinal Surgery at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. He has had a key role in introducing laparoscopic colorectal surgery and enhanced surgical recovery protocols to University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and to The Priory Hospital.

Simon Radley was also instrumental in setting up the Birmingham Bowel Clinic, which is the first private centre of excellence for managing bowel conditions in the West Midlands. The Birmingham Bowel Clinic has a team of highly qualified specialists to provide a comprehensive and integrated service with a multidisciplinary approach to the management of bowel conditions.

The clinic offers treatments for all major and minor bowel symptoms. These symptoms include:

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Changes in bowel habit
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pains
  • Anal pain
  • Anal itching (pruritus)
  • Piles/ haemorrhoids
  • Anaemia
  • Anal incontinence
  • Treatment of haemorrhoids

The HALO procedure, which is the swift and virtually pain-free treatment for people who suffer with haemorrhoids, is now available at the Birmingham Bowel Clinic.

As well as General and colorectal surgery, Mr Radley also specialises in both laparoscopic colorectal surgery and colonoscopy.

Professional Memberships

  • RCSE
  • Association Coloproctology
  • St Marks Association

Clinical Interests

  • General and colorectal surgery
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery

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