Mr Tariq Ismail

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon


Professional Membership

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland
  • West Midlands Surgical Society

Clinical Interests

Colorectal Surgery

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Anorectal melanoma
  • Diverticular disease
  • Crohns disease
  • Ulcerative colitis


  • Haemorrhoids
  • Piles
  • Fistula
  • Fissures
  • Anal skin tags
  • Pilonidal sinus
  • Rectal prolapse

General surgery

  • Hernia repair
  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Umbilica; hernia repair
  • Incisional hernia repair
  • Parastomal hernia repair
  • Benign skin lesions

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Personal profile

Mr Tariq Ismail is a leading consultant colorectal surgeon in Birmingham.

Tariq Ismail graduated from the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff and obtained his FRCS in 1986 and was awarded an MD with Distinction.  His Registrar training was in the West Midlands, Hong Kong and at the National Cancer Institute in Tokyo before being appointed as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in 1995.

His clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and management of bowel cancer.   Over 25 years of consultant practice, Tariq Ismail has led a high volume, high-quality colorectal cancer multidisciplinary team with excellent patient outcomes.  He also undertakes complex surgery with an established leading-edge regional and supra-regional referral practice for bowel cancer, anal cancer and anorectal melanoma.

He was one of the first to introduce laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery for benign and malignant colorectal disease in the West Midlands.  Tariq Ismail has been a surgical tutor and senior examiner for Royal College of Surgeons and held numerous management roles including surgery and endoscopy lead for the Trust. He was pivotal in setting up and leading the colorectal cancer MDT and Enhanced Recovery Surgical Pathways.

He has published widely on translational research in biomarkers in colorectal cancer, proteomics, gene therapy and genomics.  He has mentored numerous surgical trainees and research fellows.

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

Mr Ismail also performs the HALO procedure which is virtually pain-free treatment for piles which has been featured on C4’s “Embarrassing Bodies”.
He has also been featured on BB2’s TV “Don’t Die Young”

Click here to watch our interview with Consultant Surgeon Mr Tariq Ismail.

For more information on Mr Ismail's work, please watch the videos below to see how he treated and operated on one of his bowel cancer patients. 

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

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Changes in bowel habit
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal mass
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal itch (pruritus)
  • Piles/ haemorrhoids
  • Anaemia
  • Anal incontinence
Tariq Ismail is an expert JAG accredited trainer endoscopist. He provides:
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy and polypectomy/ Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)

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