Mr Justin Davies
MA MB MChir LRCP FRCS (Gen Surg) EBSQ (Coloproctology)
Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgeon

Mr Justin Davies

Professional Profile
I am a specialist colorectal surgeon. I have a particular interest in the modern treatment of haemorrhoids, including haemorrhoidal artery ligation or THD. This is a minimally invasive technique which is associated with minimal post-operative discomfort and a fast return to normal activities, as it avoids painful cuts on the outside.

I am a fully trained surgeon in the use of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for the treatment of colorectal (bowel) cancer, diverticular disease and inflammatory bowel disease, having learnt these techniques in specialist units in the south west of England and the University of Toronto, Canada. Laparoscopic surgery has the advantages of smaller scars, less pain, a quicker recovery with less time in hospital and a faster return to normal activities/work. In addition, I treat all colorectal conditions, including haemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas, incontinence, prolapse and anal skin tags. I treat patients with rectal bleeding, and regularly perform colonoscopy. In terms of general surgery, my practice is intentionally limited to the treatment of groin (inguinal) and abdominal wall hernias.

I have published over 50 research articles and book chapters (including publications in prestigious journals such as the Lancet and Nature Reviews Cancer). In addition, I have been awarded several research prizes (including the Patey Prize and John of Arderne Medal) and travelling fellowships.

Personal Profile
My spare time is mainly spent with my wife and 2 sons. I maintain a keen interest in rugby union, having previously represented Cambridge University for many years, culminating in playing scrum-half for the winning Blues side in the 1994 Varsity Match at Twickenham.

Specialties
General surgery
Coloproctology
Colonoscopy
Colorectal surgery

Special clinical interests
Modern treatment of haemorrhoids, including THD or haemorrhoidal artery ligation.

Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for colorectal (bowel) cancer, diverticular disease and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis.

Research interests
Screening for colorectal cancer, haemorrhoid treatments and ileal pouch surgery.

Current NHS and /or university posts
Colorectal and General Surgeon, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.

Year of first medical qualification
1995

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Society of Academic and Research Surgery
Royal College of Surgeons of England
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
European Society of Coloproctology

For further information visit:
http://www.cambridgecolorectalsurgeon.co.uk/