Consultant Profile

Mr Paul Sylvester

Mr Paul Sylvester MB ChB, MD, FRCS (Gen.Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Coloproctology
    • Colorectal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Colorectal cancer
Benign anorectal disorders
Inflammatory bowel disease
Anal conditions

Research interests:

Inflammatory bowel disease
Colorectal cancer

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, United Bristol Healthcare Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons
Member, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Member, British Association of Surgical Oncology

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0117 980 4070
Private secretary:
Emma  Price
Private secretary telephone number:
07504 305 462
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I graduated from the University of Bristol and have completed most of my surgical training in Bristol and the south-west of England. I spent six months at the University of Toronto, Canada on an International Colorectal Fellowship, where I acquired specialist training in surgery for complex inflammatory bowel disease, colonoscopy and laparoscopic surgery.

My major interests include colorectal surgery and colonoscopy. I have particular expertise in the management of inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, colonoscopy and benign anorectal conditions. I am involved in ongoing research within the fields of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

Personal profile:

I am married, with two children. I am a member of the Bristol and Clifton Golf club and am an avid follower of any sport. I am especially interested in rugby, golf and cricket. My other major interests are travelling and music.

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Mr Paul Sylvester

Mr Paul Sylvester General surgery Consultant, Bristol, private hospital specialist.

New treatment for haemorrhoids offered by Mr Sylvester:




HALO (Haemorrhoid Artery Ligation Operation) is a new procedure for the treatment of haemorrhoids (bleeding and prolapse). This procedure is particularly effective for patients who have tried banding in the first instance and treatment has been unsuccessful.


HALO is a relatively short and quick procedure and allows the patient to be discharged on the same day. The procedure usually involves a general anaesthetic but does not surgically remove the haemorrhoids, unlike conventional treatments such as a haemorrhoidectomy. The procedure is relatively pain free compared to surgical removal.


HALO  involves using a Doppler ultrasound device to locate the arteries supplying the haemorrhoids and allows the surgeon to place a stitch around the artery, cutting off the blood supply.


The procedure has a high success rate as the haemorrhoids eventually shrink away and symptoms resolve. Most patients are back to work within 72 hours after the procedure reporting little discomfort or pain.


For more information call 0117 317 1305

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