Consultant Profile

Mr James Arbuckle

Mr James Arbuckle  BSc MB BS MS FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Coloproctology
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Oncology
    • Bowel Cancer
Special clinical interests:

Colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, laparoscopic surgery, coloproctology, gastro-intestinal cancer and hernia repairs.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Watford General Hospital
Honourary Consultant Surgeon University College Hospital, London

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

Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
European Crohn´s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8901 5555
Private secretary:
Ann Lamey
Private secretary telephone number:
07898 633785
Tuesday morning
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Arbuckle graduated from St Mary’s Hospital medical school in London in 1994. After basic surgical training at St Mary’s, he trained as a registrar in the North West Thames Region. His training was completed with the London Colorectal Fellowship at University College Hospital and St Thomas’s Hospital.

Mr Arbuckle was appointed Consultant Colorectal and General surgeon in the NHS at Watford General Hospital in 2009. His main colorectal interests are in colorectal cancer surgery and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis). He performs laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, combined with a recently introduced enhanced recovery pathway to safely accelerate the recovery period to minimise the effects of major surgery on normal bodily function. He is a surgical lead for inflammatory bowel disease and is heavily involved in its delivery.

He has trained in various techniques of haemorrhoid surgery, anal fissure treatments and fistula surgery. He also practices hernia repairs.

Personal profile:

I live with my young family in St Albans. In my spare time I enjoy music, and play the piano regularly. I am a keen sports fan, particularly rugby and motor racing.

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Mr James Arbuckle

Mr James Arbuckle  General surgery & Oncology Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

AXA PPP Healthcare web chat with Mr James Arbuckle

Click to read the transcript of the bowel cancer awareness web chat

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