Consultant Profile

Miss Nicola Fearnhead

Miss Nicola Fearnhead BM BCh MA FRCS
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Coloproctology
    • Colorectal surgery
Special clinical interests:

Colorectal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease
Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
Pelvic floor dysfunction
Anorectal disorders
Feacal Incontinence
Family history screening
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS)
Modern treatment of haemorrhoids, including doppler guided haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HAL/THD).

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Addenbrookes Hospital

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

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng)
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Royal Society of Medicine
Medical Defence Union

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01223 266990
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Miss Nicola Fearnhead completed her preclinical training at Pembroke College, Cambridge before going on to Merton College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar for her clinical training. SHO posts were undertaken at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol followed by Specialist Registrar training in the Oxford Region, achieving CCST in 2004. She spent 2005 at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, USA, as the International Fellow in Advanced Colorectal Surgery. She works in the NHS as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Her major scientific research interest is in genetic predisposition to colorectal cancer in the general population. Clinical interests include all aspects of colorectal surgery, including colorectal cancer, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, minimally invasive surgery for early rectal cancer (TEMS), pelvic floor disorders, colonoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, bowel cancer screening and anorectal disorders. She is part of the Multidisciplinary Pelvic Floor Team at Addenbrooke’s.

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Miss Nicola Fearnhead

Miss Nicola Fearnhead Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

HAL minimally invasive method of treatment for Haemorrhoids

Available at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, Haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HAL), otherwise known as transanal haemorhoidal dearterialization (THD), is a minimally invasive treatment for haemorrhoids and haemorrhoidal prolapse. Click here to read more

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