Consultant Profile

Mr James Wheeler

Mr James Wheeler MB BCh, MD, FRCS, FRCS (Gen Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
Special clinical interests:

Colorectal surgery
General Surgery

  • Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery
  • Family history, screening and genetics of colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Crohns and colitis
  • Diverticular disease
  • Hernia surgery (including keyhole)
  • Endoscopy including advanced colonoscopy and gastroscopy
  • Haemorrhoids and all anorectal problems including fistulae, fissure, incontinence and prolapse
Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

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

Association of Coloproctology of GB & I
Association of Surgeons of GB and I
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Medical Protection Society
Hospital Consultants and Specialist Association
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01223 266990
Weekly Wednesday am/pm
Background Information 
Professional profile:

James Wheeler graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1992. Following early years surgical training in Cardiff, he went on to complete specialist surgical training in Colorectal and General Surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.  He studied colorectal cancer genetics at the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford and was awarded an MD for his worked entitled “Epigenetics, mismatch repair genes and colorectal cancer”.

He was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon at Cheltenham General Hospital in 2003 before taking up his current post at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.

He continues to have several research interests and has published over 50 peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. This research has previously led to the honour of the title of Hunterian Professor by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, together with several prizes including the Gold Medal from the Hunterian Society and the Digestive Disease Foundation “research prize”.

He has a strong background in the training of future surgeons and has held several appointments at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, including the Chair of surgical training committees.

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Mr James Wheeler

Mr James Wheeler General surgery Consultant, Cambridge, private hospital specialist.

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