Consultant Profile

Mr Justin Davies

Mr Justin Davies MA MB MChir LRCP FRCS (Gen Surg) EBSQ (Coloproctology)
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Coloproctology
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
Special clinical interests:

Modern treatment of haemorrhoids, including doppler guided haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HAL/THD).

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:
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

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01223 266990
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I am a specialist Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Clinical Director of Digestive Diseases at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. I have a particular interest in the modern treatment of haemorrhoids, including haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HALO/THD). This is a minimally invasive technique that is associated with minimal post-operative discomfort and a fast return to normal activities, as it avoids painful cuts being made.

I specialise in the use of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for the treatment of colorectal (bowel) cancer, diverticular disease and inflammatory bowel disease, having trained 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, 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 and abdominal wall hernias.

I am a member of Council of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, a member of Council of the Royal Society of Medicine Section of Coloproctology, and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. I maintain an active research programme, and have published over 50 research articles (including publications in prestigious journals such as the Lancet and Nature Reviews Cancer) and book chapters, and recently edited a textbook for trainee surgeons . I have been awarded several research prizes (including the Patey Prize and John of Arderne Medal) and travelling fellowships.I am fully committed to training future generations of surgeons, and am an Educational and Clinical Supervisor for surgical trainees. I am the current Chair of Education and Training for the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, and have served as a Programme Director for Core Surgical Training. 

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.

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Mr Justin Davies

Cambridge Haemorrhoid Centre

At the Cambridge Haemorrhoid Centre we look after patients who have the often painful, embarrassing and uncomfortable condition of haemorrhoids (piles), and offer a full range of treatments. These include the latest and most sought-after minimally invasive procedure, known as THD/HALO. Our fully integrated private service treats patients with haemorrhoids from all over the UK and abroad. Click here to read more

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