Midlands Bowel Centre

Spire Parkway Hospital

1 Damson Parkway, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 2PP

Mr Douglas Bowley, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

  • MBBS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen Surg)

    General surgery
    Colorectal surgery

    Special clinical interests
    Colorectal surgery
    General paediatric surgery
    Bowel cancer surgery
    Inflammatory bowel disease
    Laparoscopic colorectal surgery (in selected cases)
    Diagnostic & therapeutic colonoscopy
    Anal surgery
    Pelvic floor dysfunction

    Research interests
    Colorectal Cancer
    Military Surgery

    Current NHS and /or university posts
    Consultant Surgeon, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
    Senior Lecturer, Academic Department of Millitary Surgery & Trauma, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham

    Year of first medical qualification

    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies
    Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland


    Professional profile
    Mr Bowley is a consultant general surgeon at The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and a 
    Senior Lecturer in the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine. He qualified in 1990 at St Thomas’s Hospital, London. After house-jobs and an Emergency Medicine post he was a Regimental Medical Officer with the Parachute Regiment for two years. He has subsequently enjoyed a broad training in general surgery and trauma both within the UK overseas. Mr Bowley has undertaken colorectal sub-speciality training at Oxford and St Mark’s Hospital in London. He was appointed as a consultant surgeon in 2005.

    His special interests cover the range of general, colorectal surgery and general paediatric surgery. He is a serving member of Her Majesty’s Defence Medical Services and regularly deploys in surgical support of UK armed forces. He has an extensive experience of both military and civilian trauma. Mr Bowley has an active interest in clinical research and has published a dozen book chapters and more than 60 research papers. He is on the teaching faculty for a number of postgraduate medical courses and is part of the steering Committee of the Definitive Surgical Trauma Skills Course of the Royal College of Surgeons.

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