Consultant Profile

Mrs Alys Morris

Mrs Alys Morris MS, FRCS(Gen Surg)
Practicing at:
Spire Sussex Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Coloproctology
    • Colorectal surgery
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Laparoscopic surgery
    • Minimal access surgery
Special clinical interests:

Surgery for rectal prolapse
Surgery for evacuatory dysfunction
Functional bowel disorders
Advanced laparoscopic surgery
Bowel cancer surgery
Surgery for inflammatory bowel disease

Research interests:

Surgical training and education
Quality and outcomes of surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant General, Colorectal and Laparoscopic surgeon and Surgical Lead for Clinical Governance, East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust.

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

General Medical Council
Medical Defence Union

Contact Details 
Private secretary:
Wez Ripley
Private secretary telephone number:
01424 757458
Private secretary fax:
01424 757453
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mrs Alys Morris is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at the East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust and Spire Sussex Hospital.

Mrs Morris graduated from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, University of London. She completed basic surgical training in the South West Thames region prior to embarking on a period of research at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Imperial College London. Her research focused on novel laboratory techniques to improve the early detection of bowel cancer and her work has been presented to many learned societies, both nationally and internationally Mrs Morris was awarded an MS (Master of Surgery) degree from the University of London for her research work.

Mrs Morris completed  6 years of Higher Surgical training on the North West Thames rotation, one of the the most competitive and highly-regarded training programmes in the UK. She was trained in laparoscopic general and colorectal surgical techniques from the outset of her higher training. The final 2 years of the programme were undertaken in colorectal units in London teaching hospitals.  The culmination of her training was 6 months spent as a Resident Surgical officer at St Marks Hospital, an internationally renowned centre for bowel disorders, generally considered to be a "finishing school" for colorectal surgeons.

Mrs Morris' clinical practice includes all aspects of general and colorectal surgery including advanced laparoscopic techniques for hernia, gallbladder and colorectal cancer surgery. She has developed a sub-specialty interest in disorders of the pelvic floor including rectal prolapse, difficulties with evacuation of stool and faecal incontinence.

Personal profile:

Mrs Morris is married with two sons Most of her spare time is devoted to the boys' activities in rugby and drama.  After relocating to East Sussex from South London, the family are thoroughly enjoying life near the coast. 

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