Mr Ben Hornung

Mr Ben Hornung

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anal disorders
  • Bowel problems
  • Hernias
  • Colon and rectal cancer

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I am a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon and the lead for colorectal cancer at Manchester Royal Infirmary, a tertiary referral centre and one of the UK's leading NHS trusts. After qualifying in 2003 and completing my basic surgical training in Yorkshire, I undertook a period of clinical research at the University Hospital of South Manchester investigating the pathophysiology of pelvic floor pathology.

I then completed my higher surgical training in the North West, gaining expertise in general and colorectal surgery at all the major tertiary centres. My specialist interest is in minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery and I undertook a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery in Yorkshire prior to taking up my consultant post.

I have published widely and presented at both national and international meetings. I am actively involved in research and recruit patients to a number of national multicentre clinical trials.

My aim is to deliver patient-centred care, building a relationship based on trust and clear communication. I offer best surgical management founded on evidence based practice for general and colorectal surgical conditions including haemorrhoids, anal fissure/fistula, pilonidal sinus, hernias, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, change in bowel habit, inflammatory bowel disease, functional bowel disease, diverticular disease and bowel cancer.


General Medical Council Number: 6073411

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ben Hornung at Spire include:

Colorectal surgery

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Abdominal pain
  • All types of hernias
  • Appendicectomy
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Diverticular disease
  • Functional bowel disease
  • Haemorrhoids – banding, HALO, haemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileostomy/Colostomy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pelvic floor conditions
  • Pilonidal sinus
  • Rafaelo
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Small and large bowel resection
  • Skin lumps and bumps

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Additional information

Colorectal surgery
General surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

BSc (Hons) Anatomy / University of Leeds / 2001
Bachelor of Science

MBChB / University of Leeds / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

MD / University of Manchester / 2013
Doctor of Medicine

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2015
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Professional memberships

The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland

General Medical Council

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Away from work I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my family. I enjoy most sports, particularly tennis and rugby and help out coaching my son’s junior rugby team on a Sunday. I am also a keen skier and fair weather windsurfer.

Telephone Self Pay Enquiries: 0161 447 6700 / Insured Enquiries: 0161 447 6600
Private secretary Jane Newbery
Private secretary telephone 0161 495 6148