Mr James Horwood

Mr James Horwood

Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgeon

MB BS, FRCS, Msc, Dip Med ed

Specialises in

  • Colonoscopy
  • Hernia surgery
  • Bowel surgery
  • Colostomy and Ileostomy

Also available for:

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Currently I am the lead surgeon for the Colorectal Surgical Department at University Hospital of Wales, servicing the population of Cardiff and the Vale and providing specialist services for the wider South Wales area. In addition, I am the Colorectal Cancer Lead Clinician for the health board.

I have a particular interest and expertise in minimally invasive surgical approaches to colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Treatment options for haemorrhoidal disease and abdominal hernia have also interested me for a number of years.

I graduated in 2002 from University College Hospital, London, and subsequently undertook extensive surgical training in South West England, Southampton, Edinburgh, Wales and Australia. I obtained sub-specialty training in laparoscopic colorectal surgery from Cardiff and was appointed as the Overseas Minimally Invasive Colorectal Fellow at the Royal Brisbane Hospital Queensland in 2012-13. I have been a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at University Hospital of Wales since 2013.

I hold a postgraduate qualification in Medical Education and enjoy training junior doctors in the art of surgery and encouraging and developing technological surgical advances.

I am Clinical Lecturer to Cardiff University School of Medicine.


General Medical Council Number: 6055364

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr James Horwood at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Coloproctology
  • Colorectal cancer surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Haemorrhoidal disease
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery

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Additional information

Colorectal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

MB BS / University College Hospital, London / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2010
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England

Professional memberships

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Academy of Medical Educators

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Clinical Lecturer, University of Cardiff School of Medicine

I enjoy mountaineering, having acted as an expedition doctor on three summit trips to Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. I live in Cardiff with my wife and enjoy the fantastic quality of life in South Wales.

Telephone 029 2073 6011
Private secretary Kate White
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