Mr Nicholas Julian Holford (Julian) Sturt

Mr Nicholas Julian Holford (Julian) Sturt

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

BSc MB BS MD FRCS (Gen Surg)

"I enjoy working in such a friendly and collaborative environment where the staff all work together so hard to do the best for our patients."

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I have been a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at Southend Hospital for over 12 years and I have extensive experience in the investigation and treatment of a range of bowel conditions and hernias.

I specialise in general and colorectal surgery with a particular expertise in the diagnosis and management of bowel cancer, abdominal wall hernias and bowel problems after radiotherapy.

I trained at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in London, then as a surgeon in North East London and Essex. I spent a period of research at St Mark's Hospital in Harrow and gained a doctorate in the study of familial forms of bowel cancer. 

I have developed a specialist interest in the management of patients with bowel problems after receiving pelvic radiotherapy for cancer, seeing patients from across Essex with this condition.

I have extensive experience in diagnostic endoscopy, having carried out in excess of 1,500 gastroscopy and colonoscopy procedures. I have performed around 400 laparoscopic (keyhole) bowel cancer operations and around the same number of hernia repairs including complex hernias of the abdominal wall. I also have extensive experience of surgery for anal conditions such haemorrhoids, fissures and fistulas.

I am the chair of the Southend Hospital Colorectal Cancer Multidisciplinary meeting, making key decisions on the treatment of patients diagnosed with bowel cancer.

I am the educational and clinical supervisor to a number of junior doctors and am passionate about the training of tomorrow's surgeons. I am also the President of the South Essex and East London Ileostomy association, supporting patients with stomas.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Nicholas Julian Holford (Julian) Sturt at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

I have a specialist interest in the management of patients with bowel issues which follow pelvic radiotherapy for cancer.

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Additional information

MB BS / Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, University of London / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
This is the medical degree given to doctors at the completion of their training

Professional memberships

Member of the British Medical Association

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Professional leadership

I am the chair of the Colorectal Cancer multidisciplinary meeting at Southend Hospital

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Southend University Hospital, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

Private secretary Lynne Richards
Private secretary telephone 01245 400993