Mr Haytham Sumrien

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon


"The facilities in Spire are great. Care is all patient centred and the staff are very supportive and helpful."

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I have more than 15 years experience in general surgery. I have great experience in laparoscopic colorectal/minimal access surgery. I am the lead for colorectal surgery in Southmead Hospital. 

My training included a fellowship in cancer surgery. I am a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, The Association of Coloproctology in Great Britain and Ireland, The Joint Advisory Group for Endoscopy and the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery. My experience includes all aspects of colorectal cancer surgery, benign colorectal surgery for diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, (Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis ) in addition to endoscopy, transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) for low rectal polyps and cancers. I published the first Bristol series in minimally invasive surgery for low rectal lesions I have lots of experience in proctology, including perianal diseases like surgery for piles, anal fistula skin tags, treatment of anal fissures and Pilonidal sinus disease. I perform all types of hernia surgery.

I performed a large number of colorectal resection, hernia operations and proctology cases like anal fistulae, haemorrhoidectomies, surgery for pilonidal sinus. I performed more than 2,000 endoscopic procedures (Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopies).

I am the lead for colorectal surgery in North Bristol NHS Former lead for Clinical governance for surgery North Bristol Former lead for clinical Audit for surgery in North Bristol Former lead for thrombosis for Surgery in North Bristol Member of The CAG (Clinical Advisory Group) Educational and clinical supervisor for surgical trainees

I was an Investigator of a Comparative Study Of Titanium Staples And Prolene Sutures For Securing The Mesh In Lichtenstein’s Tension Free Inguinal Hernia Repair - Prospective Randomised Controlled Single Blinded Pilot Study. I published multiple articles in colorectal and general surgery in peer review journals.

Lead for colorectal surgery at Southmead Hospital.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Haytham Sumrien at Spire include:


Other treatments

Bowel cancer, bowel disease, coloproctocology, endoscopy, gastroenterology, gastrointestinal cancer, gastrointestinal surgery, general surgery, inflammatory bowel disease

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Clinical interests

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Gastrointestinal surgery
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease
Motility disorder

Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS, Master Degree in General Surgery, MS, FRCS / Jordan University of Science and Technology / 1998
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ASCPGBI)

European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)



Professional leadership

Lead for colorectal surgery in North Bristol NHS
Former lead for clinical governance in North Bristol NHS

Research and publications

The use of a negative pressure wound management system in perineal wound closure after Extralevator abdominoperineal excison for low rectal cancer.
H Sumrien, Tec Coloproctol(2016) 20:627-631.
Journal of Techniques of coloproctology


Feasibility of Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS ) for Rectal Tumours and its impact on Quality of Life. Sumrien H , Anticancer Res. 2016 Apr;36(4):2005-9
April 2016

Current NHS posts

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS

Personal profile

I am a father of three children. I spend my quality time with the family.

Contact information

Telephone 0787 758 6835
Private secretary Faye Dunn
Private secretary telephone 0117 980 4075
Private secretary email