Mr James Arbuckle

Mr James Arbuckle

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

Practising at

Spire Bushey Hospital

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Treatment information

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

General surgery

Other treatments

Colorectal surgery, coloproctology, gastrointestinal cancer, hernia repairs, laparoscopic surgery, inflammatory bowel disease.

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Professional profile

Mr Arbuckle graduated from St Mary’s Hospital medical school in London in 1994. After basic surgical training at St Mary’s, he trained as a registrar in the North West Thames Region. His training was completed with the London Colorectal Fellowship at University College Hospital and St Thomas’s Hospital.

Mr Arbuckle was appointed Consultant Colorectal and General surgeon in the NHS at Watford General Hospital in 2009. His main colorectal interests are in colorectal cancer surgery and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis). He performs laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, combined with a recently introduced enhanced recovery pathway to safely accelerate the recovery period to minimise the effects of major surgery on normal bodily function. He is a surgical lead for inflammatory bowel disease and is heavily involved in its delivery.

He has trained in various techniques of haemorrhoid surgery, anal fissure treatments and fistula surgery. He also practices hernia repairs.

Clinical Interests

Bowel cancer
Colorectal surgery
Gastrointestinal surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

Colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, laparoscopic surgery, coloproctology, gastro-intestinal cancer and hernia repairs.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
European Crohn´s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Watford General Hospital

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Personal Profile

I live with my young family in St Albans. In my spare time I enjoy music, and play the piano regularly. I am a keen sports fan, particularly rugby and motor racing.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0208 901 5555
Private secretary Ann Lamey
Private secretary telephone 0789 863 3785
Private secretary email