Mr James Arbuckle
Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon
BSc, MB BS, MS FRCS
I graduated from St Mary’s Hospital medical school in London in 1994. After basic surgical training at St Mary’s, I trained as a registrar in the North West Thames Region. My training was completed with the London Colorectal Fellowship at University College Hospital and St Thomas’s Hospital.
I was appointed Consultant Colorectal and General surgeon in the NHS at Watford General Hospital in 2009. My main colorectal interests are in colorectal cancer surgery and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis). I perform 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. I am a surgical lead for inflammatory bowel disease and is heavily involved in its delivery.
I have trained in various techniques of haemorrhoid surgery, anal fissure treatments and fistula surgery. I also practice hernia repairs.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr James Arbuckle at Spire include:
Colorectal surgery, coloproctology, gastrointestinal cancer, hernia repairs, laparoscopic surgery, inflammatory bowel disease.
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Bushey Hospital.
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)
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.