Mr James Hollingshead

Consultant General Surgeon

MB BS MSc FRCS(GenSurg)


Specialises in

  • Colonoscopy
  • Coloproctology
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Hernia repair surgery

I am a consultant colorectal and general surgeon, specialising in laparoscopic (keyhole) procedures. I studied medicine at Oxford University and Guy’s and St Thomas’ medical schools, qualifying in 2002. I work in the NHS at Watford General Hospital, St Albans City Hospital, and Hemel Hempstead General hopsital.

I specialise in diagnosis and treatment of abdominal and perianal conditions, including hernias, bowel cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, and haemorrhoids. Where patients require surgery, I have a particular focus on rapid recovery from surgery, carrying out the overwhelming majority of my major abdominal operations with a keyhole (laparoscopic) technique and using enhanced recovery programs. With these techniques many of my patients are ready and happy to go home within two to five days, even after major bowel operations, with a much earlier return to work and other activities. All but the most complex hernia operations are carried out as day case procedures.

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General Medical Council Number: C6054562

Treatment information

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

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Clinical interests

Colonoscopy
Coloproctology
Colorectal surgery
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery

Current NHS posts

Watford General Hospital, St Albans City Hospital, Hemel Hempstead General Hospital

Contact information

Telephone 0208 901 5555
Private secretary Maxine Steinberg
Private secretary telephone 0786 454 5627
Private secretary email maxine@jhmedical.co.uk