Mr James Hollingshead
Consultant General Surgeon
MB BS MSc FRCS(GenSurg)
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 programmes. 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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr James Hollingshead at Spire include:
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Watford General Hospital, St Albans City Hospital, Hemel Hempstead General Hospital