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Mr Justin Davies

Mr Justin Davies

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon
MA MB MChir LRCP FRCS (Gen Surg) EBSQ (Coloproctology)

Practising at

Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Justin Davies at Spire include:

General surgery

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Professional profile

I started as a Consultant Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 2007, and have a busy NHS practice in the Cambridge Colorectal Unit where I am Clinical Director for Digestive Diseases. I consult with patients privately at the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, and offer outpatient consultations during the evening or the working day. I have a particular interest in the minimally invasive treatments of haemorrhoids (piles), colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and diverticular disease.

I treat patients with all colorectal conditions. I have published extensively on the management of haemorrhoids (piles), and have a particular interest and expertise in the modern treatment of haemorrhoids, establishing the Cambridge Haemorrhoid Centre. Haemorrhoid treatments include the minimally invasive Doppler-guided haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HALO), also known as transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialisation (THD). This technique is associated with minimal discomfort afterwards and a fast return to normal activities. I have presented my experience of this technique at international meetings, and have now performed over 150 HALO/THD procedures with published results. I am an experienced endoscopist, and regularly perform colonoscopy for investigation of rectal bleeding or a change in bowel habit. I am a fully trained, specialist surgeon in the use of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) and diverticular disease. This approach has the advantages of smaller scars, less pain, a quicker recovery with less time in hospital and a faster return to normal activities/work. It is likely to result in fewer adhesions (scar tissue) inside the abdomen as well as fewer wound complications (infection, hernias). My results have been published, as well as presented in the UK and internationally. My general surgery practice is intentionally limited to the open repair of groin (inguinal/femoral) and abdominal wall (incisional) hernias.

I hold the position of Clinical Director of Digestive Diseases at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. I am a member of Council and Executive Council of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, a member of Council of the Royal Society of Medicine Section of Coloproctology, and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. I am the the recipient of a Bronze National Clinical Excellence Award in recognition of my services to the NHS.


Clinical Interests


Modern treatment of haemorrhoids, including doppler guided haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HALO/THD). Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for colorectal (bowel) cancer, diverticular disease and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis).

Private contact details

Telephone 01223 266990
Email justin.davies@uk-consultants.co.uk
Private secretary Wendy Dixon
Private secretary telephone 01223 516600
Private secretary email wendy@cambridgemedicalconsultants.co.uk
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Qualification and professional memberships

MA / Cambridge / 1996
Master of Arts

MB / Cambridge / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2003
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons

MChir / Cambridge / 2003
Master of Surgery

FRCS (Gen Surg) / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2006
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons
Specialist qualification in General Surgery, allowing entry to the GMC Specialist Register 2006

EBSQ (Coloproctology) / . / 2007
European Board of Surgery Qualification in Colorectal Surgery


Professional memberships

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Royal Society of Medicine


Professional leadership

Clinical Director of Digestive Diseases at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

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Current NHS posts

Colorectal and General Surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

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Research and Publication

I maintain an active research programme, particularly in relation to the outcomes of surgery for colorectal cancer, anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and minimally invasive haemorrhoid treatments. I continue to audit my work, presenting at national and international meetings. In addition, I publish regularly in peer-review journals, am the co-editor of a book published by Cambridge University Press in 2014 entitled "A Surgeon's Guide to Anaesthesia and Peri-operative Care" and am often invited to lecture both in the UK and abroad.


Articles

A Surgeon's Guide to Anaesthesia and Peri-operative Care

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Personal Profile

My main interests have always been sporting, particularly rugby union. I won my Cambridge Blue in 1994, playing scrum-half for the winning Cambridge University side in the Varsity Match at Twickenham. I made over 50 appearances for The Blues, and won LX Club Colours and Under 21 Colours, captaining all sides including The Blues. At school, I represented England Schools 18 Group.

I now enjoy coaching junior rugby, playing golf as a member at Gog Magog Golf Club and spending time with my wife and 2 sons.

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