Mr James Ansell

Mr James Ansell

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

MB BCh, BSc, MD, PG Cert, FRCS

Specialises in

  • Bowel surgery
  • Colostomy and ileostomy
  • Colorectal surgery
  • General surgery

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I perform diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy and manage anal problems such as fissure, anal fistula, skin tags and haemorrhoids. In my General Surgery practice, I undertake abdominal, inguinal (groin) and femoral hernia repairs and remove skin lesions such as cysts/ lipomas. I have excellent experience of treating complex colorectal problems using laparoscopic (keyhole) and Robotic Colorectal Surgery.

My special interests cover all aspects of Colorectal and General Surgery. Specifically, I have excellent experience of treating bowel cancer, diverticular disease, and inflammatory bowel disease.

I graduated from Cardiff University, School of Medicine in 2006 and completed my surgical training in Bristol and Cardiff. Following this, I spent a year working at the Mayo Clinic, USA. This is a world-renowned institution and is considered to be the number one hospital in North America for the treatment of Gastrointestinal disease. During training I received a graduate research MD from the Royal College of Surgeons of England for work in surgical simulation and was awarded a Medical Doctorate (MD) for this work.

My research interests are focussed on colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and surgical training. I have published numerous (>50) articles and have presented widely on national and international forums.


General Medical Council Number: C6144267

Treatment information

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


General surgery

Other treatments

  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Diagnostic colonoscopy and polypectomy
  • General surgery; hernias, skin lesions
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Proctology; perianal abscess, fistula in ano, anal fissure, skin tags and haemorrhoids

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Additional information

Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Gastrointestinal surgery
Inflammatory bowel disease
Colorectal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Minimal access surgery

MB BCh / Cardiff University / 2004
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MB BCh is a degree given to doctors who have completed their medical school training

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon of England (RCS Eng)

Specialist Register General Medical Council (GMC)

Member of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALS GBI)

Member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACP GBI)

University Hospital of Wales

I enjoy spending my spare time with my wife and daughter, my hobbies include sailing and running.

Private secretary Tracy Gibbs
Private secretary telephone 02920 542574
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