Mr James Ansell
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
MB BCh, BSc, MD, PG Cert, FRCS
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. I therefore, have excellent experience of treating complex colorectal problems using laparoscopic (keyhole) and Robotic Colorectal Surgery. 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 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 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.
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr James Ansell at Spire include:
Spire Cardiff Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
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
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)
I enjoy spending my spare time with my wife and daughter, my hobbies include sailing and running.