Mr James Horwood

Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgeon

MB BS, FRCS, Msc, Dip Med ed

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I graduated from University College Hospital, London and subsequently undertook surgical training in South West England, Southampton, Edinburgh, Wales and Australia. I obtained sub specialty training in colorectal surgery from Cardiff and was appointed as the overseas minimally invasive colorectal fellow at the Royal Brisbane Hospital Queensland in 2012-13. I have been a consultant colorectal surgeon at University Hospital of Wales since 2013. I hold a postgraduate qualification in medical education and enjoy training junior doctors in the art of surgery and encouraging and developing technological surgical advances.

My clinical interests are in all aspects of coloproctology, minimal access surgery, surgery for colorectal cancer, diverticular disease and inflammatory bowel diseases.

I am clinical lecturer to Cardiff University School of Medicine.


Treatment information

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

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery
  • Coloproctology
  • Colorectal cancer surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Haemorrhoidal disease
  • Hernia surgery

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Colorectal surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

Qualification and professional memberships

MB BS / University College Hospital, London / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2010
Fellow Royal College of Surgeons of England

Professional memberships

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Academy of Medical Educators

Current NHS posts

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

Clinical Lecturer, University of Cardiff School of Medicine.

Personal profile

I enjoy mountaineering, having acted as an expedition doctor on three summit trips to Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. I live in Cardiff with my wife and enjoy the fantastic quality of life in South Wales.

Contact information

Telephone 029 2073 6011