Mr James Mander

Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MBBS, MS, FRCS, MS, FRCS (Gen)

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I was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in The Edinburgh Colorectal Unit in 2002 and have been the Lead Clinician of the Unit since 2004. I qualified from St Thomas' Hospital in London and trained in General Surgery and Coloproctology in London and the South East. I undertook a 15 month fellowship in Advanced Colorectal Surgery and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery in Sydney and Brisbane prior to coming to Edinburgh.My practice encompasses all areas of colorectal surgery. The only General surgical procedures I undertake are hernia surgery and the removal of minor skin lumps.I work in Spire Shawfair Park's endoscopy suite which holds JAG accreditation.I have a particular interest in colonoscopy, day case and minimal access surgery, colorectal cancer screening and treatment as well as the treatment of functional and inflammatory bowel disease.

Treatment information

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


Other treatments

General surgery:

  • Coloproctology
  • Colorectal surgery

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Colorectal surgery
Hernia repair surgery

Special Clinical Interests: Colorectal cancer; Constipation; Incontinence; Haemorrhoids; Prolapse.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Surgeons

British Medical Association

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Edinburgh Colorectal Specialists LLP

Research and publications

Pathophysiology and treatment of incontinence. Colorectal cancer. Functional Bowel Disorder. Hospital Acquired Infection.

Current NHS posts

Consultant Surgeon and Lead Clinician, Edinburgh Colorectal Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.

Personal profile

I have three small children and therefore have limited time to indulge my passion for tennis, skiing, rugby, cooking and opera.

Contact information

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Private secretary Kath Campbell - Telephone: 01506 524027 or 07707 526939
Private secretary email