Mr Nicholas Reay-Jones

Consultant General Surgeon & Specialist Coloproctologist

BSc, MBBS, MS, FRCS (Gen Surg)


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I am a specialist in the surgical treatment of all diseases of the colon and rectum: cancer, diverticular, Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. I am an expert in laparoscopic surgery for bowel problems, and manage anorectal problems such as haemorrhoids, fissure, fistula and pilonidal sinus. As part of general surgery, I treat gallstones and hernias. I perform lower gastro-intestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy, as part of the investigation of bowel symptoms.

I have been a Consultant Surgeon since 2002. My specialist interest is colorectal surgery with specialist expertise in laparoscopic colon and rectum operations. I participate in the emergency on-call rota at the Lister hospital as part of the general surgery team. I am a faculty member at the Iceni centre in Colchester where I teach laparoscopic colorectal surgery to senior surgical trainees. I have a fellow attached to my surgical team specifically to be trained in laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Nicholas Reay-Jones at Spire include:

General surgery

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Clinical interests

Colorectal surgery
Coloproctology
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery

Special clinical interests: Bowel cancer, diverticular, crohn's and colitis, laparoscopic surgery, gall bladder, hernia, haemorrhoids and other anal problems.

Qualification and professional memberships

University of London / BSc (Hons) First / 1989
Awarded for a one year period of research into the mechanism of pain during undergraduate medical training.

MBBS / University of London / 1990
Awarded at the end of medical training.

MS / University of London / 2003
Awarded after a 2 year period of research into biomechanical properties of pelvic floor tissue culminating in writing of thesis.

FRCS / London / 1995
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England - awarded after postgraduate study.

FRCS (Gen Surg) / London / 2001
Intercollegiate exit examination awarded after further examination before gaining Certificate of Completion of Surgical training and taking up consultant appointment


Professional memberships

Association of Surgeons of England

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Laparoscopic surgeons

St Marks Association


Professional leadership

Lead for Colorectal Multi-Disciplinary Team at East and North Herts Trust
General Surgery representative for the Medical Advisory Committee Spire Harpenden

Current NHS posts

East and North Herts NHS Trust

Faculty at Iceni Centre Colchester (Laparoscopic Colorectal Training)

Personal profile

When not working I enjoy time on the golf course with my wife and son, or going to watch my daughter performing in her latest school production.

I enjoy snow skiing and the whole family enjoy water-skiing in the summer. I have run the London marathon twice raising £10,000 pounds for a local hospice and a children's charity.

Contact information

Telephone 0800 585 112
Website http://www.colorectal.co.uk
Private secretary Karen Bridden
Private secretary telephone 07887 531 020
Private secretary fax 01462 441 224
Private secretary email kbridden@yahoo.co.uk