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Mr Ben Hornung

Mr Ben Hornung

Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon
MD, FRCS

Practising at

Spire Manchester Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ben Hornung at Spire include:

Colorectal surgery

Other treatments

Abdominal pain
All types of hernias
Appendicectomy
Bowel Incontinence
Change in bowel habit
Diverticular disease
Functional bowel disease
Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy
Haemorrhoids – banding, HALO, haemorrhoidectomy
Ileostomy/Colostomy
Inflammatory bowel disease
Irritable bowel syndrome
Pelvic floor conditions
Pilonidal sinus
Rectal bleeding
Small and large bowel resection
Skin lumps and bumps

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary, a tertiary referral centre and one the UK’s leading NHS trusts. After qualifying in 2003 and completing my basic surgical training in Yorkshire, I undertook a period of clinical research at the University Hospital of South Manchester investigating the pathophysiology of pelvic floor pathology.

I then completed my higher surgical training in the northwest, gaining expertise in general and colorectal surgery at all the major tertiary centres. My specialist interest is in minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery and I undertook a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery in Yorkshire prior to taking up my consultant post.

I have published widely and presented at both national and international meetings. I am actively involved in research and recruit patients to a number of national multicentre clinical trials.

My aim is to deliver patient centred care, building a relationship based on trust and clear communication. I offer best surgical management founded on evidence based practice for general and colorectal surgical conditions including haemorrhoids, anal fissure/fistula, pilonidal sinus, hernias, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, change in bowel habit, inflammatory bowel disease, functional bowel disease, diverticular disease and bowel cancer.

Clinical Interests

Colorectal surgery
Endoscopy
General surgery
Laparoscopic surgery

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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc (Hons) Anatomy / University of Leeds / 2001
Bachelor of Science

MBChB / University of Leeds / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

MD / University of Manchester / 2013
Doctor of Medicine

FRCS / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2015
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England


Professional memberships

The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland
General Medical Council

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Current NHS posts

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

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Personal Profile

Away from work I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my family. I enjoy most sports, particularly tennis and rugby and help out coaching my son’s junior rugby team on a Sunday. I am also a keen skier and fair weather windsurfer.

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Private contact details

Telephone Self-pay; 0161 825 9356