Mr Ciaran Walsh

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

MB. BSc, MCh, FRCSI, FRCS (Gen Surg)

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I have been a consultant surgeon for 21 years. I am a recent past president of the Liverpool and North West Surgical Society.

I was appointed as a consultant colorectal and general surgeon on the Wirral in 1998. I have a major interest in inflammatory bowel disease and surgical nutrition as well as hernia surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction. I perform a full range of colorectal procedures and anorectal surgery for fissures, fistula and haemorrhoids as well as surgery for colorectal cancer and diverticula disease.

A graduate and fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, I carried out surgical research in the USA before training in London and Cambridge. I won a one year clinical fellowship in colorectal surgery at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, Ohio before returning to the UK to take up my consultancy.

I am a past President of the Royal Society of Medicine section of coloproctology and was on the Executive of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland for whom I chaired the multidisciplinary clinical committee.

I teach hernia surgery nationally and internationally. I am an invited lecturer on many different topics in colorectal, general and hernia surgery.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ciaran Walsh at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Bowel cancer treatment
  • Crohn's disease surgery
  • Diverticular disease surgery
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Hernia surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease surgery
  • Rectal bleeding treatment
  • Rectal cancer treatment
  • Sigmoidoscopy

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Additional information

General surgery

Special clinical interests: Full range of colorectal surgery and hernia surgery, including bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel disease surgery. I have a particular interest in ano rectal surgery and in particular fistula in ano. Major interest in hernia surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction.

MB / Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin / 1984
Bachelor of Medicine

BSc / University College, Dublin / 1987
Bachelor of Science

MCh / University College, Dublin / 1990
Master of Surgery

FRCSI / Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland / 1987
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

FRCS (Gen Surg) / Dublin, Ireland / 1994
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Professional memberships

Association of Coloproctology of GB & I

British Hernia Society

European Hernia Society

Royal Society of Medicine

Professional leadership

Past President Liverpool Society of Surgeons
Past President Royal Society of Medicine Coloproctology
Previous Council and Executive Member of Association of Coloproctology

My recent publications are varied and include the national small bowel obstruction audit, the ACPGBI position statement on surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease, a further paper on the initial UK experience of a particular hernia repair technique which has become very popular for complex hernias and an invited review article for the British Journal of General Practice on rectal bleeding.

I am a journal reviewer for four peer review journals in hernia surgery and coloproctology.


Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Wirral Hospitals NHS Trust

Telephone 0151 929 5408
Private secretary Katheryn Gladding
Private secretary telephone 07595 979 252
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