Condition: Colitis

John Camilleri-Brennan

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

About Mr. Camilleri-Brennan

Mr. Camilleri-Brennan is a General and Colorectal Surgery Consultant, practicing at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirlingshire (NHS Forth Valley), and in the private sector. He is currently the Lead Clinician for Colorectal Cancer at Forth Valley and the former Clinical lead of the Colorectal Cancer Screening Programme. He also holds the Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery position with the University of Glasgow.

In 2022 he was elected Vice-President (Surgical) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.  He held posts as Associate Director of Surgical Examinations, Regional Advisor, and College Tutor within this College.

A graduate of the University of Malta, Mr. Camilleri-Brennan received his postgraduate surgical training primarily in Dundee and Aberdeen. He was awarded a Travelling Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow that enabled him to pursue further studies in colorectal surgery at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. His research on rectal cancer led to a doctorate from the University of Dundee.

Mr. Camilleri-Brennan performs all aspects of general and colorectal surgery, in the particular gall bladder and hernia surgery, surgery for colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, laparoscopic surgery, and surgery for incontinence and pelvic floor disorders (including rectal prolapse and rectocele) especially following childbirth.

He is a Principal Investigator in a number of research projects, has published articles in major surgical journals, co-authored chapters in postgraduate surgical textbooks, and has presented prize-winning papers at many national and international meetings. 

A recognised postgraduate surgical trainer, he is an elected member of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the recipient of the prestigious William Cullen Prize from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in recognition of his and his team’s colorectal expertise.

All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have extensive experience and offer the latest evidence-based techniques in treating all common gut pathologies. Mr. Camilleri-Brennan provides consultation at Kings Park Hospital, Polmaise Road, Sterling FK7 9JH

Initial consultation fees beginning at £200

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    Imran Ghanghro

    Consultant Gastroenterologist

    About Mr. Ghanghro

    Dr. Imran Ghanghro is a well-known Consultant Gastroenterologist practicing at Spire Little Aston. Dr. Ghanghro works at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust where was Leading the GI endoscopy department with the responsibility of safely running endoscopies all across the Trust board at Sandwell and City hospital sites, catering to over half a million population.

    Dr. Ghanghro is an experienced gastroenterologist dealing with common gastroenterological problems including dyspepsia, GI motility disorders, Irritable bowel syndrome, Inflammatory bowel disease, liver and pancreatic diseases, and nutrition-related problems.

    Dr. Ghanghro is an endoscopy trainer teaching and assessing another endoscopists. He is JAG (joint advisory group on GI endoscopy) approved endoscopist and has successfully performed thousands of colonoscopies and upper GI endoscopies. He has a specialist interest in Colon cancer screening and Barrett’s esophagus treatments. Dr. Ghanghro is widely published and is a faculty and leader in JAG endoscopy training courses. He is also an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians.

    Dr. Ghanghro performs bowel cancer screening colonoscopies and removes complex polyp from the colon. Dr. Ghanghro is part of complex polyp MDT with the Trust and advices on the management of complex colonic polyps. Dr. Ghanghro has excellent KPI (key performance indicators) for his endoscopy work and has been performing independent endoscopy procedures for over 10 years.

    Dr. Ghanghro has an interest in education and teaching. He is an endoscopy trainer, as well as a faculty and leads on several national JAG endoscopy training courses.

    All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have extensive experience and offers latest evidence-based techniques in treating common gut pathologies. Dr. Imran Ghanghro provides consultation at Spire Hospital Little Aston, Sutton Coldfield, B75 3UP.

    Initial consultation fees beginning at £200

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      Irshad Shaikh

      Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

      About Mr. Shaikh

      Mr. Irshad Shaikh is an experienced Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon based at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Spire Norwich Hospital. Mr. Shaikh is one of the leading Robotic Colorectal surgeons in all of the UK with only a few to match his experience of Robotic Colorectal surgeries.

      Mr. Shaikh has trained in Scotland with higher surgical training on the Southeast Thames rotation in London. He was awarded an MD (research) degree from the University of Aberdeen in 2008 and a CCT (completion of specialist training in general and colorectal surgery) in 2013.

      Mr. Shaikh went on to complete an RSO fellowship at St Mark’s Hospital, followed by a fellowship in laparoscopic surgery sponsored by Ethicon in 2014.

      Mr. Shaikh led the robotic colorectal program at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Mr. Shaikh is a European-level trainer for robotic colorectal surgery and an experienced proctor accredited by EARCS. He was instrumental in supporting the robotic colorectal cancer surgery programmes in Scottish health boards and several hospitals in England. In addition, he is a trainer for laparoscopic colorectal surgery and also holds the position of College Tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

      Mr. Shaikh has numerous published several innovative operative procedures in peer-reviewed journals.

      Mr shaikh has a specialist interest in treating anal fistula/fissure surgery, haemorrhoid surgery (including HALO procedure), anal and colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease surgery, rectal prolapse surgery, hernia surgery, and treatment of locally advanced pelvic cancer. The cancer surgery results are published online in peer-reviewed journals.

      All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have extensive experience and offer the latest evidence-based techniques in treating all common gut pathologies. Mr. Irshad Shaikh provides consultation at Spire Hospital Norwich, Old Watton Road, Norwich NR4 7TD

      Initial consultation fees beginning at £230

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        Ian Botterill

        Colorectal Consultant Surgeon

        About Mr. Botterill

        Mr Ian Botterill is a Leading Colorectal Consultant Surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Spire Hospital, Leeds. Mr Botterill has graduated from prestigious Cambridge University and Manchester University.  Mr Botterill went on to higher surgical training in North West Region where he trained in Hospitals in Sheffield, Liverpool and Leeds. Mr Botterill maintained special interest in colorectal surgery, laparoscopic surgery.

        Mr Botterill is a nationally recognised specialist in colorectal surgery and a lead clinician for colorectal surgery at Leeds Teaching Hospitals. Mr Botterill is also the Clinical Director at Alliance Health Group.

        Mr Botterill has keen interest management of Piles, Anal fistula, Anal Fissures and other Proctology issues also to include Pilonidal sinus, inflammatory bowel disease, advanced endoscopy and managing patients with intestinal failure, and bowel cancer. Mr Botterill conduct specialist clinics at LGI for teenagers who require follow-up into adulthood and patients with radiation enteritis

        Mr Botterill has keen interest in teaching and is a trainer for three UK/European companies who manufacture synthetic and biologic mesh for various abdominal surgeries. Mr Botterill has published his work in national and international journals.

        All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have an extensive experience and offers latest evidence-based techniques in treating piles and other colorectal pathologies. Mr Botterill provides consultation at Spire Leeds Hospital.

        Initial consultation fees beginning at £200

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          John Bunni

          Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon

          About Mr. Bunni

          Mr. Bunni M.B., Ch.B (Honours), Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery, FRCS [ASGBI Gold Medal] is a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at the Royal United Hospital, Bath and Bath Clinic.

          He completed his Basic Surgical Training in the South West of England, after graduating in Medicine from the University of Bristol “with Honours” in 2005..

          Following his training, Mr. Bunni has completed a prestigious 1-year Fellowship in “Laparoscopic and Advanced Open Colorectal and Peritoneal Malignancy Surgery” at Basingstoke and also completed a Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery by the University of Strasbourg, France.

          Mr. Bunni has held numerous teaching positions including “Honorary Clinical Tutor” at the School of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol, and also “Honorary Clinical Surgical Tutor” for the Severn Deanery. He takes an active role in teaching locally in Bath and the Deanery and has set up a highly popular and successful local weekly teaching programme for junior doctors in Bath. He is also the surgical lead for Physician Associate students.

          Mr. Bunni has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers in General and Colorectal Surgery; is the Author and Editor of a textbook on Peritoneal malignancy (“A Practical Guide to Peritoneal Malignancy: The PMI Manual” CRC Press, Nov 2019); author of a Textbook on ENT and Head and Neck Surgery (“The Essential Clinical Handbook for ENT Surgery” BPP Learning Media, Sep 2013) and also co-authored the chapter on “Surgery for Rectal Cancer” in the highly acclaimed and popular “Colorectal Surgery Companion Series, 6th Edition” (Elsevier, June 2018). He has also co-authored an online surgical oncology module and numerous local hospital handbooks.

          Mr. Bunni is currently the Editor and reviewer for 14 Journals in Surgery and has reviewed grant applications for the “Bowel Disease Research Foundation”. He speaks locally and nationally on colorectal surgery.

          Mr. Bunni has a special interest in colorectal problems (proctology, pelvic floor, and IBD), is colorectal lead for the local gynae-oncology service,

          He is a member of numerous learned societies, including the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI), the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) and The Pelvic Floor Society (TPFS).

          He provides a measured, thorough, methodical, and bespoke approach to patient’s problems, and is committed and dedicated to delivering the highest quality of personalised care to his patients, and comprehensively audits his work.

          All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have extensive experience and offer the latest evidence-based techniques in treating piles and other colorectal pathologies. Mr. Bunni provides consultation at BMI Bath Clinic Calverton Down Road, Bath BA2 7BR

          Initial consultation fees beginning at £250

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            Marc Bullock

            Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon

            About Mr. Bullock

            Marc Bullock BM BCh, MA (oxon), Ph.D., FRCS is a Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon at Sulis Hospital Bath.
            Mr. Bullock gained his medical degree from the University of Oxford where he was awarded a Domus Scholarship, and numerous undergraduate prizes.

            At University Hospital Southampton, Mr. Bullock combined training in colorectal and general surgery with research in molecular oncology and is widely published on the clinical applications in colorectal cancer of novel molecules called microRNAs. For his work, Mr. Bullock was awarded an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship and Clinical Lectureship, an MRC Clinical Research Fellowship, a CRUK post-doctoral research bursary, and numerous conference prizes.

            Following the award of his Ph.D., Mr. Bullock pursued post-doctoral research at the world’s premier cancer institute (the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston) as a Fulbright/Royal College of Surgeons Fellow. On his return to the UK,

            Mr. Bullock completed a Clinical Fellowship in Robotic and Exenteration Surgery at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust where he achieved accreditation in robotic surgery and trained alongside world-renowned gynae-oncologists, urologists, and colorectal surgeons.

            Mr. Bullock’s combined passions are in medical education and humanitarian surgery, having worked for MSF in DR-Congo as well as establishing an essential surgical skills course in collaboration with the charity Mercy Ships and the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

            Mr. Bullock has a special interest in diagnosing and treating colorectal pathologies and offers tailored approaches to his patients.

            All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have extensive experience and offer the latest evidence-based techniques in treating piles and other colorectal pathologies. Mr. Bullock provides consultation at BMI Bath Clinic Calverton Down Road, Bath BA2 7BR.

            Initial consultation fees beginning at £250

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              Ben Hornung

              Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon

              About Mr. Hornung

              Mr. Hornung is a Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary. He completed his higher surgical training in the northwest, gaining expertise in general and colorectal surgery at all the major tertiary centres. Mr. Hornung completed clinical research at University Hospital South Manchester investigating the pathophysiology of pelvic floor pathology and undertook a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery in Yorkshire.

              Mr. Hornung is the Lead for Colorectal Cancer at Manchester Royal Infirmary and is currently developing the state-of-the-art robotic colorectal service at the hospital.

              Mr. Hornung has published widely and presented at both national and international meetings. He is actively involved in research and recruits patients for a number of national multicentre clinical trials.

              Mr. Hornung offers the best surgical management founded on evidence-based practice for general and colorectal surgical conditions including haemorrhoids, anal fissure/fistula, pilonidal sinus, rectal bleeding, change in bowel habit, inflammatory bowel disease, functional bowel disease, diverticular disease, and bowel cancer.

              All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have an extensive experience and offer latest evidence-based techniques in treating piles and other colorectal pathologies. Mr Hornung provides consultation at Spire Manchester Hospital and The Alexandra Hospital Manchester.

              Initial consultation fees beginning at £200

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                Christine Craig

                Colorectal and General Surgical Consultant

                About Mrs. Craig

                Mrs. Christine Craig is an experienced Colorectal and General Surgical Consultant. Mrs. Christine Craig qualified in Leeds in 1998 and works as a Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Mrs. Christine Craig also provides outreach clinics, endoscopy, and Day Case Surgery at Trafford and Altrincham General Hospitals.

                Mrs. Christine Craig completed her specialist training in Manchester. Mrs. Craig further trained and completed an Advanced clinical fellowship in laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

                Mrs. Craig is one of the few leading female surgeons in the whole of the northwest UK providing excellent care to her patients and has over 120 excellent reviews on iwantgreatcare.

                Mrs. Christine Craig offers the Latest treatments for Rectal bleeding; pain; itchiness; rectal prolapse; rectal discharge; piles; anal skin tags; fissures; fistulas; anal stenosis; pilonidal disease; abscesses; Banding of piles; haemorrhoidectomy; removal of anal skin tags; fistula treatment; fissure treatment including Botox injections. Mrs. Craig is also an expert in stoma formation and revision, Reversal of stoma, and Repair of parastomal hernia. Mrs. Christine Craig is a JAG accredited Endoscopist for Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and Colonoscopy and an experienced laparoscopic surgeon.

                All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have extensive experience and offer the latest evidence-based techniques in treating piles and other colorectal pathologies. Mrs. Christine Craig provides consultation at Spire Manchester Hospital, Manchester.

                Initial consultation fees beginning at £200

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                  Abhiram Sharma

                  General & Colorectal Surgeon

                  About Mr. Sharma

                  Mr. Sharma is a published General & Colorectal Surgeon practicing at the Wythenshawe Hospital; part of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Mr. Sharma undertook basic sciences and clinical research under Professor John Monson and Professor Lesley Walker culminating in an MD in 2005. He Completed Higher Surgical training in the Yorkshire Deanery where he trained in Leeds, Hull, and Sheffield among other hospitals.

                  Mr. Sharma further trained as a pelvic floor and proctology fellowship in Mannheim, Germany under Professor Alex Herold. Mr. Sharma then went to Rochester, NY, USA for a colorectal fellowship to further his experience in colorectal surgery.

                  Mr. Sharma is the Clinical Governance and Mortality Review Lead for General Surgery at Wythenshawe Hospital and also an ATLS Instructor. Mr. Sharma is also an Honorary Senior lecturer at the University of Manchester and is a supervisor of MSc and MD students.
                  In addition to his NHS commitments, he has published more than 50 scientific papers on numerous subjects including, perianal fistula, pelvic floor disorders, and trans anal endoscopic surgery, and colorectal cancer.

                  Mr. Sharma has keen interest management of Piles, Anal fistula, Anal Fissures, and other Proctology issues also to include pelvic floor surgery (including management of faecal incontinence and constipation), inflammatory bowel disease, advanced endoscopy, trans anal microsurgical techniques. Mr. Sharma has over 142 excellent reviews on iwantgreatcare.

                  All Professionals at The Gut Clinic UK have extensive experience and offers latest evidence-based techniques in treating piles and other colorectal pathologies. Mr Sharma provides consultation at Spire Manchester Hospital and BMI, The Alexandra Hospital Manchester.

                  Initial consultation fees beginning at £200

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