General Surgery Consultants

Mr James Hollingshead MSc FRCS

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Name, Qualifications

Mr James Hollingshead MSc FRCS

Practising at

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (Watford, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead Hospitals)


  • Surgery


  • Colorectal surgery

Special clinical interests:

  • Colorectal cancer. Inflammatory bowel disease. Laparoscopic surgery

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Surgeon

Year of first medical qualification:


Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Contact Details:

Secretary: Diane Hedges
Secretary's telephone number: 01727 897402

Background Information

Professional profile:

 Mr Hollingshead is a general surgeon with a specialist interest in coloproctology. His medical degree was the university of Oxford and Guy’s and St Thomas’ medical schools. He undertook surgical training in North West London, and subsequent subspecialty training both at St Mark’s hospital and through a dedicated fellowship in laparoscopic colorectal surgery in Colchester.

Mr Hollingshead’s main surgical interests are in laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer and for inflammatory bowel disease.  He has contributed to research on colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, functional bowel disorders, and perianal disease. He is active in medical education, and is the editor of a large operative surgical text book.

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