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Qualifications: MBBS (1998), MD (2005), FRCS (2007)

GMC Number: 4526384

Clinical Areas of Interest: Abscess, fistula and fissures, Anorectal physiological tests, Benign tumours and polyps, Colorectal resection, Diverticular disease, Emergency general surgery, Functional disorders, Lower GI endoscopy, Medico-legal, Obstructed defection, Perianal conditions, Research and audit and Service provision and quality of care

Regional Chapter: South Western


I am a colorectal surgeon with RCOG training in Gynaecological Oncology. I am a London Graduate (UCL) and undertook most of my surgical training in North East Thames. I was awarded a higher degree from the University of London for research undertaken at the Molecular Endocrinology Department, St Bartholomew's Hospital (breast and colon cancer). I undertook a 1 year subspecialty fellowship in Glasgow (Ethicon travelling fellowship 2011) focussing on laparoscopic rectal cancer and pelvic floor surgery. I have been a consultant colorectal surgeon at North Bristol NHS Trust for 10 years. Currently I am a member of the ACPGBI Proctology Committee and an advocate of ambulatory proctology. I am a core member of the Bristol Pelvic Floor MDT with 10 years experience as a consultant in pelvic floor and functional bowel disorders. Currently I spend 20% of my time in gynaecology - advanced endometriosis surgery and management of obstetric patients with perineal injuries. I am research active and have published 80 peer reviewed publications (RG score 34, H-index 20) and a founder member of OPSOC (Older Persons Surgical Outcomes Collaborative)- multi-disciplinary research group focussed on improving the outcomes of surgery in the frail, older person. I am passionate about colonoscopy & advanced polypectomy and have trained 4 nurse endoscopists. Recently I have completed colon capsule training and am excited to be part of the National colon capsule trial at Southmead.


Contact Name: miss kathryn mccarthy


Phone: switch at southmead


Twitter: @drKathrynMcC


Primary Address (Hospital)

North Bristol NHS Trust
Southmead Hospital
Southmead Rd
BS10 5NB
United Kingdom