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Mr Anthony Rate

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon. Lead surgeon in IBD and gallbladder disease

MB ChB, MD (Gold Medal), FRCS

Practices at: The Highfield Hospital

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Mr Rate has been a consultant since 1999 and has trained at a number of hospitals in the Manchester region and received a gold medal in his thesis.

Mr Rate is lead surgeon for both gallbladder disease with particular interest in urgent gallbladder surgery with cholangiography and management of CBD stones and also for IBD (Crohn’s disease, colitis).  

His specialist interests are colitis, Crohn’s disease and colorectal cancer with a keen interest is IBD, gallbladder disease and endoscopy. He is experienced in simple and complex anal fistulae and prolapse surgery as well as the treatment of piles.

Mr Rate performs laparoscopic cholecystectomy, cholangiography and treatment of bile duct stones with biliary stenting as well as open hernia surgery. He has performed in excess of 200 gallbladder operations per annum with less than 0.5% conversion to open surgery and performs over 800 diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy per year.

Mr Rate is also a member of IBD and ERCP multi disciplinary teams and teaches regional registrars and Core trainees.


  • Gallbladder disease
  • Upper and lower GI endoscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Common anorectal disease including piles, fistulae, fissure and prolapse

  • Royal College of Surgeons