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Mr Howard Joy

Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon

MBBS BSc FRCS(General Surgery)

Practices at: The Priory Hospital

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Personal Profile

I am a Consultant General Surgeon specialising in the treatment of colorectal disease. Since I qualified in 1993 from University College London Medical School, I have trained in general surgery throughout the West Midlands. After I was entered onto the GMC Specialist Register, I finished my training at The Christie Hospital, Manchester. This unit specialises in the management of locally advanced rectal, gynaecological and urological cancer. Since my appointment at City Hospital, Birmingham, I give colorectal support to gynaecology oncology during complex pelvic and abdominal surgery for advanced cancers.

Medical Experience:

  • Qualified UCL Medical School 1993
  • Higher Surgical Training West Midlands
  • Post CCT Fellowship, The Christie Hospital, Manchester
  • Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon @ Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust since 2010
  • Colorectal Cancer MDT lead
  • Colorectal Surgeon to Pan-Birmingham GynaeOncology Centre
  • Senior Clinical Examiner to Birmingham Medical School
  • ATLS Instructor

Clinical Interests

  • General Surgery – groin, ventral, incisional hernia
  • Laparoscopy – cholecystectomy, bowel resection
  • Endoscopy – Colonoscopy, Gastroscopy
  • Colorectal – Haemorrhoids, Anal fistula, Rectal Prolapse, Colorectal cancer, Diverticular disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s disease

Professional Memberships

  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England