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Miss Rina George

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon


Practices at: Thornbury Hospital

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Miss Rina George is one of the few female Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeons practicing in South Yorkshire.  She was appointed in June 2015 in Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals Trust, where her NHS practice is based.

She graduated from Nottingham University Medical School in 1998 and has done the majority of her surgical training in South Yorkshire, after undertaking a period of research in the genetics of colorectal cancer at Sheffield University. She has presented her work on a National and International level. She won the National Prize from the Pelvic Floor Society, and won the Travelling Fellows Award from the Royal Society of Medicine.

She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons on 2012, after passing the final Intercollegiate Examination in General Surgery.  She subsequently became the Goligher Colorectal Fellow at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, which consolidated her laparoscopic and specialist colorectal skills.

She is passionate about education, and hold an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturers post at the University of Sheffield. She is the Deputy Training Programme Director for General Surgery for Yorkshire and the Humber, leading the Higher Surgical Training Programme for the whole of Yorkshire. She also have a deep interest in Undergraduate Education and lead the First Year Medical School placement within my NHS Trust. She is also a member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.

She is married with 2 boys, and have lived in Sheffield for over 20 years.

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Coloproctology Great Britain and Ireland
  • British Medical Association
  • General Medical Council

Clinical Interests

I am a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon and am a specialist in open and laparoscopic surgery. I also perform endoscopy (flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy).

I investigate and treat the following colorectal conditions: ·

  • Haemorrhoids and bleeding from the back passage
  • Anal fissures
  • Anal fistulas
  • Pilonidal sinus disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohns Disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Functional Bowel Disorders (constipation, diarrhoea, incontinence, abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome)


I investigate and treat the following General Surgical Conditions: 

  • Hernias of the abdominal wall (inguinal, femoral, umbilical, spighelian, incisional) 
  • Subcutaneous lesions around the body (lipomas, sebaceous cysts etc) 
  • Gallstones

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