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Simon Radley: Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Birmingham, West Midlands

Simon Radley
Simon Radley: Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Birmingham, West Midlands

Simon Radley is a founder of The Birmingham Bowel Clinic the first private centre of excellence for managing bowel conditions in the West Midlands. Birmingham Bowel Clinic has recruited a team of highly qualified specialists to provide a comprehensive and integrated service with a multidisciplinary approach to the management of bowel conditions.

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Simon Radley is one of only a few surgeons in the UK who are fully trained and who are regularly performing robotic assisted colorectal surgery for colorectal cancer and benign diseases.

Simon Radley performs the HALO procedure, which is the swift and virtually pain-free treatment for people who suffer with haemorrhoids.

Education and specialist training

Mr Simon Radley, MBCHB MD FRCS, graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1985 with Honours in Surgery.

He undertook registrar surgical training in general and colorectal surgery in the West Midlands and went on to complete his specialist training in colorectal surgery at St  Marks Hospital in London. During his registrar surgical training he also undertook an overseas training fellowship, having been awarded grants from the International College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He travelled to America to Boston, Minneapolis and The Mayo Clinic to study treatments for early and advanced rectal cancer.

On completion of his registrar surgical training he took up a post as Senior Lecturer in Colorectal Surgery at Birmingham University and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

Current position

Mr Simon Radley was appointed to the post of Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in April 2002 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. As a consultant he has played a key role in introducing laparoscopic colorectal surgery and enhanced surgery recovery protocols to University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and to BMI The Priory Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham. Having a large inflammatory bowel disease practice, he became the first West Midlands surgeon to perform the complex laparoscopic ileoanal pouch procedure and now receives referrals from throughout the region.

With his gynaecological colleagues he pioneered the first combined pelvic floor clinic in the West Midlands. He has been responsible for introducing novel treatments for pelvic floor dysfunction such as sacral nerve modulation to the West Midlands.

He has used his expertise in laparoscopic colorectal surgery to develop a service at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital where he holds an honorary contract.

Mr Simon Radley has been the Clinical Service Lead for Gastro-intestinal surgery at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. He is regularly invited to lecture at local, national and international meetings.

He is currently the Clinical Lead for Colorectal Cancer services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Mr Simon Radley has an extensive experience of treating colorectal cancers and has established a specialist team for performing complex surgery for treating locally advanced and recurrent  anal, rectal and colonic cancers.

He has been a trainer in the national LAPCO training program, which aims to teach UK Consultant Surgeons how to perform laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery.

Clinical interests

Conditions treated by Mr Radley at Birmingham Bowel Clinic

  • Anal fissure
  • Anal fistula
  • Anal incontinence             
  • Anal skin tags
  • Bowel cancer
  • Colonic polyps
  • Constipation
  • Crohns disease 
  • Diverticular disease
  • Haemorrhoids 
  • Obstructed defaecation
  • Pilonidal sinus
  • Pruritis Ani
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Recurrent cancer
  • Rectocele
  • Ulcerative colitis 

Procedures performed by Mr Radley at Birmingham Bowel Clinic

  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Robotic colorectal surgery
  • Anterior resection
  • Abdomino-perineal resection         
  • Right hemicolectomy
  • Left hemicolectomy
  • Ileocolic resection
  • Subtotal colectomy
  • Pan-proctocolectomy
  • Ileoanal pouch procedure
  • Endoanal ultrasound
  • Haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HALO) procedure
  • Rubber band ligation of haemorrhoids
  • Anal sphincter repair
  • Ventral rectopexy
  • Sacral nerve modulation
  • Rectocele repair
  • Anorectal physiology
  • Colostomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Incisional hernia repair

Research interests

Mr Radley has published widely on colorectal disease and in particular functional bowel disorders. He has written several book chapters.

International patient information

He has extensive experience of treating patients from overseas and in particular the Middle East. Patients from Oman, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen have all sought treatment with him and his team in Birmingham.

Birmingham has excellent connections with the Middle East with daily direct scheduled flights operated by Emirates from Dubai to Birmingham Airport.

The central hospitals are only a short journey by car from the airport.

Central Birmingham offers a wide range of accommodation for short and medium term stays and this can be arranged for you and your family.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has established links with Oman and Simon has trainee surgeons from Oman under his supervision.

An Arabic translation service can be provided as required.

Depending on the medical condition to be treated, treatment may be offered in one of two hospitals:

The BMI Priory Hospital

The BMI Priory Hospital Edgbaston is the largest private hospital in the West Midlands. The Priory Hospital attracts some of the country’s most eminent surgeons and highly regarded specialist clinics. It’s not surprising then that international patients from all over the world choose to come here. A highly competent team of nurses support all the clinicians, as well as ensure patients receive the best possible care in a friendly and professional environment. Resident Medical Officers are on duty 24 hours a day.

The Priory Hospital has a full range of imaging facilities for prompt investigation.

Unlike many private hospitals, the Priory Hospital has a Level III Critical Care Unit with six ITU (Intensive Treatment Unit) beds. It also has five main theatres, and a fertility and cardiac cath lab theatre. All of the 118 bedrooms offer the privacy and comfort of en-suite facilities, satellite TV and telephone. 

The Priory Hospital has a wonderful reputation for care and treatment of its patients.

University Hospital Birmingham, NHS Foundation Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEHB)

QEHB is the major teaching hospital for the West Midlands. QEHB provides direct clinical services to nearly 800,000 patients every year, serving a regional, national and international population. It is a regional centre for cancer, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, and has the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.

UHB provides a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver, cancer and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK and overseas. UHB also has the Da Vinci robot with established programs in colorectal, urology and hepatobiliary surgery.

To find out more about the excellent treatment opportunities available in Birmingham please use the contact details below:


GMC Number:               3063565                     Check this doctor's GMC registration

Date of registration:   04 August 1986  

Places of work and contact details

  • Birmingham Bowel Clinic, Birmingham
  • BMI The Priory Hospital, Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7UG
  • New Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2GW

Tel: 07855 320 338, 0845 241 7762

Fax: 0121 446 1679

Email: enquiries@birminghambowelclinic.co.uk


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