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Mr James McCourtney

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About me

James McCourtney qualified from the University of Glasgow Medical School in 1988 and trained in general surgery in Glasgow and the West of Scotland, completing his advanced higher surgical training at St Mark's Hospital in London in 1999.

He was awarded the higher degree of MD in 1998 for research carried out in small bowel motility in ileoanal pouch patients.

He was appointed Consultant Colorectal Surgeon to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley in July 1999.

Since December 2007 he has worked in full-time private practice as Scotland's first independent colorectal surgeon.

In addition to an extensive practice in colonoscopy and proctology, with a special interest in haemorrhoids, he has a busy complex colorectal surgical practice. He performs OPEN complex major and major resections for colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, neuroendocrine gut tumours, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease exclusively in the private sector at Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow.

He performs the majority of private complex major colorectal operations at Ross Hall Hospital.

In January 2007 Mr McCourtney was the first surgeon in Scotland to perform the HALO procedure for haemorrhoids (L7032); and in May 2018 he performed the first RAFAELO procedures (H5120) in Scotland for haemorrhoids.

Areas of interest

Colorectal (bowel) cancer;
Coloproctology;
Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD);
Bowel cancer screening;
Colorectal surgery (lower GI);
Colonoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic; screening colonoscopy)
Diverticular disease;
Crohn's disease;
Ulcerative colitis;
Haemorrhoids "piles' (HALO procedure, RAFAELO procedure, open haemorrhoidectomy);
Anal fissure;
Anal fistula;
Pilonidal sinus disease;
Radiotherapy bowel damage (radiation proctopathy)
Rectal prolapse

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Procedures completed

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (>50)

    BMI Ross Hall Hospital (5-50)

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (5-50)

    BMI Ross Hall Hospital (5-50)

  • H2502

    Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (5-50)

    BMI Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • H2003

    Therapeutic colonoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (5-50)

    BMI Ross Hall Hospital (5-50)

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)

    BMI Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • H4800

    Excision of lesion of anus - (1-5)

    BMI Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • L7032

    Haemorrhoidal artery ligation operation (including image-guided) +/- recto anal prolapse repair - (1-5)

    BMI Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • T2000

    Primary repair of inguinal hernia - (1-5)

    BMI Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • H3332

    Anterior resection - high (i.e. colorectal anastomosis above the peritoneal reflection) - (1-5)

  • H2503

    Therapeutic sigmoidoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (1-5)

    BMI Ross Hall Hospital (1-5)

  • H5940

    Excision of pilonidal sinus and suture/skin graft - (1-5)

  • H0210

    Appendicectomy - (1-5)

  • H6020

    Laying open of pilonidal sinus - (1-5)

  • H2510

    Rigid sigmoidoscopy (including proctoscopy and biopsy) - (1-5)

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