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- Lower GI surgery
I am a conscientious colorectal surgeon with many years experience in the management of elective and emergency patients presenting with colorectal disease. My main interests are in anorectal disorders e.g. rectal bleeding, and colorectal cancer. I have been extensively trained in the UK including in St Mark's Hospital, London and in both conventional and laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
I communicate well and put people at their ease. I am competent in the diagnosis and management of almost all colorectal disorders and much general surgery as well. I aim to provide clear information regarding what I believe to be the problem, discuss the potential options and provide guidance in selecting among them. I give advice regarding fees and costs throughout as well as clarity re options regarding private care Vs NHS care. Treatment is individualised for the condition and the particular patient after discussion. Much treatment can be provided in clinic. Most operations are done Wednesday evenings and many patients can go home the same evening. I am attentive regarding perioperative care and work hard to ensure that patients have a good outcome.
Areas of interest
Anorectal disorders, Colorectal cancer Laparoscopic surgery; Rectal bleeding; Piles; Anal Fissure; THD/HALO; Botox treatment; Flexible sigmoidoscopy; Colonoscopy; Colorectal surgery (lower GI); Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD); Colorectal disease (Lower GI); Colorectal (bowel) cancer; Coloproctology; IBS; Hernias; Abdominal Pain and its investigation.
- Michele Murphy
- Spire Portsmouth Hospital Bartons Road HAVANT PO9 5NP
- 023 9235 2206
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Andrew Eldridge Not Fee Assured
- Dr Peter McQuillan Not Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
1999 - now: Consultant colorectal and general surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham PO6 3LY
Clinical Lead for Colorectal Surgery 2005 - 2010 and 2014 - 2016
Lead Clinician for the colorectal cancer MDT 2005 - 2016
Lead Clinician for the Joint Anal Cancer MDT (with Chichester) 2008 - present)
Director of the Surgical High Care Unit, QAH, Director Colorectal Enhanced Recovery Programme, Portsmouth, Audit Lead Colorectal Unit, Portsmouth
Improving treatment and outcomes in colorectal cancer surgery
Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
Quality of life in colorectal cancer surgery
Qualified MB with honours 1982
BSc Anatomy First Class Honours 1984
First place in the Primary and Final parts of the FRCSI 1984 & 1986
Prize and Gold Medal of the Association of Surgeons of GB and I in the Intercollegiate Examination in Surgery FRCSI(Gen) 1997
Research grants for work on (1) Quality of life after anterior resection for rectal cancer and (2) use of blue dye to increase the node yield after operations for colorectal cancer.
(Additional) Languages spoken
Numerous (34) peer reviewed papers and presentations on colon and rectal cancer, 2 week wait referral with suspected bowel cancer, outcome following open or laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer, training in laparoscopic colorectal cancer resection, Crohn's disease, gallstone formation.
4 book chapters on peritoneal adhesions (2) and on laparoscopic surgery (2)
I contribute my data on cancer surgery outcomes to NBOCA - the national bowel cancer audit.
In the Nationally reported outcomes for individual surgeons 2011 - 2016 my mortality rate at 90 days was 2.3 % versus national average of 2.5% after planned surgery for colorectal cancer.
- MB, BCh, BAO (Honours), University College Dublin (NUI) 1982
- BSc Anatomy (1st Class Honours) University College Dublin (NUI) 1984
- MCh (Masters in surgery) University College Dublin (NUI) 1992
- FRCSI (First Place) Royal Colege of Surgeons in Ireland 1986
- FRCSI (Gen) First place and ASGBI Medal 1997 Intercollegiate Surgical Board 1997
- Senior Registrar in Surgery (4 years) South west region (Bristol-based) 1995
- Resident Surgical Officer, St Mark's Hospital, London 1998
- Research Fellow in Surgery and Gastroenterology Boston University School of Medicine 1988
- Lecturer in Surgery University of Sheffield 1990
- Training in laparoscopic colorectal surgery (Lapco) Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust 2008
Reference number 3413751
Details of entry to specialist register
- Daniel O'Leary, 1999
Affiliations / memberships
St Mark's Association
Association of Surgeons of GB & I
Association of Coloproctology of GB & I
- Spire Portsmouth Hospital Bartons Road HAVANT...
- 08:30 - 13:00
- 023 9235 2206
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Ward 1 Spire Portsmouth Hospital (02392) 456111 whose ward staff will contact me by mobile phone any time.