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I was appointed a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in Oxford in 2009. I was previously a consultant in Basingstoke. I undertook my training in Oxford, Glasgow, Cambridge, London and the South East and Brisbane.
My main areas of interest are pelvic floor problems (incontinence, obstructed defaecation/ constipation and prolapse), endometriosis and proctology including anal fissures and haemorrhoids. I am interested in newer treatments including HALO for haemorrhoids.
I am interested in minimally invasive technique, having spent a fellowship year in Australia learning advanced laparoscopic surgery. I am doing single port laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery mainly for cancer cases.
I have been Clinical Director for Surgery for Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2018.
I live in Oxford with my wife and two children.
Areas of interest
Pelvic floor problems; Colorectal cancer; Inflammatory bowel disease; Proctology; Colonoscopy; Incontinence; Obstructed defaecation and constipation; Prolapse; Pelvic pain; Laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery; Single port and robotic surgery; Haemorrhoids (piles); HALO, DG-HAL and haemorrhoidectomy; Anal fissure (botulinum toxin); Anal fistula; Coloproctology; Hernias.
- Melanie Leggett
- Oxford Colorectal Partnership Nuffield Health The Manor Hospital Beech Road Headington OXFORD OX3 7RP
- 01865 307532
- 01865 307668
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Jonathan Mason Fee Assured
- Dr John Griffiths Not Fee Assured
- Dr Andrew W Johnson Fee Assured
- Dr Toby C Thomas Fee Assured
- Nuffield Manor Hospital, Oxford
- Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
- The New Foscote Hospital, Banbury
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Clinical Director for Surgery, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.
I have spent two years in full time research during my training looking at the pharmacology and physiology of the internal anal sphincter.
I am part of an on-going rolling programme of pelvic floor research. We are particularly interested in functional outcomes and quality of life after procedures for pelvic floor disorders.
I am supervising a PhD student based within Oxford University looking at inherited connective tissue changes in patients with rectal prolapse.
I am interested in the outdoor life, particular walking and cycling. I have two small children.
1. Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons of England: 2005-6
2. British Journal of Surgery Prize, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland: 2004
3. Poster Prize, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland: 2003
4. Norman Tanner Prize, Royal Society of Medicine (Division of Surgery): 2003
5. Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship, Royal Society of Medicine: 2007
I have co-authored two books, written around a dozen chapters for books and have around one hundred further publications. I am listing ten publications below to give an indication of my range of practice and publications:
1. Jones OM, Lindsey I, Cunningham C.
Laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
BMJ 2011; 343:d8029.doi:10.1136/bmj.d8029.
2. Jones OM, Cunningham C, Lindsey I.
The assessment and management of rectal prolapse, rectal intussusception, rectocoele and enterocoele in adults.
BMJ 2011; 342:c7099.doi:10.1136/bmj.c7099..
3. Jones OM, Stevenson AR, Clark D, Stitz RW, Lumley JW.
Laparoscopic resection for diverticular disease: follow-up of 500 consecutive patients.
Ann Surg 2008; 248:1092-7.
4. Jones OM, Stevenson ARL, Stitz RW, Lumley JW.
Preservation of sexual and bladder function after laparoscopic rectal surgery.
Colorectal Dis 2009; 11:489-95.
5. Jones OM.
Hunterian Lecture: Towards safer treatments for benign anorectal disease: the pharmacological manipulation of the internal anal sphincter.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2007; 89:574-9.
6. Jones OM, John SKP, Horseman N, Lawrance RJ, Fozard JBJ.
Low anastomotic leak rate after colorectal surgery: a single-centre study.
Colorectal Disease 2007; 9:740-4.
7. Jones OM, Ramalingam T, Merrie A, Cunningham C, George BD, Mortensen NJ, Lindsey I.
Randomized clinical trial of botulinum toxin plus GTN versus botulinum toxin alone for medically-resistant chronic anal fissure: overall poor healing rates.
Dis Colon Rectum 2006; 49:1574-80.
8. Jones OM, Rees M, John TG, Bygrave S, Plant G.
Biopsy of resectable liver metastases causes tumour dissemination and adversely affects survival following liver resection.
Br J Surg 2005; 92:1165-8.
9. Jones OM, Brading AF, Mortensen NJMcC.
The mechanism of action of botulinum toxin on the internal anal sphincter.
Br J Surg 2004; 91:224-8.
10. Fozard JB, Armitage NC, Schofield JB, Jones OM.
ACPGBI position statement on elective resection for diverticulitis.
Colorectal Disease 2011; 13 Suppl 3:1-11.
Courses offered to GPs
I give regular talks to GPs in the North Oxfordshire, Oxford and Reading areas. Please contact the private hospitals in which I practice for details.
The government has recently published surgeon outcomes for cancer surgery. The link below shows that my 90 day mortality after elective cancer resection is 0%. This is substantially less than the national average of around 4% and is the lowest in my Trust.
- BM BCh University of Oxford 1995
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1999
- Doctor of Medicine University of Oxford 2003
- BA subsequently MA University of Oxford 1992
- Overseas Laparoscopic Fellow Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Brisbane, QLD 4060 Australia 2007
Reference number 4210492
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Programme Secretary National Pelvic Floor Society 2013
- Clinical Lead, Colorectal Surgery Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust 2015
- Member of Council Royal Society of Medicine, Division of Coloproctology 2012
- Clinical Director for Surgery Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- Entry onto the Specialist Register (Colorectal and General Surgery), 2007
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
Member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Member of the National Pelvic Floor Society
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