Mr James Arbuckle: General surgery

Mr James Arbuckle

General surgery


  • Not Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Lower GI surgery

About me

I was appointed Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at West Hertfordshire NHS Trust (includes Watford, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead Hospitals) in 2009. I trained at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London and the North West Thames surgical rotation, followed by specialist colorectal training at University College London and St Thomas' Hospital.

In the colorectal area, I specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohns and Ulcerative Colitis). I perform endoscopy (colonoscopy/flexible sigmoidoscopy). I also treat haemorrhoids (piles), anal fissures and fistulas.

From the General Surgery point of view, I treat hernias and various lumps and bumps in the skin such as lipomas (small benign lumps of fat) or cysts.

Areas of interest

Abdominal pain; change in bowel pattern (diarrhoea or constipation);rectal bleeding; haemorrhoids (piles); anal fissue; fistula;colon cancer; rectal cancer; diverticular disease; diverticulitis; Crohns; Ulcerative Colitis; hernias (inguinal, umbilical incisional); skin lumps;cysts

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Procedures completed

  • H2510

    Rigid sigmoidoscopy (including proctoscopy and biopsy) - (5-50)

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • H2502

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

    (1-5) (1-5)

  • H5240

    Banding of haemorrhoids - (5-50)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (1-5)


  • G7530

    Closure of ileostomy (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

  • H2003

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


  • T2000

    Primary repair of inguinal hernia - (1-5)


  • H0210

    Appendicectomy - (1-5)


  • H1880

    Laparoscopically assisted left colon resection - (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)

  • H4800

    Excision of lesion of anus - (1-5)


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