Mr James Arbuckle: General surgery
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Mr James Arbuckle

General surgery

 

  • Not Fee assured
Overview

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)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (5-50)

  • H2002

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

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • H2502

    Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (1-5)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • H5240

    Banding of haemorrhoids - (1-5)

  • H2003

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

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • T2500

    Open repair of incisional or ventral hernia not requiring mesh - (1-5)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • H5510

    Laying open of low anal fistula (fistulotomy) +/- insertion of stitch (including sigmoidoscopy) - (1-5)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • H3365

    Laparoscopic anterior resection - low (i.e. colorectal anastomosis at or below the peritoneal reflection) - (1-5)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • H5230

    Injection of sclerosing substance into haemorrhoids - (1-5)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (1-5)

  • H1880

    Laparoscopically assisted left colon resection - (1-5)

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