Michael Powar has particular expertise in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease and colorectal pelvic floor disorders. He has one of the most extensive experiences in laparoscopic “keyhole” bowel surgery in Cambridge and is involved in training the surgeons of tomorrow, running international courses and mentoring consultant colleagues.
He was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic and General Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 2012 following prestigious specialist training in the world-renowned St Marks and Royal Brisbane Hospitals. He is the Lead for Colorectal Pelvic Floor at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Lead for Undergraduate Colorectal teaching at the University of Cambridge Medical School.
Justin Davies has been a Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge since 2007. He has been Clinical Director for General Surgery and subsequently Digestive Diseases since 2011. He consults with patients privately at the Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital and he Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, and offers outpatient consultations during the evening or the working day.
He has a particular interest in the minimally invasive treatments of haemorrhoids (piles), bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis) and diverticular disease, and in the treatment of hernias. He is the recipient of a Bronze National Clinical Excellence Award in recognition of his services to the NHS.
Nigel Hall has an impressive academic background having won a scholarship to Oxford University and subsequently gaining a doctorate for research into hereditary bowel cancer. He has worked as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in Cambridge since 1999 and has a wide-ranging interest in colorectal diseases. He is fully trained in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, which is suitable for much abdominal surgery including cancers and hernias.
He is an accredited colonoscopist in the national Bowel Cancer Screening Programme and has carried out many thousand examinations. He has a broad experience of complex anal problems such as fistulas and fissures as well as haemorrhoids and pilonidal sinuses.