Mr Justin Davies

Justin Davies is an experienced Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgeon in Cambridge. He has worked in the NHS for over 25 years, and has been a consultant in Cambridge since 2007. He has a busy NHS practice at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where he has been Deputy Medical Director since 2018, having previously served as a Clinical Director 7 years before this. He is an Affiliated Assistant Professor at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow in Clinical Medicine at Downing College, Cambridge. He is the President in Waiting of The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and President Elect Designate of The Royal Society of Medicine Section of Coloproctology.

He offers private outpatient consultations during the evening, working day or on a Saturday morning, and has a particular interest and expertise in the minimally invasive treatments of haemorrhoids (piles), bowel cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD - Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis) and diverticular disease. 

Justin has served in many national and international roles. He is currently a member of Council and Executive Council of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, a member of the IBD Committee of American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and he is an elected International Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons in recognition of his achievements. He has previously served as Topic Advisor for the NICE Colorectal Cancer Guidelines Committee, a member of the NICE Quality Standards in Colorectal Cancer committee, Chair of the IBD Committee of Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, UK National Representative for the European Society of Coloproctology, and as a member of The Royal College of Surgeons of England Cancer Services Committee  .

Following graduation from the University of Cambridge in 1994, he trained in Cambridge, London, Bristol and Toronto, and he treats patients with all colorectal conditions. He has an extensive clinical and research pedigree in the management of haemorrhoids (piles), and has a particular interest and expertise in the modern treatment of haemorrhoids. The haemorrhoid treatments he offers include outpatient suction banding and also the minimally invasive techniques of doppler-guided haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HALO), known as transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialisation (THD), and radiofrequency ablation (Rafaelo). These techniques are associated with minimal discomfort afterwards and a faster return to normal activities. He is experienced at colonoscopy, training others in this technique, and regularly performs colonoscopy for investigation of rectal bleeding and change in bowel habit. His general surgery practice includes the open repair of groin (inguinal/femoral) and abdominal wall (incisional/ventral/paraumbilical) hernias.

He specialises in the use of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) and diverticular disease. He has significant experience in minimally invasive procedures for these conditions, including training and mentoring other surgeons, and his results have been published as well as presented in the UK and internationally. 

Justin maintains an active research programme, and has published over 175 articles in peer-review journals. He is co-editor of 2 books- "Ellis and Calne Lecture Notes General Surgery, 14th edition" (due to be published in late 2022) and "A Surgeon's Guide to Anaesthesia and Peri-operative Care” (published in 2014). He is often invited to lecture both in the UK and abroad. His research in bowel cancer screening has culminated in the award of a Master of Surgery higher degree from the University of Cambridge, as well as several prestigious research prizes (Patey Prize and John of Arderne Medal) and publications (including in the Lancet and Nature Reviews Cancer).

Demonstrating an on-going commitment to training future generations of surgeons, he is an Educational and Clinical Supervisor for surgical trainees. He is a previous Chair of Education and Training for the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, and has served as a Programme Director for Core Surgical Training, as well as being an examiner for medical school finals at the University of Cambridge.

Outside interests are largely sporting, particularly rugby union. He won his Cambridge Blue in 1994, playing scrum-half for the winning Cambridge University side in the Varsity Match at Twickenham. He made over 50 appearances for and captained The Blues. He now enjoys spending time with his family.

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