About Me

Mr Simon Radley MBCHB MD FRCS

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Education and training

I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1985 with Honours in Surgery.
After completing my house officer posts in Birmingham I became a lecturer in anatomy at the University of Birmingham.
I undertook registrar surgical training in general and colorectal surgery in the West Midlands and went on to complete my specialist training in colorectal surgery at St. Marks Hospital in London. During my registrar surgical training I also undertook an overseas training fellowship, having been awarded grants from the International College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. I travelled to America to Boston, Minneapolis and The Mayo Clinic to study treatments for early and advanced rectal cancer.
On completion of my registrar surgical training I took up a post as Senior Lecturer in Colorectal Surgery at Birmingham University and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

Professional memberships

I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.
I am a past Council Member of the Association of Colproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (2003-2009).
I was the West Midlands Chapter Representative for the Association of Colproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (2003-2009). A position for which I was nominated and elected by my peers, I organised local meetings and represented West Midlands colorectal surgeons on the Council of the Association.

Current Position

I was appointed to the post of Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in April 2002 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. As a consultant I have played a key role in introducing laparoscopic colorectal surgery and enhanced surgery recovery protocols to University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and to BMI The Priory Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham. Having a large inflammatory bowel disease practice, I became the first West Midlands surgeon to perform the complex laparoscopic ileoanal pouch procedure and now receive referrals from throughout the region.
With my gynaecological colleagues I pioneered the first combined pelvic floor clinic in the West Midlands. I have been responsible for introducing novel treatments for pelvic floor dysfunction such as sacral nerve modulation to the West Midlands.
Most recently I have used my expertise in laparoscopic colorectal surgery to develop a service at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital where I hold an honorary contract.

Management and teaching responsibilities

I have been the Clinical Service Lead for Gastro-intestinal surgery at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
I teach regularly on a number of local, national and international courses. To view my teaching profile please click here.

Recently I became a trainer in the national LAPCO training program, which aims to teach UK Consultant Surgeons how to perform laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery.
I am regularly invited to lecture for at local, nation and international meetings. To view my lecture list please click here.

Research and Publications

After completing my Senior House Officer training I undertook a period of research into colorectal cancer and submitted a thesis for which I was awarded an MD by the University of Birmingham.
I have published widely on colorectal disease and in particular functional bowel disorders. I have written several book chapters.
To view my extensive list of research and publications please click here.

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