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About Bowel Health

About You

Our main focus is you. It is likely that you are here, as you need to better understand more about certain bowel conditions, digestive disorders, their causes and their treatments, for yourself or for someone else.

Whatever symptoms you are experiencing and whatever fears this might cause, we want you to know that expert help is available.

As a patient of London Bowel Centre you will:

  • Be treated with sensitivity, compassion and respect for your dignity
  • Be listened to, with time to explain your symptoms and feelings, in a safe environment
  • Be communicated to, honestly, in a language you can understand
  • Be cared for like an individual, not just a patient
  • Feel reassured that your consultant is an expert in his specialist field of medicine

About Us

About London Bowel Centre

The London Bowel Centre was founded by Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Jamie Murphy.

This is a specialist clinic where you can come to receive advice, diagnosis and treatment to improve your bowel health.

Preventative bowel screening is also of high importance to us, and to you, to help prevent risk of disease in later life. We place a high focus on prevention, as detecting the early signs or highlighting risk areas in advance, can greatly assist with the success of any treatment.

However, one of our main specialist areas is in treating advanced or complex bowel diseases where surgery or more extensive treatments are necessary.

About Jamie Murphy

Jamie is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon who specialises in colorectal and gastrointestinal surgery and colonoscopy. His areas of expertise include:

  • Laparoscopic bowel surgery
  • Single incision ‘scar-less’ bowel surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, anal conditions
  • Complex or recurrent pelvic and abdominal cancers
  • Peritoneal cancer (HIPEC)
  • Anal cancer

Jamie is a:

Pioneer: He pioneered new approaches to recurrent bowel cancer at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Jamie established an advanced / recurrent pelvic cancer service and a heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) service. He is also investigating the use of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) as a therapy for bowel cancer patients who have tumours that cannot be treated by conventional means.

Author: He has contributed to numerous surgical textbooks and published extensively in surgical journals. In addition, he has lectured worldwide on advanced minimally invasive surgery and complex cancer.

Fellow: He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) and he is also a member of the Society for American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).

Career History:

Jamie completed his medical school training at the University of St Andrews, Harvard University and St John’s College, Cambridge. After qualifying, he underwent higher general surgical training at the Royal London Hospital and was awarded a PhD in colorectal molecular oncology.

He then embarked on three colorectal surgery fellowships:

  • St Mark’s Hospital – pelvic exenteration and sacrectomy for locally advanced/recurrent pelvic cancer
  • Basingstoke Peritoneal Malignancy Institute – using intraperitoneal chemotherapy for recurrent abdominal cancers
  • The Mayo Clinic, USA – advanced minimally invasive surgery and intraoperative radiotherapy to treat advanced pelvic cancers.

He was appointed as assistant professor of surgery at the Mayo Clinic before returning to London to become a consultant colorectal surgeon at St. Mary’s and Hammersmith Hospitals, London and running his own private practice – The London Bowel Centre.

About Bowel Health

This London Bowel Centre website is an information centre too, so you can initially gain knowledge around bowel and digestive health and then make contact with our specialists when you need them.

Browse the site to find more information about bowel health.

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