Mr David James



GMC number: 6078902

Practising since: 2003


Colorectal Surgery

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Mr David James is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. He is Clinical Lead for Colorectal Surgery and is the Colorectal Cancer Lead for the Thames Valley Cancer Alliance.

Mr James qualified in London with distinction in Surgery and a 1st Class BSc (Hons) degree. He trained in London and Oxford and completed a PhD in robotic surgery under the supervision of Professor the Lord Darzi at the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College, London.

In 2016 he was awarded the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland Gold Medal for outstanding performance in the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons examination.

Mr James then undertook two highly prestigious International Colorectal Fellowships. The first year was spent training at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA. The second year was at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Queensland, Australia.

During his Fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic, Mr James was trained in robotic surgery and complex tertiary referral colorectal surgery. Whilst in Brisbane, he gained experience in advanced minimally-invasive colorectal surgery. He has published and presented internationally on colorectal surgery.

Mr James’ practice includes Colorectal Cancer, general proctology and High-Resolution Anoscopy for Anal Dysplasia.

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Special interests

  • Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia
  • Anal dysplasia
  • Anal HPV
  • Proctology
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Pilonidal sinus
  • Diverticular disease
  • Bowel cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Pruritis ani
  • Robotic surgery
  • Proctology 
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • High-Resolution Anoscopy (HRA)
  • Anoscopy
  • AIN

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Related experience


  • Fellow of the Royal College of surgeons
  • Member of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Member of International Anal Neoplasia Society

Insurers Mr David James works with

Mr David James works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna