Mr James Read



GMC number: 6148958

Practising since: 2006


General Surgery

Consultation times

  • Wednesday AM (Guildford)
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Mr James Read is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon.

He qualified in 2006 from Imperial College where he was awarded his BSc in Metabonomics and MSc in surgical technology. His postgraduate surgical research focused on the management of early rectal cancer. After completion of training, he completed two further nationally accredited fellowships developing his expertise in advanced laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery and exenteration for advanced pelvic malignancy.  

His main expertise lies with the minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robotic) treatment of malignant and benign conditions of the colon and rectum, exenterative approaches to locally advanced pelvic malignancies, gallbladder and hernia surgery.   

He holds full JAG accreditation to perform colonoscopies.

Special interests

  • Laparoscopic appendicectomy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Hernia repair (laparoscopic and open)
  • Local anaesthetic excision of lesions
  • MIS (laparoscopic / robotic) colonic resection
  • MIS (laparoscopic / robotic) proctectomy (rectal resection)
  • MIS (laparoscopic / robotic) anterior resection (rectal resection)
  • MIS (laparoscopic / robotic) abdominoperineal resection (rectal resection)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Polypectomy
  • Ileostomy / colostomy
  • Rectopexy / rectal prolapse surgery
  • MIS (laparoscopic / robotic) pelvic surgery
  • Rectal examination under anaesthetic (or rectal EUA)
  • Fistula-in-ano surgery
  • Haemorrhoid treatment (banding/open/pexy).

Treatments and tests offered by Mr James Read at Nuffield Health

  • Blood test
  • Polypectomy
  • Appendicectomy
  • Excisional biopsy
  • Local anaesthetic
  • Stoma surgery
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Ileal pouch anal anastomosis
  • Restorative proctocolectomy
  • Abdominoperineal resection
  • Hernia repair
  • Rectopexy
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder removal)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Laparoscopic groin hernia repair
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Abdominal adhesion surgery
  • Bilateral (inguinal) hernia repair
  • Hernia unilateral
  • Anterior resection
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)

Locations Mr James Read works with

Related experience


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • Member Association of coloproctologists Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Other posts held

  • Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Mr James Read works with

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

  • Aetna
  • AXA Health
  • Aviva Health
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • Cigna
  • Bupa


Mr James Read does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr James Read does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr James Read does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.