Mr Mark Cheetham

MB BS, BSc (Hons), MD, FRCS (Gen Surg)


Mark Cheetham is Consultant General and Colorectal Surgery at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospital Trust. He welcomes referrals of patients for the following conditions / procedures: hernia surgery, gallbladder surgery, treatment of anal problems (piles, fistula, fissures, pilonidal sinus), colorectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, colitis, laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, colonoscopy.

He was educated at Oswestry School, Shropshire and trained in medicine at St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in London.  He underwent Basic Surgical Training in in London and Oxford. He was a Higher Surgical Trainee on the North West Thames Rotation in London.  He spent time performing clinical research in new treatments for anal conditions at St Mark’s Hospital. In the later years of his training he developed a special interest in colorectal surgery. He gained valuable experience in complex colorectal surgery during an attachment as Resident Surgical Officer at St Mark’s Hospital. He was appointed as Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospital Trust in 2005.


  • Weekly Thursday AM
  • Weekly Saturday AM
  • All other days by arrangement


Current posts

  • Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
  • Care Group Medical Director at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospital Trust
  • Generation Q Fellow at the Health Foundation


Other interests

Mark has a varied practice across general and colorectal surgery including colonoscopy, the treatment of bowel cancer, Crohn’s disease and colitis. Mark has a special interest in the treatment of piles, anal fissure and anal fistula. He also performs gallstone and hernia surgery.

Mark contributes to the emergency general surgery service at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. He is a trainer for surgical trainees on the West Midlands rotation and is a JAG accredited colonoscopy trainer.

Member of

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • St Mark’s Association
  • International Society of Surgery


Mr Cheetham's research has focused on colorectal surgery. He has performed and published clinical trials of new treatments for piles, anal fissure and incontinence. More recently he recruited patients for a national study investigating the best type of follow up after bowel cancer surgery (the FACS trial).

He is a reviewer for the British Journal of Surgery, Colorectal Disease and a member of the editorial board of the World Journal of Surgery.


Mr Mark Cheetham works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

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

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

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