Mr Robert Howell


BSc, MB BS, FRCS(GenSurg), DM

GMC number: 3589728

Practising since: 1992


General Surgery

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Mr Howell qualified in 1992 from King’s College Hospital, London and then trained throughout the Wessex region. He completed a laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal fellowship prior to his appointment as a consultant in 2004. He has established a laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal service in the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and introduced an enhanced recovery programme to shorten hospital stay, reduce complications and return patients to normal functioning as quickly as possible. Most of his practice involves the investigation and surgical treatment of benign and malignant colorectal problems e.g. colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, haemorrhoids, fissures, fistulae, prolapse and pilonidal disease. Mr Howell is experienced in colonoscopy as part of investigation or treatment for patients with rectal bleeding, change in bowel habit, family history or other symptoms suggestive of a colorectal problem.

Other interests

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery and enhanced post-operative recovery

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Robert Howell at Nuffield Health

  • Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileal pouch anal anastomosis
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Anterior resection

Locations Mr Robert Howell works with

Related experience


  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons
  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain Ireland
  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland MDDUS

Other posts held

  • Consultant General/Colorectal Surgeon, Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital
  • Consultant General/Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Insurers Mr Robert Howell works with

Mr Robert Howell works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


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

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

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