Mr Robert Howell

BSc, MB BS, FRCS(GenSurg), DM

  • Specialities General Surgery
  • Telephone 01202 317205
  • Year of first qualification 1992
  • Email
  • GMC Number 3589728
  • Fax 01202 294247


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.


  • Weekly Tuesday PM


Current posts

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


Other interests

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery and enhanced post-operative recovery

Member of

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


Mr Robert Howell works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • 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.