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James McCourtney: Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Glasgow

James McCourtney
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Glasgow: James McCourtney

An experienced colorectal surgeon offering diagnosis and treatment for the full range of colorectal disorders,  including colorectal cancer, Crohn's disease, diverticular disease and benign anorectal conditions, based in Glasgow.

Trained in Glasgow and St Mark's Hospital, London, James McCourtney is Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at The Scottish Colorectal Institute, an independent consultant-led colorectal service based at BMI Ross Hall Hospital in Glasgow.

Scottish Colorectal Institute

The Scottish Colorectal Institute

Mr McCourtney works in collaboration with another leading colorectal surgeon, Ian Finlay, to provide a rapid and effective service for patients seeking treatment for conditions of the bowel, rectum and anus.  Fully supported by their own specialist nursing staff, in addition to experienced oncologists and anaesthetists from Ross Hall Hospital, they are able to treat all colorectal conditions, from the rare, very complex and potentially life-threatening to the more straightforward, albeit distressing.  A rapid access rectal bleeding clinic is held daily.

Conditions treated at The Scottish Colorectal Institute

  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures, abscesses and fistula
  • Pruritus ani
  • Pilonidal sinus
  • Anal warts
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Bowel polyps
  • Bowel and rectal cancer
  • Diverticular disease
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome

Specialist treatment for uncommon colorectal conditions

In addition to being highly experienced colorectal surgeons, Mr McCourtney and Mr Finlay are fully trained general surgeons and can offer expert treatment for rarer and more complex cases, including small bowel Crohn's disease, rare colorectal tumours, metastases from the abdomen and pelvis, anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) and Paget's disease of the anus.

HALO procedure - Daily Mail success story
HALO procedure success story (Click to open article)

Effective day surgery for haemorrhoids in Glasgow

As early adopters of the technique, Mr McCourtney and Mr Finlay are skilled in haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HALO), a highly effective and virtually painless treatment to relieve the bleeding, itching and pain associated with haemorrhoids.  Performed under sedation or general anaesthetic as day case surgery, the feeding arteries of the haemorrhoid are identified and tied off using a Doppler ultrasound probe, causing the haemorrhoid to shrink over the following days and weeks.  Approved by NICE, the treatment is effective in approximately 90% of patients.

A variation of HALO  (haemorrhoidal artery ligation and rectoanal repair, HALRAR) is now available for some cases of prolapsing haemorrhoids.


Ross Hall hospital, Glasgow

Make an appointment with Mr James McCourtney

Mr James McCourtney is available for consultation Monday to Friday at BMI Ross Hall Hospital. 

As an indication of costs, a new consultation lasting 30 minutes typically costs from £195 to £225, and return consultations typically cost £140.  Treatment costs can be spread out using the BMI Card.


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Date of registration:

 06 Sep 1989






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Mr.James McCourtney


Tel: 0808 101 0346

Fax: 0141 882 6326

Email: info@scotcri.co.uk 


Areas of expertise

Treatments offered

  • Haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HALO)

  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Surgical treatment of anorectal abscesses and fistula
  • Management of anal fissures and internal sphincterotomy
  • Colonoscopy and removal of bowel polyps
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colectomy and cancer surgery

  • Management of bowel problems following radiotherapy
  • Hartmann's procedure and reversal
  • Colostomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Complex surgery for Crohn's disease, including abdominal surgery
  • Investigation and management of irritable bowel syndrome


Qualifications and memberships


  • MD: University of Glasgow, 1998

  • FRCS (Gen Surg): Subspecialty interest  colorectal surgery, 1998

  • FRCS (Glasg): 1992

  • MB;ChB: University of Glasgow, 1988

  • BSc (Hons) Pharmacology: University of Glasgow, 1985


Professional memberships


Places of work

The Scottish Colorectal Institute

BMI Ross Hall Hospital,
221 Crookston Road, Glasgow,
G52 3NQ