James McCourtney: Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Glasgow
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.
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
- 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 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
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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