Tariq Ismail: Consultant General Surgeon, Birmingham/West Midlands
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Birmingham/West Midlands: Mr Tariq Ismail
Tariq Ismail is a Colorectal Surgeon whose special interests include advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery, colorectal cancer surgery, colonoscopy, the HALO procedure for haemorrhoids and hernia repair.
Tariq Ismail is a founder of the Birmingham Bowel Clinic, the first private centre of Excellence for managing bowel conditions in the West Midlands. Birmingham Bowel Clinic provides a comprehensive and integrated service with a multi-disciplinary approach to the management of bowel conditions.
Birmingham Bowel Clinic
Tariq Ismail is Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. He offers private diagnosis and treatment for colorectal problems at the Birmingham Bowel Clinic.
The Birmingham Bowel Clinic provides a comprehensive and integrated service with a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment for all bowel conditions.
Tariq Ismail also specialises in the HALO procedure (Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation Operation) which is a minimally invasive, virtually pain free treatment for haemorrhoids.
Education and Training
Tariq Ismail obtained the FRCS qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1986 and then completed his surgical training in Birmingham, Hong Kong and at the National Cancer Institute, Tokyo. He was awarded the prestigious Sheldon Research Fellowship which led to the award of MD with Distinction.
HALO Procedure (Click to view video)
In 1995 Tariq Ismail was appointed as Consultant Surgeon
to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and as Honorary Senior Lecturer at the
University of Birmingham where he has played an instrumental role in
developing colorectal referral pathways, advanced colorectal
laparoscopic surgery and enhanced surgical recovery in the West Midlands
area. He was one the first colorectal surgeons to perform SILS (Single
Incision Laparoscopic Surgery) for bowel cancer in the UK.
Tariq Ismail was pivotal in the introduction of CT
colonography (“Virtual Colonoscopy”), Video Capsule Endoscopy (“pill
Cam”), and laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery in the West
He has also featured in the popular Channel 4 television series Embarrassing Bodies performing the minimal invasive HALO (insert procedure) on a haemorrhoid sufferer and also featured on Don’t Die Young performing laparoscopic surgery on a colon cancer patient.
Birmingham Bowel Clinic List of operations
Research and Publications
He has published widely on translational research in proteomics, gene therapy and biomarkers for colorectal cancer. He has been proudly awarded major research grants from Cancer Research UK, Medical Research Council, Wellcome Foundation for groundbreaking studies on early detection of bowel cancer.
Tariq Ismail and his colorectal research team have
accepted a variety of academic awards including the prestigious Arderne
Gold Medal by the Royal Society of Medicine, Syme Professorship by the
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Digestives Diseases Prize
by the Association of Coloproctology.
To view Mr Tariq Ismail's detailed list of research and publications please click here.
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