Mr Tariq Ismail is a Colorectal Surgeon
specialising in the treatment of a variety of bowel disorders, haemorrhoid
surgery (including minimally invasive HALO surgery for piles), colonoscopy, bowel
cancer and advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery.
About Tariq Ismail, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
Tariq Ismail is a founding member of The Birmingham Bowel Clinic, which is
the first private centre of excellence for managing bowel conditions in the
The Birmingham Bowel
Clinic comprises of a team
of highly qualified consultants (including specialists in oncology, pathology and radiology to provide a comprehensive and integrated service
with a multidisciplinary approach to the management of all benign and malignant
bowel conditions and offers investigations
for all major and minor bowel symptoms.
In addition Tariq Ismail specialises in the HALO procedure (Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation Operation which
is the minimally invasive, virtually pain-free treatment for haemorrhoid sufferers.
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 for his Doctorate Thesis.
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 minimally invasive
procedure HALO on a chronic haemorrhoids sufferer, and also featured on “Don’t
Die Young” performing laparoscopic surgery on a colon cancer patient.
Conditions treated by Tariq Ismail at the Birmingham Bowel Clinic
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
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
To view Mr Tariq Ismail's detailed list of research and
publications please click here.
Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals
Mr Tariq Ismail is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading
private healthcare providers and private hospitals, including BMI Hospitals.
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