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James McCourtney: Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Glasgow

James McCourtney
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Glasgow: James McCourtney

A Consultant Colorectal Surgeon with special interests that include diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy; colorectal cancer surgery; the surgical management of complex Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis; diverticular disease; and anorectal surgery. 


James McCourtney qualified from the University of Glasgow Medical School in 1988 and trained in surgery in Glasgow, the West of Scotland and London.  His research was in ileoanal pouch surgery at Glasgow Royal Infirmary and he was awarded the degree of MD in 1998.  In 1996 he was awarded the British Journal of Surgery Prize at the Tripartite Colorectal meeting in London for his research work on small bowel pharmacology in ileoanal pouch surgery.  Appointed as Resident Surgical Officer at St Mark’s Hospital in London in 1999, he then took up post as Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley in 1999.


In 2007 Mr McCourtney's research group was awarded the Poster and Oral Presentation Prize at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland for a novel and inexpensive technique to confirm completion and terminal ileal intubation at colonoscopy.  Since December 2007 Mr McCourtney has worked in independent colorectal practice as Scotland’s first full-time private colorectal surgeon.  

Ross Hall hospital, Glasgow

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 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

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