Mr Edward Courtney MB ChB MD FRCS (General Surg)

I am a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at the Royal United Hospital, Bath. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds, qualifying in 1996. I undertook my basic surgical training in Hull, Canterbury and London before taking up a research post at St George’s Hospital, London where I completed a thesis on the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on the colon in patients with colorectal polyps.

I presented my results at the Digestive Disease Week meeting in Chicago, USA in 2005. Higher surgical training was undertaken in East Anglia, including Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. I was awarded my certificate of completion of training in 2011. I then undertook a one year Surgical Fellowship at Auckland City Hospital, where I received further advanced training in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and the assessment and management of complex pelvic floor disorders. This also enabled my family and I to explore New Zealand with all its spectacular scenery, friendly people and vineyards!

I was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at the Royal United Hospital, Bath in October 2012. I am committed to providing the best possible care for my patients and always take time to explain any proposed treatment as clearly as possible.