Mr Coull is an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons. He qualified in 1995 from the University of London and undertook his surgical training in the South-West Thames region.
He completed his training with a much sought after Laparoscopic (keyhole) Surgical Fellowship in colorectal and general surgery at the UK's leading rectal cancer hospital in Basingstoke and is now on the teaching faculty to train other consultants in laparoscopic surgery at European surgical institutions in Paris, Hamburg and the UK.
He was appointed as a consultant surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital to initiate the provision of laparoscopic TEP hernia repairs and laparoscopic colorectal surgery there.
Additionally, he has been awarded a Masters degree for research into Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
His current average length of stay for patients after colorectal cancer surgery is 3 days compared to the national average of 8 days and his successful colonoscopy completion rate is currently 99%, well above the national requirement of 90%.
Mr Coull prides himself on having first-class, honest, reassuring communication with patients and their next of kin to help them through their surgical procedures
Mr Coull is a former national junior tennis champion and was a professional tennis coach for a year before starting University. He is also a keen golfer with a handicap of 18 and a regular gym attender, and greatly enjoys the theatre and travel.
Current NHS or research position
Consultant Laparoscopic General and Colorectal Surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital
Year of first medical qualification
Special clinical interests
Laparoscopic Hernias and Colorectal Surgery, Colonoscopy, Rectal Bleeding and Modern Management of Haemorrhoids including HALO and DG HAL-RAR procedures, change in bowel habit (diarrhoea & constipation), Colorectal cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Anal Fissures and Fistulae, Diverticular Disease, Pilonidal Sinus Surgery.
Laparoscopic Colorectal Cancer Surgery, Anal Fissures, Ileoanal pouches for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies
Association of Surgeons of GB & Ireland
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of GB & Ireland
Association of Coloproctology of GB & Ireland
Royal Society of Medicine Section of Coloproctology
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Medical Association
General Medical Council