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Mr Paul Durdey



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Professional Profile

I have been a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon since 1991. I trained in London, Leeds and Boston USA.

My practice has been based at Bristol Royal infirmary. My experience is in colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and pelvic floor problems. I have extensive experience in minor anorectal conditions and endoscopy. I have an Honorary Lectureship at Bristol University. I have been involved in undergraduate and postgraduate training throughout my career. I lead the Anorectal Physiology Service which provides a major centre for evaluation and treatment of functional bowel disease. I have extensive experience in the treatment of faecal incontinence and sacral neuromodulation

I have an extensive medicolegal practice and have provided expert evidence for over 20 years to Court, The Coroners Court and the Healthservice Ombudsman.


Personal Profile

Apart from working, I have a number of hobbies and activities.

I enjoy long walks in the country, skiing and undertaking adventure travel Places visited include Nepal, Kenya, Madagascar south America and  Siberia.

My other main passion is flying, particularly vintage aircraft. I spent last summer learning to fly a 1944 Spifire


Current NHS or research position

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust


Year of first medical qualification



Research interests

Colorectal cancer

Pelvic Floor


Professional memberships

Royal College Of Surgeons of England

Association of Coloproctology of GB and Ireland

Past member American Society of Colorectal Surgeons



Several major research grants

John Arderne Medal


Clinical outcomes

Clinical outcomes are recorded and assessed by monthly audit meetings


Published works/papers

Over 50 peer reviewed publications