Medical Qualifications

Mr Simon Radley graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1985 with Honours in Surgery. After completing his house officer posts in Birmingham he became a lecturer in anatomy at the University of Birmingham. He undertook registrar surgical training in general and colorectal surgery in the West Midlands and went on to complete his specialist training in colorectal surgery at St Mark's Hospital in London.

During his registrar surgical training Mr Radley also undertook an overseas training fellowship, having been awarded grants from the International College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He travelled to Boston, Minneapolis and The Mayo Clinic in the USA to study treatments for early and advanced rectal cancer. On completion of his registrar surgical training he took up a post as Senior Lecturer in Colorectal Surgery at Birmingham University and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

Medical Experience

Mr Radley was appointed to the post of Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in April 2002 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a Member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. From 2003-2009 Mr Radley was also the West Midlands Chapter Representative for the Association of Colproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, a position for which he was nominated and elected by his peers, and for which he organised local meetings and represented West Midlands colorectal surgeons on the Council of the Association.

After completing his Senior House Officer training Mr Simon Radley undertook a period of research into colorectal cancer and submitted a thesis for which he was awarded an MD by the University of Birmingham. He has published widely on colorectal disease and in particular functional bowel disorders. He has written several book chapters and is regularly invited to lecture for local, national and international meetings. Mr Radley recently became a trainer in the national LAPCO training program, which aims to teach UK Consultant Surgeons how to perform laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery.

As a consultant, Mr Radley has played a key role in introducing laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery and enhanced surgery recovery protocols to University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and to BMI The Priory Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham. He became the first surgeon in the West Midlands to perform the complex laparoscopic ileoanal pouch procedure and now receives referrals from throughout the region. With his gynaecological colleagues he pioneered the first combined pelvic floor clinic in the West Midlands. He has been responsible for introducing novel treatments for pelvic floor dysfunction such as sacral nerve modulation to the West Midlands. Most recently he has used his expertise in laparoscopic colorectal surgery to develop a service at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital where he holds an honorary contract.

His private practice is the Birmingham Bowel Clinic the main base of which is at BMI The Priory Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham. Mr Radley also accepts patients at BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital, Worcestershire and the Sutton Medical Consulting Centre, Sutton Coldfield.