Mr Tariq Ismail

Mr Tariq Ismail

General surgery 02585644


  • Fee assured
  • Not in Open Referral network
  • Accredited endoscopist
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network
Accredited endoscopist

Specialises in

  • General
  • Lower GI surgery

Bupa specialist

  • Accredited endoscopist

About me

Mr Tariq Ismail is a leading consultant colorectal surgeon in Birmingham.

Tariq Ismail graduated from the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff and obtained his FRCS in 1986 and was awarded an MD with Distinction. His Registrar training was in the West Midlands, Hong Kong and at the National Cancer Institute in Tokyo before being appointed as a Consultant Colorectal surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in 1995.

He clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and management of bowel cancer. Over 25 years of consultant practice, Tariq Ismail has led a high volume, high quality colorectal cancer multidisciplinary team with excellent patient outcomes. He also undertakes complex surgery with an established leading edge regional and supra regional referral practice for bowel cancer, anal cancer and anorectal melanoma.

He was one of the first to introduce laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery for benign and malignant colorectal disease in the West Midlands. Tariq Ismail has been surgical tutor and senior examiner for Royal College of Surgeons and held numerous management roles including surgery and endoscopy lead for the Trust. He was pivotal in setting up and leading the colorectal cancer MDT and Enhanced Recovery Surgical Pathways.

He has published widely on translational research in biomarkers in colorectal cancer, proteomics, gene therapy and genomics. He has mentored numerous surgical trainees and research fellows.

Tariq Ismail was also instrumental in setting up the Birmingham Bowel Clinic which is the first private centre of excellence managing bowel conditions in the West Midlands. The Birmingham Bowel Clinic is a team of highly qualified specialists who provide a comprehensive and integrated service with a multidisciplinary approach to the management of bowel conditions.

Mr Ismail also performs the HALO procedure which is virtually pain free treatment for piles which has been featurd on C4’s “Embarrassing Bodies”.
He has also been featured on BB2’s TV “Don’t Die Young”

Areas of interest

Colorectal surgery (lower GI); Colorectal (bowel) cancer; Laparoscopic procedures ('keyhole surgery'); Colonoscopy; Haemorrhoids ("piles"); HALO; Hernias; Appendicectomy; Haemorrhoidectomy; Pilonidal Sinus; Incisional Hernia; Inguinal Hernia; Fistula in ano; Video Capsule Endoscopy; Gastroscopy; Banding of Piles; Excision of anal skin tags; Anal Fissure treatment; Crohn's disease; Ulcerative Colitis diagnosis and treatment; Diverticular disease diagnosis and treatment

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