Mr Benjamin Hornung

Mr Benjamin Hornung

General surgery 06073411

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Lower GI surgery


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am a Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary, a tertiary referral centre and one the UK’s leading NHS trusts. After qualifying in 2003 and completing my basic surgical training in Yorkshire, I undertook a period of clinical research at the University Hospital of South Manchester investigating the pathophysiology of pelvic floor pathology. I then completed my higher surgical training in the northwest, gaining expertise in general and colorectal surgery at all the major tertiary centres. My specialist interest is in minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery and I undertook a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery in Yorkshire prior to taking up my consultant post. I am the lead for colorectal cancer at Manchester Royal Infirmary ensuring patients receive a high standard of care in a timely fashion. More recently I have begun to establish the robotic colorectal service at Manchester Royal Infirmary with the aim of improving outcomes for patients undergoing major colorectal resection.

I have published widely and presented at both national and international meetings. I am actively involved in research and recruit patients to a number of national multicentre clinical trials.

My aim is to deliver patient centred care, building a relationship based on trust and clear communication. I offer best surgical management founded on evidence based practice for general and colorectal surgical conditions including haemorrhoids, anal fissure/fistula, pilonidal sinus, hernias, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, change in bowel habit, inflammatory bowel disease, functional bowel disease, diverticular disease and bowel cancer.

Away from work I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my family. I enjoy most sports, particularly tennis and rugby and help out coaching my son’s junior rugby team on a Sunday. I am also a keen skier and fair weather windsurfer.

Areas of interest

Abdominal pain; change in bowel habit; constipation; diarrhoea; difficult defaecation; anal incontinence; weight loss; abdominal mass; blood mixed with stool; rectal bleeding; black stool;
Haemorrhoids; piles; banding of haemorrhoids; surgery for haemorrhoids; HALO procedure; Rafaelo; haemorrhoidal artery ligation; haemorrhoidectomy;
Anus; anal warts; anal fissure; fistula in ano; abscess;
Pilonidal disease; pilonidal sinus;
Skin lumps; sebaceous cyst; lipoma; benign skin lesion; skin tag;
Bowel cancer; rectal cancer; ileostomy; colostomy; stoma; revision of stoma; reversal of stoma; colectomy; anterior resection of rectum; laparoscopic resection; abdomino-perineal resection;
Laparoscopic surgery; keyhole surgery;
Hernia; inguinal hernia; groin hernia; groin pain; incisional hernia; ventral hernia; umbilical hernia; epigastric hernia;
Endoscopy; gastroscopy; colonoscopy;
Appendicitis; small bowel resection;

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