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Miss Boorman specialises in abdominal surgery and the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders.
She undertakes modern, less invasive procedures for haemorrhoidal disease (e.g. Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation and stapled haemorrhoidopexy) and undertakes stapled anorectal repair (STARR) and ventral rectopexy for obstructed defaecation and prolapse disorders. She offers treatments including sacral nerve stimulation for incontinence.
For appointments regarding general surgical problems including abdominal and groin hernias, bowel disease and screening, a GP referral letter is preferred. A consultation with your GP is not always necessary to obtain this.
For second opinions regarding potential bowel surgery or abdominal wall reconstruction an assessment may be carried out without a GP letter. However, for a fully informative discussion, consent from your GP and results of radiological and pathological investigations considerably improve the accuracy of the discussion.
Miss Patricia Boorman MBBCh FRCS MD qualified in 1991. Much of her training took place in London at Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ hospitals. She was awarded an MD thesis from the University of London for her research into colonic motility supervised by Professor Sir James Black.
Appointed Consultant General Surgeon with a specialist interest in Coloproctology to the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS trust in 2006 her practice includes diagnosis and surgery for colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease as well as having a specialist interest in proctology and pelvic floor dysfunction. She has successfully completed the National Training Programme for laparoscopic surgery.
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Southern Pelvic Floor Group, British Medical Association.