Mr Ian Botterill

Mr Ian Botterill

MA FRCS MBChB(Hons)

General Surgery

Offers video consultation
Recommended by 1 specialist
31 years of experience
19 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Very personable and totally professional colorectal specialist with tons of experience. Sorted out my problems quickly and efficiently and was there before during and after my operations and procedures. Can’t recommend him highly enough !“
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Subspecialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic (Key-Hole) Surgery
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3541447
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £220

    Follow-up appointment: £120

    Practices worked at

    Spire Leeds Hospital

    Jackson Avenue Roundhay, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS8 1NT
    161 reviews

    St James's University Hospital

    Beckett Street, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS9 7TF
    0 reviews

    Specialist's working hours

    Mon
    17:30 - 21:00
    Tue
    Not available
    Wed
    00:00 - 00:00 | 09:00 - 13:00
    Thu
    17:30 - 21:00
    Fri
    00:00 - 00:00 | 09:00 - 13:00 | 13:30 - 17:00
    Sat
    Not available
    Sun
    Not available

    About

    Mr Ian Botterill is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon working in Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Spire Hospital, Leeds. Leeds is the busiest UK hospital for emergency abdominal surgery and one of the busiest of the UK's for bowel cancer surgery and inflammatory bowel disease.

    He is experienced in all aspects of colorectal conditions and has an extensive background in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, colonoscopy and the management and treatment of anorectal conditions (eg haemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas) as well as hernias.

    He has a tertiary referral practice (ie receiving referrals from other hospitals) in the management of and surgery for inflammatory bowel disease, radiation enteritis, intestinal failure as well as surgery for pilonidal sinus disease, complex abominal wall hernias, and resection of synchronous colorectal cancer and liver metastases. In support of these areas of specialism he is a member of the following multi-disciplinary teams: colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal failure.

    Mr Botterill qualified from Cambridge University and Manchester University, and then undertook his medical training in Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool and Leeds. He has also completed training in Copenhagen which specialises in enhanced recovery for patients after having large bowel surgery ('ERAS').

    He has performed diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy for 25 years and his most recent data indicates a 96% completion rate with zero complications.

    As well as working in colorectal surgery, he has provided training in abdominal wall reconstruction for three UK companies who are involved in the manufacture of synthetic and biological meshes which are required for hernia repair. 

    As well as being an experienced trainer in surgery, Mr Botterill is also frequently invited to speak at professional meetings on abdominal wall reconstruction. 

    He serves as Clinical Director at Alliance Health Group, the largest UK group of peer-selected consultants numbering around 1800 professionals. In this role he advises on healhcare matters in relation to corporate healthcare provision, service delivery alongside Vitality Health, NHS outsourcing, and clinical governance matters. 

    He does selected medicolegal work and has provided expert witness and witness of fact evidence in a variety of forums (crown court, GMC, coroner's court, NHS resolution, internal trust inquiries and as well as confidential reports for a major healthcare insurer).

    Personal website:    https://ianbotterill.co.uk/

    Procedures

    • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    • Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    • Open Hernia Repair
    • Appendicectomy
    • Laparoscopy
    • Video Consultation
    • Abdominoperineal Resection
    • Bowel Diversion Surgery
    • Bowel Surgery (Colectomy)
    • Colonoscopy
    • Coloproctology
    • Colorectal Surgery
    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • Gastroscopy
    • Lipoma Removal
    • Rectal Biopsy
    • Removal of Rectum and Colon (Proctocolectomy)
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    Special interests

    • Haemorrhoids
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Bowel Cancer
    • Rectal Cancer
    • Anal Cancer
    • Anal Fissure
    • Anal Fistula
    • Appendicitis
    • Bowel Obstruction
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Colon Cancer
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Diverticulitis
    • Faecal Incontinence
    • Femoral Hernia
    • Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Lipoma
    • Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs)
    • Pilonidal Sinus Disorders
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    Education

    MBChB(Hons) 1991

    MA Cantab 1995

    FRCS 1995

    FRCS (Coloproctology) 2002

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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    5
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    4/11
    Haemorrhoids
    3/11
    Hernia Repair (Keyhole)
    2/11
    Inguinal Hernia
    2/11
    Open Hernia Repair
    2/11
    Appendicectomy
    1/11
    Bowel Cancer
    1/11
    Laparoscopy
    1/11
    Rectal Cancer
    1/11
    Video Consultation
    1/11
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Very personable and totally professional colorectal specialist with tons of experience. Sorted out my problems quickly and efficiently and was there before during and after my operations and procedures. Can’t recommend him highly enough !
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    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    A Gentleman
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    Ian Botterill

    Thank you gor your kind feedback

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Straight talking and simply explained.
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    Ian Botterill

    Many thanks indeed. Always appreciate any feedback!

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Personable and professional.
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    Ian Botterill

    Many thanks for your positive feedback!

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I felt totally at ease and very well advised. Mr Botterill’s expertise and approachability are fantastic.
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    Ian Botterill

    Thank you so much for your feedback!

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I found Mr Botterill to be very personable. He was clearly very knowledgeable but explained things well and inspired confidence. He carried out a laparoscopic inguinal repair for me. Minimal discomfort, no pain and back to normal activity very quickly.
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    Ian Botterill

    Many thanks. Would always advocate a laparoscopic repair of a groin hernia when feasible, but it’s an inadvisable procedure for some.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    I found Mr Botterill to be thorough, knowledgeable, courteous and sympathetic. After my consultation, I felt much more positive and optimistic about my condition and what can be done to improve my quality of life.
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    Ian Botterill

    Many thanks. I think I have done in the region of 400 since I started doing abdominal wall reconstruction.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Following a colonoscopy, I was diagnosed with cancer and Ian had to deliver the bad news. Being confronted with such news is never good, but Ian's manner, professionalism and clarity made the whole experience much more manageable for both myself and my family. Ian carried out two major and complex surgical procedures successfully and has been responsible for my continuous monitoring since the diagnosis over three years ago. In my experience I have always found Ian incredibly knowledgeable and fully aware of the latest techniques and treatments available. In the past I have found some consultants aloof or stand offish, but not Ian. In our consultations Ian is very professional, but perhaps more important, he is is warm, friendly and considerate in his approach and advice. I would recommend Ian to any patient looking for high quality care delivered with a friendly approachable manner
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    Ian Botterill

    Many thanks. Synchronous resection of primary bowel cancer and liver metastases is appropriate for some cancers. The potential advantages are shorter overall stay than two separate operations, shorter overall treatment timescale, shorter time to starting chemotherapy, lower morbidity, single incision and less overall cost. The patient and procedure does have to be carefully selected though as it means subjecting a patient to two major operations at the same time.

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Absolutely fantastic I have been seen by a variety of drs in the past and can honestly say he is the best Very thorough, approachable and friendly Cannot recommend him highly enough
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    Ian Botterill

    Many thanks for your positive feedback!

    Overall Experience
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    After waiting so long for my operation, I was relieved to have found Mr Botterill. I found him to be extremely caring, considerate and always ready to attend to and advise me on any of my questions and concerns both pre and post op. I couldn’t have chosen better.
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    Ian Botterill

    Many thanks for your generous feedback!

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