Prof. Simon Bach specialized in gastrointestinal surgery

Prof. Simon Bach

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Country United Kingdom
Speciality Gastrointestinal surgery
Subspeciality General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery.
Experience 1992 years
Languages English

Dr. Simon Bach is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. His clinical practice focusses upon minimally invasive treatment of colorectal cancer.

Areas of expertise: General surgery، Colorectal surgery، Pelvic surgery and Bowel cancer treatment


Dr Bach works at University Hospitals Birmingham. His clinical practice focusses upon minimally invasive treatment of colorectal cancer. He is an expert in a number of techniques that substantially reduce treatment related toxicity. These include laparoscopic ‘keyhole’ surgery, transanal ‘scar less’ endoscopic microsurgery and advanced therapeutic endoscopy. In 2019 he was awarded national training centre status by the Royal College of Surgeons and ACPGBI for transanal endoscopic microsurgery and therapeutic colonoscopy. He is chief investigator of the Cancer Research UK TREC (national) and STAR-TREC (international) studies that evaluate novel organ preservation treatments for early stage rectal cancer, as an alternative to standard radical surgery. He was awarded a place on the Australian Colorectal Surgery Training Scheme in 2008, and spent 12 months working in Melbourne. At that time Australia was considered world leading in minimally invasive abdominal and pelvic surgery and as a result he was able to accrue extensive operative experience, performing in excess of 300 major colorectal procedures, a high proportion of which were minimally invasive.

Experiences and Positions

2008 - 2020

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

2016 - 2020

Senior Lecturer in Surgery
University of Birmingham

2016 - 2020

Clinical Director
Birmingham’s Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit

2002 - 2007

Honorary specialist registrar and lecturer in surgery.
John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford.

2000 - 2002

Specialist registrar in general surgery.
Oxford region

Degrees and Certifications

Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Hons).
University of Newcastle upon Tyne

MB BS (Medicinae Baccalaureus Baccalaureus Chirurgiae)
University of Newcastle upon Tyne

FRCS (Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons)
Royal College of Surgeons of England

Doctor of Medicine: Antioxidants as modulators of 5-fluorouracil therapy in colorectal cancer
University of Manchester

University Teachers Course (UNICON)
Oxford University

FRCS (Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons)
General Surgery Intercollegiate Board



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