My name is Mr Ian Bradford and I am a consultant surgeon based in York. I specialise in Colorectal, Laparoscopic ("Keyhole") and General Surgery.

This website is provided for patients who may require the services of such a surgeon for a variety of general surgical or colorectal surgical conditions. If you would like to hear it directly from the most qualified source - read on!

This site contains comprehensive information that you will need to understand the common conditions treated by surgeons like me and your choices in managing your health problem.  

It gives you detailed information on operations and their risks, what to expect, tips for a better recovery and the process of undergoing private treatment.

If you are scheduled to see me about one of these problems, or are facing surgery, this website will be invaluable to you.  

The menu on your left gives you two large subdirectories:

"Learn about your condition"             "Learn about your surgery"

      - Hernias                                              - Hernia repair

      - Haemorrhoids and Fissures               - Haemorrhoidectomy

      - Gallstones                                          - Cholecystectomy

      - Polyps and Cancer                             - Colonoscopy and

      - Diverticular Disease                              Endoscopy

      - Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease

Please use the links to navigate around this site and learn more about your forthcoming consultation and the services that I provide.

My base hospitals are the Nuffield Hospital York and the York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Both are located in the heart of York with easy access to them by car or by public transport. I welcome referrals from throughout the Yorkshire region and indeed from even further afield.

General surgery:

     inguinal hernia, femoral hernia, umbilical hernia, epigastric hernia, incisional hernia

     sportsman's hernia (Gilmore groin injury), spigelian hernia

     lipoma, sebaceous cyst, skin tags

Colorectal surgery:

     haemorrhoids (piles), anal fissures, anal skin tags, fistulae

     rectal prolapse, rectocoele, faecal incontinence

     ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, collagenous/microscopic colitis

     diverticular disease, colovesical / colovaginal fistulae; ileal pouch

     bowel polyps and bowel (colorectal) cancer

Laparoscopic surgery:

    cholecystectomy, inguinal hernia repair, incisional hernia repair, parastomal hernia repair

    appendicectomy, small bowel resection, rectopexy, stoma formation

    hemicolectomy, subtotal colectomy, anterior resection with TME, ileal pouch