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Mr Mike Williamson

FRCS(Gen), MD, MBBCh, BSc(hons)

Mike Williamson qualified from Cardiff Medical School in 1987 and undertook his early surgical training in Cardiff and the Rhondda Valley before moving to The General Infirmary at Leeds to undertake research for an MD thesis. He remained in West Yorkshire to complete senior surgical training but also including a training fellowship year in Sydney, Australia. He was appointed as consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon to the Royal United Hospital Bath in August 1999.

He has always maintained a specific interest in groin hernia surgery throughout his career, including both laparoscopic and open approaches to mesh repair. He has attended study days and operating theatre sessions, organised by the British Hernia Society and Society of Day Case Surgery.

Selected Career Highlights

Mike Williamson has held many departmental, divisional and even regional offices at the Royal United Hospital over the past twenty years including: Lead Clinician for the Department of Surgery; Deputy Director for Postgraduate Medical Education; Royal College of Surgeons Clinical Tutor; Lead for Education – Department of General Surgery; Hospital and South West Regional Lead for Colorectal Cancer; Governance and Audit Lead for General Surgery.

Member of

Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Surgery of GB&I
Association of coloproctology of GB&I


BSc(Hons) – Cardiff – 1984
MBBCh – Cardiff – 1987
FRCS(Eng) – London – 1991
FRCS(Gen) – London – 1997
CCST(General Surgery) – 1998
MD – Wales – 2000