Mr Ben Hornung
BSc (Hons) MD FRCS

Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon

Contact Details

Professional Biography

Secretary: Jane Newbery
Tel: 0161 495 6148
Email: jane.newbery@circlehealthgroup.co.uk
Address: BMI Alexandra Hospital, Mill Lane, Cheadle, Cheshire,SK8 2PX

Year Qualified: 2003
Mr Hornung is a Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary, a tertiary referral centre and one of the UK’s leading NHS trusts. After qualifying in 2003 and completing his basic surgical training in Yorkshire, he undertook a period of clinical research at University Hospital South Manchester investigating the pathophysiology of pelvic floor pathology. He then completed his higher surgical training in the northwest, gaining expertise in general and colorectal surgery at all the major tertiary centres. Mr Hornung has a specialist interest in minimally invasive (keyhole) surgery and undertook a fellowship in advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery in Yorkshire prior to taking up his consultant post. He is the Clinical Lead for Colorectal Cancer at Manchester Royal Infirmary and is actively involved in developing and performing robotic colorectal surgery

Mr Hornung has published widely and presented at both national and international meetings. He is actively involved in research and recruits patients to a number of national multicentre clinical trials.

Mr Hornung delivers patient centred care, building a relationship based on trust and clear communication. He offers best surgical management founded on evidence based practice for general and colorectal surgical conditions including haemorrhoids, anal fissure/fistula, pilonidal sinus, hernias, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, change in bowel habit, inflammatory bowel disease, functional bowel disease, diverticular disease and bowel cancer.
Away from work Mr Hornung enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family. He enjoys most sports, particularly tennis and rugby and helps out coaching his son’s junior rugby team on a Sunday. He is also a keen skier and fair weather windsurfer.

BSc (Hons) Anatomy Leeds University 2001
MBChB Leeds University 2003
MD University of Manchester 2013
FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2015

Professional Memberships
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
General Medical Council

Clinical Interests:
Abdominal pain; change in bowel habit; constipation; diarrhoea; difficult defaecation; anal incontinence; weight loss; abdominal mass; blood mixed with stool; rectal bleeding; black stool.
Haemorrhoids; piles; banding of haemorrhoids; surgery for haemorrhoids; HALO procedure; haemorrhoidal artery ligation; haemorrhoidectomy.
Anal warts; anal fissure; fistula in ano; abscess.
Pilonidal disease; pilonidal sinus.
Skin lumps; sebaceous cyst; lipoma; benign skin lesion; skin tag.
Gallstones; cholecystectomy; laparoscopic cholecystectomy; gallbladder surgery.
Bowel cancer; rectal cancer; ileostomy; colostomy; stoma; revision of stoma; reversal of stoma; colectomy; anterior resection of rectum; laparoscopic resection; abdomino-perineal resection;
Laparoscopic surgery; keyhole surgery.
Hernia; inguinal hernia; groin hernia; groin pain; incisional hernia; ventral hernia; umbilical hernia; epigastric hernia.
Endoscopy; gastroscopy; colonoscopy.
Appendicitis; small bowel resection.