Miss Patricia Boorman
MBBCh FRCS MD qualified in 1991.
Much of her training took place in London at Guys, Kings and St Thomas’ hospitals. She was awarded an MD thesis from the University of London for her research into colonic motility supervised by Professor Sir James Black.
Appointed Consultant General Surgeon with a specialist interest in Coloproctology to the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS trust in 2006 her practice includes diagnosis and surgery for colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease as well as having a specialist interest in proctology and pelvic floor dysfunction. She performs laparoscopic bowel resections as well as rectopexy for prolapse.
She undertakes modern, less invasive modern procedures for haemorrhoidal disease (e.g. Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation). She manages pelvic floor dysfunction and prolapse offering both transrectal surgical approaches and laparoscopic ventral rectopexy. She also performs treatments including sacral nerve stimulation for incontinence.
Her general surgery includes repair of inguinal, femoral and abdominal wall hernias.
She was a higher surgical trainee in London and is passionate about training having been college tutor and training programme director for higher surgical trainees in the southwest. She was deputy coloproctology tutor for the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and is on the education & training committee of the Royal College of Surgeons. Currently, she is the Royal College Surgical Advisory Committee liaison member for the Republic of Ireland and Regional Director for the southwest.
She has been involved in National Selection at both core and higher surgical training levels and am currently an examiner for the FRCS.
Outside of work she de stresses by running and going to the gym at 6am each morning and ran the Exeter half marathon.
- Association of surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
- Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
- Southern Pelvic Floor Group
- National Pelvic Floor Society
- British Medical Association