Consultant surgeon

Brendan McIlroy

I have been a Consultant Surgeon for over 12 years, initially in Derby, and for the last 6 years, after the arrival of our twins, in the beautiful County of Herefordshire. I specialise in the treatment of disorders of the bowel and pelvic floor and the repair of abdominal wall and groin hernias.

I qualified from Liverpool Medical School in 1987 and, after a period of training in hospitals in and around Liverpool, I passed the examinations to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1991.

A period of research into intestinal motility and further clinical training led to my appointment as Senior Registrar in Manchester and the North West. After several more teaching hospital positions, I passed the surgical intercollegiate examinations and became an accredited specialist in 1997. I was appointed as consultant surgeon to Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and Derby City Hospital in 1998. I moved to Hereford in 2005 and consult and operate at the County Hospital (Wye Valley NHS Trust) and Nuffield Health Hereford Hospital

I am registered with the GMC and hold the following professional memberships:

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons
British Hernia Society
Royal College of Surgeons of England
Founder member of the Midlands Pelvic Floor Group
British Medical Association

Conditions I see and the treatments available

Not everybody I see needs an operation. Often, an opinion and advice is all that is required. If an invasive investigation or surgery is needed, I will keep you fully informed of the aim and intended outcome of these as well as the potential for any side effects or complications. Where choices or alternatives exist, I will make sure you have the necessary information so that we can decide on the best treatment plan together. I subscribe to Eido healthcare's patient information library supplying my patients with written, up to date, well referenced information about their condition or proposed surgery for them to keep.

Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy for stomach and bowel complaints:

  • gastroscopy
  • flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • colonoscopy


Anal fissure:

Anal fistula:

Pilonidal sinus surgery including Limberg and Dufourmentel flap repairs

Open and laparoscopic bowel (colon and rectum) surgery for

Obstructed defecation, constipation, prolapse and incontinence

Abdominal and groin hernia

Laparoscopic and open mesh hernia repairs including TEP repair

Brendan McIlroy Consultant Surgeon

“I would like to personally thank you and your team for the excellent quality of care you continue to give to our patients.”

Martin Woodford,
Chief Executive,
Wye Valley NHS Trust

“ performed a colonoscopy on my wife. The care and attention given was in her words 'Exceptional'.”

Mr E.W.