Edward Courtney is a Consultant Colorectal & General Surgeon at the Royal United Hospital, Bath. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds, qualifying in 1996.

After completing basic surgical training, he undertook a 2-year research fellowship at St Georges’ Hospital, London where he wrote and submitted his research thesis on the beneficial effects of omega-3 fatty acids on the colon in patients with colorectal polyps. He presented his findings to an international audience at the Digestive Disease Week meeting in Chicago, USA in 2005.

Edward undertook 6 years of higher surgical training in the Eastern Deanery, undertaking subspecialty training in colorectal surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital.

Having successfully passed his FRCS exam in general surgery in 2010, he attained his certificate of completion of training in 2011. He then undertook a 1 year Surgical Fellowship at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand, where he received further advanced training in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and the assessment and management of complex pelvic floor disorders.

He was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at the RUH in October 2012. Edward is committed to providing the best possible care for his patients and always takes time to explain any proposed treatment as clearly as possible.

Edward is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) and attends their annual conference in the USA, most recently in Tampa, Florida in April 2022. This allows Edward to keep up to date in all the latest aspects of colorectal surgery so that he is able to offer his patients the most up to date evidence based surgery.


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB)
Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS Gen Surg)