Mr Ismail is an experienced colorectal surgeon in Birmingham with a specialist interest in minimally-invasive techniques (laparoscopic/key-hole) for the treatment of bowel cancer. He is also an expert on novel techniques to treat haemorrhoids (HALO, THD). In addition, Mr Ismail offers treatment for a full range of conditions, including piles, anal fissure, anal fistula and pilonidal sinus and hernias. He is also a fully trained, JAG accredited expert in colonoscopy.
Mr Tariq Ismail graduated from the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff and obtained his FRCS in 1986 and was awarded an MD with distinction. His registrar training was in the West Midlands, Hong Kong and at the National Cancer Institute in Tokyo before being appointed as a consultant colorectal surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in 1995.
He clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and management of bowel cancer. Over 25 years of consultant practice, Mr Ismail has led a high volume, high quality colorectal cancer multidisciplinary team with excellent patient outcomes. He also undertakes complex surgery with an established leading edge regional and supra regional referral practice for bowel cancer, anal cancer and anorectal melanoma.
Mr Ismail was one of the first to introduce laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery for benign and malignant colorectal disease in the West Midlands. He has been surgical tutor and senior examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons and held numerous management roles including surgery and endoscopy lead for the trust. He was pivotal in setting up and leading the colorectal cancer MDT and enhanced recovery surgical pathways.
He has published widely on translational research in biomarkers in colorectal cancer, proteomics, gene therapy and genomics and has mentored numerous surgical trainees and research fellows.
Mr Tariq Ismail was also instrumental in setting up the Birmingham Bowel Clinic which is the first private centre of excellence managing bowel conditions in the West Midlands. The Birmingham Bowel Clinic is a team of highly qualified specialists who provide a comprehensive and integrated service with a multidisciplinary approach to the management of bowel conditions.