Miss Gemma Faulkner

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon - General Surgery

Telephone Number: 01204 390349

Professional Background

Qualifications: MB ChB MD FRCS

Miss Faulkner is originally from Oxford and she studied Medicine at the University of Manchester, graduating in 2001. Her basic and higher surgical training took place in the North West where she also spent two years as a Research Fellow at the Pelvic Floor Unit in the University Hospital of South Manchester. During this time Miss Faulkner completed her MD thesis on pelvic floor disorders and developed her subspecialty interest in this area.

Following the completion of her surgical training Miss Faulkner carried out a three month operative fellowship in colorectal surgery and pelvic floor disorders at the University Hospital of Aarhus, Denmark. In addition to the laparoscopic and open treatment of colorectal cancer and benign colonic disease, Miss Faulkner’s subspecialty interest involves the management of faecal incontinence, constipation, defaecatory disorders, fistula-in-ano and rectal prolapse.

Miss Faulkner was appointed as a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at the Bolton NHS Foundation Trust in July 2014. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and a member of the Association of Coloproctologists of Great Britain and Ireland, Women in Surgical Training and the National Pelvic Floor Society.

Miss Gemma Faulkner works in the following services:

General Surgery

Our General Surgery Department has a high volume of emergency admissions, with short length of stay for surgical patients.  The department provides a variety of complex upper gastrointestinal and colorectal surgeries including for some types of cancer, and a variety of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeries, both planned and emergency cases. There is also a Vascular Department on site that deals with complex vascular (blood vessel) problems. The hospital provides surgery for children however newborn babies are referred to Central Manchester Children’s Hospital if they need surgery.