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Consultant Profile

Mr Benjamin Box

Consultant colorectal surgeon

Mr Box is the clinical lead for endoscopy across the trust and his areas of specialty are colorectal cancer and laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

After completing his specialist registrar training in Oxford, Mr Box undertook further specialist training in laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery. He holds fellowships locally with Newcastle hospitals and internationally in Cleveland clinic, Ohio in the United States.

Mr Box is a trainer nationally for laparoscopic colorectal surgery and is the trust clinical lead for endoscopy. He also specialises in inflammatory bowel disease and enhanced recovery which focuses on speeding up a patient’s recovery after surgery.

Mr Box has been a consultant surgeon at Northumbria Healthcare since 2009.


Mr Box sees patients at North Tyneside and Hexham general hospitals. Benjamin Box, consultant surgeon.JPG