Mr Adam Farquharson is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) having graduated from the University of Sheffield and completing higher surgical training in the Yorkshire and the Humber Deanery. He has a specialist interest in laparoscopic colorectal surgery including colorectal cancer, single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS), pelvic floor dysfunction (including faecal incontinence. obstructive defecation syndrome and rectal prolapse) and complex anal fistulas. He also has a general, emergency and colorectal cancer surgery practice incorporating the management of proctology including haemorrhoids, anal fistula and anal fissure. He undertook a specialist laparoscopic colorectal Fellowship at Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney, Australia (2012-13). Mr Farquharson is the current Royal College of Surgeons of England Surgical Tutor for SaTH, regional educational lead (HEE WM) and a core member of the Pelvic Floor multidisciplinary team.
After being diagnosed with Colon Cancer my wife and I were so impressed with the way that Mr Farquharson and his team handled my situation. His straightforward and reassuring manner at a time of great stress for us, and attention to detail helped us prepare for the operation. Mr Farquharson phoned my wife after the surgery and he also visited me on the Ward - with further reassurance. SaTH should be very proud to have the amazing talent of Mr Farquharson and his team.
Upon meeting Mr Farquharson I was immediately put at ease. He took time to listen to the problems I had experienced since child birth, and reassured me that he could improve my daily life. I had extensive tests to ensure that the surgery would be the best option and that my condition would improve. I was so happy to hear that surgery would be a good choice and that Mr Farquharson would perform it. The whole experience has been most positive and my condition has been been much improved. I cannot thank Mr Farquharson and his staff enough.
Mr Farquharson listened exactly to my symptoms and made a provisional diagnosis, which after all the tests proved to be correct. He apologised that I would have to wait 16 weeks for my ventral mesh rectopexy and the procedure was carried out exactly when he said. I was more than happy to wait because I had complete faith in Mr Farquharson. He prepared me well for all the likely post op symptoms and so far the outcome has been very good. I now feel I have my life back!
Mr Farquaharson is very personable and 'in touch' with his patients. He is reassuring and professional, and leaves you in no doubt that he is in control. I have been kept informed every step of my journey.
After being diagnosed with lower rectral cancer I could not have been treated with better care and understanding , Mr Farqueson is a very friendly and professional man . He gave me very clear options I could take and as I am a person that likes to know the facts as they are I asked direct questions and he gave me direct answers. He visited me on the ward straight after my operation and even called my partner personally to inform her how the operation had gone , in my opinion he is a very caring and compassionate consultant and I sincerely thank him for his time afforded to myself in my time of need