The WWL Way
Telephone: 01942 244 000

Mr Anthony Blower

Mr Anthony Blower
Consultant General/Colorectal Surgeon
Mr Anthony Blower

Qualifications: MBChB, FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (London) MD (Manchester)


Speciality Areas:

  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Benign Colorectal conditions
  • Hernia including Sportsmen’s Hernia
  • Routine General Surgical Service including Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Contact Details:

Telephone: 01942 822540

Mr. Blower will be happy to provide telephone advice to General Practitioners/patients at any time via his Secretary.

Clinic Access Times:

Mondays  1400 - 1800 Thomas Linacre Centre, Wigan (Colorectal Clinic)


Anthony completed his basic and higher surgical training in Manchester Hospitals. He was trained as a Senior Registrar in General Surgery subspecialty Coloproctology and Gastrointestinal Surgery at Salford Royal, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Christie and Withington Hospitals. He was appointed Consultant General Surgery at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in January 1993. He has been Clinical Director of Surgery at WWL since 1999 and also Clinical Director of Cancer Services/Cancer Lead Clinician since 2005.

Anthony provides Colorectal and General Surgery Services. All suspected Colorectal cancer referrals are seen within two weeks and the Colorectal Unit constantly achieves near 100% with all access targets. He is the Chairman/ Clinical Lead of the Network Colorectal Cancer Site Specific Group of the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cancer Network.

Anthony has several publications/abstracts in the medical literature and has presented many papers at scientific meetings.  He is a reviewer for the National Cancer Peer Review Program. His hobbies include travelling.

Membership of Learned Societies

  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Royal Society of Medicine (Sections of Surgery and Coloproctology)
  • Manchester Medical Society, Section of Surgery
  • North England Gastroenterological Society