Colorectal surgery focuses on conditions that affect the lower digestive tract, which is also known as the large intestines. The treatments are often divided across the two main areas of the colon and the rectum and many procedures may require the support of other specialists including urologists and gynaecologists. Among the more common symptoms our colorectal specialists can help you with include unexplained weight loss, rectal pain, bleeding following bowel movements and colorectal cancers.
With rapid access to a state of the art Endoscopy Unit at King Edward VII’s Hospital, our consultant colorectal surgeons can perform accurate diagnostic tests and choose the most appropriate treatment for your condition. Our patients also benefit from the expertise of a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Endoscopy, offering highly specialised nursing care throughout what can be a difficult time.
Our colorectal service includes the Urgent Bowel Cancer Service, offering patients with suspected bowel cancer a guaranteed appointment with a consultant colorectal surgeon within 48 hours of referral. We are focusing on early detection, making treatment faster, safer and more precise.