Colorectal surgery avoids the need for a long incision (cut) in the abdomen (tummy) and so there is significantly less pain after the operation from the wound. It also means that you stay in hospital a shorter time (a matter of days) and can return to normal activities in a few weeks.
Conditions and treatments
Our service treats benign bowel disorders including diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, haemorrhoids and fissure. We also treat pelvic floor disorders, as well as colorectal and anal cancer.
Bowel cancer is usually treated with surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy or sometimes a combination of all three. Benign conditions such as diverticular disease may just require lifestyle advice and reassurance. Haemorrhoids may be treated in the clinic with banding or may require surgery which includes Doppler-guided haemorrhoidal artery ligation, haemorrhoidectomy or stapled anopexy. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are always managed with a gastroenterologist.
Our patients often comment that they were unsure which specialty physician they should see for their condition: The answer typically depends on a patient’s specific condition, and what stage that condition is in. Below is a basic list of differences between Colorectal Surgeons and other specialists:
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