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Colorectal Surgery London
Colorectal surgery refers to a variety of procedures used to repair the colon, rectum, anus and the pelvic floor. We also provide endoscopy and colonoscopy facilities as a minimally invasive outpatient alternative to colorectal surgery.
An endoscopy requires only mild sedation while the endoscope, a small, fibreoptic tube is passed through the mouth and into either the stomach, intestine, or colon. This allows physicians to identify problems in the gastrointestinal tract and, in some circumstances, remove abnormal growths.
A colonoscopy involves inserting a colonoscope, a long flexible tube about the thickness of a finger, into the rectum and gradually advancing it through the colon, allowing the physician to examine the lining of the rectum, diagnose colon and rectal problems, perform biopsies and remove polyps.
Our colorectal surgery team provide a wide range of services, some of which are outlined below.
Upper GI endoscopy
A fibre-optic examination of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum. This can be done with sedation or a throat spray.
A fibre-optic camera examination of the rectum, sigmoid and left colon, often done without sedation.
A fibre-optic examination of the colon after full bowel preparation, usually performed under sedation. Colonic polyps can be removed at the time of this procedure.
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Banding of haemorrhoids
Outpatient treatment for internal/external haemorroids.
A new technique for treating haemorroids which is less painful than open surgery. Performed as a day case.
Surgical excision of haemorrhoids, performed as a day case.
Pilonidal sinus surgery for primary and recurrent disease
A treatment for ingrowing hair follicles at the base of the spine. Surgical techniques include excision, Bascom's procedure and Limberg flaps.
Treatments include the use of GTN and diltiazem for chemical sphincterotomy, Botox fissurectomy and lateral anal sphincterotomy.
Perianal abscess and anal fistula surgery
Drainage of sepsis, laying open of fistulae, seton insertion and rectal advancement flaps.
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Surgery for Crohn's disease
Resection of diseased segments of crohn’s and strictureplasty of short stricures to preserve bowel length. Some cases are done laproscopically (using minimally invasive surgery and micro-video cameras).
Pouch surgery for ulcerative colitis
Resection of colon and rectum and then using an ileal 'J' pouch to restore intestinal continuity.
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Primary colorectal cancer surgery
All colonic and rectal resections including low anterior resection of the rectum and abdomino-perineal excision with myocutaneous flap repair of the perineum. Some cases are done laparoscopically (using minimally invasive surgery and micro-video cameras).
Recurrent rectal cancer surgery
Multivisceral resection including total pelvic exenteration and abdominosacral resection.
Rectal prolapse surgery
Perineal and abdominal repair of full thickness rectal prolapse.
Enable incomplete evacuation and obstructed defecation.
Anal sphincter repair
Correct faecal incontinence.
Resection of complicated diverticular disease such as colovaginal and colovesical fistulae.