Colorectal Surgery

In addition to the spectrum of general surgical procedures, this Department offers a specialised service in all aspects of surgery of the colon, rectum and anus.

This service includes :

  • Day-only endoscopy and colonoscopy service
  • Complete investigative services for rectal bleeding immediately available, together with the management of bowel polyps, including programs for ongoing surveillance
  • Laparoscopic colectomy for benign and malignant condition when indicated
  • Special expertise in sphincter-saving procedures for cancer of the rectum including colo-anal anastomoses and abdomino-perineal pull-through  procedures
  • Total  management of colon and  rectal malignancy (only one in 20 patients now requires a permanent colostomy)
  • Specialised treatment of diverticular disease and its complications, including bladder and vaginal  fistulas, and also of ulcerative colitis and Crohn 's disease, where total proctocolectomy  and  ilea-anal  pouch procedures  have  dramatically   improved   the patient's quality of life.
  • Specialised service for complicated fistula in ano, cure of rectal prolapse, management of ano-rectal incontinence and management of rectal trauma
  • A state-of-the-art Anal  Physiology  Laboratory including end colorectal ultrasound  to fully  assess all aspects of faecal incontinence and sphincter impairments.


Our Specialists

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Specialist Tel Fax Department
Dr Alan Meagher
Dr Darren M. Gold
Dr Gareth Owen
Dr Rohan M. Gett