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.


Wound Care and Stomal Therapy Nurse 

Marnie Simpson

Mobile 0437 357 572 | Office 02 8382 7460

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