Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
Laparoscopic colorectal surgery is a technique that allows the surgeon to perform operations on the bowel through small incisions. It is also known as keyhole surgery and involves the surgeon operating through 4 or 5 small openings (each about a quarter inch) while watching an enlarged image of the patient's internal organs on a television monitor. In most cases, one of the small openings may be lengthened to 2 or 3 inches to remove a part of the bowel that is diseased.
Anal Fissure and Botox Therapy
Anal fissures are a tear in the lining of the anus (back passage). Acute anal fissures are very superficial and heal quickly without any treatment. Chronic anal fissures are defined as tears lasting more than 6 weeks.
Symptoms include painful bright red bleeding from the back passage that occurs when you open your bowels. The pain is a throbbing ache that lasts for a short while after a bowel movement and is often brought on by passage of a large and hard bowel movement.
Bowel cancer (colorectal cancer) is one of the most common cancers in the UK. Although bowel cancer can occur at any age, more than 90% of patients are over age 40, at which point the risk doubles every ten years
Haemorrhoids and THD
Haemorrhoids (piles) are a common problem that can affect up to two thirds of adults during their life time. They can be troublesome for many people, yet they are easily treated and can be prevented. Surprisingly most patients tend to suffer in silence and do not seek any help or advice for their piles.
Anal Fistulas & Collagen Plugs
Anal fistulas are an abnormal communication that develop between the bowel and the skin around the (anus) back passage. They commonly follow an infection around the back passage. Some patients with inflammatory bowel disease might develop anal fistulas.
New Laser Treatments in Proctology
Lasers have recently been utilised in treating conditions such as haemorrhoids (piles), anal fistulas and pilonidal sinus disease. The principle is similar to the way lasers are used in treating varicose veins. A flexible laser fibre is used to deliver laser energy to treat conditions without the need for any incisions (cuts) to be made.