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Prehabilitation and your operation

About 10 million patients undergo surgery annually in the UK About 20-30% of patients have postoperative complications after major abdominal surgery Major surgery is associated with a 40% reduction in functional capacity 250,000 patients are at higher risk from surgery annually due to their health problems Major surgery is like running a marathon—and both require …

Advice on discharge after a bowel operation

Having a bowel operation is a significant event and whilst one is in hospital, the security of the hospital and the knowledge that the staff have all the skills to look after you is reassuring. However, going home after surgery however must be daunting for all patients, with concerns about what to expect and what …

  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
  • Anal Fissure and Botox Therapy
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Haemorrhoids and THD
  • Anal Fistulas & Collagen Plugs
  • Laser Treatments in Proctology

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. Read More

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. Read More

Bowel Cancer

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 Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

Why Leicester Bowel Clinic?

  • Consultant led treatment for bowel conditions and hernias
  • Appointments within 72 hours for an initial consultation, including evenings
  • Minimally invasive techniques used for treatment including keyhole surgery, laser surgery and THD/HALO for piles
  • A choice of 3 Private Hospitals for treatment
  • We offer a personalised service to meet your needs and concerns
  • Self paying option if you wish to fund your own treatment
  • Recognised by all major health insurance providers
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Patients Feedback

I would like to offer you and your team my most grateful thanks for everything you have done for me with regard to my recent panproctocolectomy operation.

The care I have received has been exemplary from my first interview with you, through superb nursing care, to discharge from hospital last week.

I would like to say heartfelt thank you for listening to me. I had been in a lot of pain for a long time and for arranging a speedy examination and subsequent sorting out my ailment.

After being in pain and discomfort for most of this year, it is a relief to feel 'normal again and I am extremely grateful to you.


What is a stoma

This is a patient information video that explains about a stoma (ileostomy or colostomy).