Colorectal surgeon

A colorectal surgeon operates on patients suffering from diseases or disorders of the anus, rectum and colon. This is a complicated specialism which requires the surgeon to have undergone additional training in order to cope with the demands of this area.

They also perform a range of endoscopic (keyhole surgery) procedures as an aid to diagnosis. These include sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy.

Examples of colorectal surgery include:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Removal of haemorrhoids
  • Removal of section of the small intestine (Crohn’s disease)
  • Hernia removal
  • Repair anal fissures

Many colorectal surgeons focus on a particular area, for example, rectal cancer. They devote many years of research to this area and develop innovative surgical techniques which they use to treat this form of cancer with the aim of improved quality of life for their patients.

Role of a colorectal surgeon at Harley Street

Our colorectal surgeons are amongst the best in the world. They have spent many years acquiring the knowledge, skills and qualifications needed in this complex field. They are committed to their work and standards of excellence and continually update their skills or learn new techniques on a regular basis.

Our colorectal surgeons are members of professional bodies such as the Royal College of Surgeons.

As a patient you will be treated by the top man or woman in their specialism.