Modern medicine is always evolving and advancing, including bowel cancer treatment. Mr Alexander von Roon, a highly-experienced doctor in this speciality, gives us insight into where the treatment for bowel cancer is headed.
A flexible sigmoidoscopy is an investigative test to assess the lower bowel and allows the specialist to view the actual lining of the bowel. It is performed endoscopically and may be used to investigate possible cases of polyps, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and cancer. This test is often performed if a patient presents with unexplained changes in bowel habits, abdominal pain, bleeding or weight loss. Mr Tariq Ismail, a leading colorectal surgeon, gives us an overview of what exactly a flexible sigmoidoscopy involves.
Treating bowel cancer is as uncommonly talked about as its diagnosis amongst patients, but it is just as important. Following his article about bowel cancer basics (link article), here Mr Alexander von Roon goes into detail about what can be expected during treatment of bowel cancer.
Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers, but it is not openly talked about as much as it should be and people may not know the necessary simple things. Highly specialised colorectal surgeon Mr Alexander von Roon breaks the ice in this article and explains some basics and how important it is to seek a doctor.
Just what exactly is a colonoscopy, why is it performed and what is it used to detect? On hand to answer all of these colonoscopy-related questions is highly revered consultant colorectal surgeon, Mr Rajeev Peravali.
Colorectal polyps occur in roughly 20 per cent of the UK population, but usually, they're benign. In this latest article, we found out the answers to some frequently asked questions regarding colorectal polyps. Find out what the symptoms are, what the treatment is and how long it takes to recover.
Determining whether someone is at risk for bowel cancer can be done via the FIT test, or Faecal Immunochemical Test. Leading colorectal and general surgeon, Mr Arnold Christiaan Goede speaks to Top Doctors about what patients need to know about the exam.
Pilonidal sinus is an acquired condition which most commonly occurs between the ages of 16 to 25, and is 3-4 times more common in men. Experienced consultant colorectal surgeon Mr Emin Carapeti, writes about the condition and the most successful pilonidal sinus surgical procedures available.
Rectal bleeding is a common condition and affects over 50%. But what causes it and does it always need to be investigated by a specialist? Top colorectal and laparoscopic surgeon based in London, Mr Romi Navaratnam explains.