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Rafaelo® procedure: a fast and effective new treatment of haemorrhoids

The Rafaelo procedure is a new and advanced treatment that can significantly reduce and even eliminate the symptoms of haemorrhoids. Around 50% of adults are expected to experience haemorrhoids by the age of 50. Mr Giovanni Tebala, a consultant colorectal, upper GI & laparoscopic surgeon briefly explains why it’s so efficient and effective for his patients.

Colon cancer: how to spot it early and avoid it

Over 93% of people diagnosed with bowel cancer at an early stage survive for at least five years compared to less than 7% of those diagnosed at a later stage. Fortunately, five-year survival rates for bowel cancer have doubled over the last 40 years. Mr Atif Alvi talks about the early warning signs of colon cancer, the different stages and how it is currently treated.

Rectal bleeding: why is there blood in my stool?

Finding blood in your stool and not knowing what's caused it can be frightening. Most of the time it's not something to be worried about and the reason for it can be discovered after a quick visit to your doctor. But, on rare occasions, further tests are need to find out exactly what's going on. Professor Richard Cohen, a leading colorectal surgeon based in London, explains a bit more about this symptom.

Colon polyps and the polypectomy procedure

Polyps are abnormal growths within the colon that vary in size from a few millimetres to several centimetres. Most of these are not cancerous, but some have the potential to develop into a cancer. Because of this risk, your doctor will very likely recommend that these are removed via a polypectomy. Here gastroenterologist Dr John Martin talks you through all you need to know about polyps and having a polypectomy.

What does an Ileal pouch or J-pouch surgery involve?

Ileal pouch surgery is mostly used to treat ulcerative colitis, or familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) when removal of the colon and rectum is required but the patient wishes to avoid a permanent ileostomy. Colorectal surgeon, Mr Richard Lovegrove gives us a detailed guide about what an ileal pouch operation entails and how it's different to an ileostomy.

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