Rectal bleeding can be alarming, yet it is something many people experience in their lifetimes. Should we be worried? Is it worth getting checked out? We asked expert colorectal surgeon Mr Giovanni Tebala for these important answers.
Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer or bowel cancer, can be a worrying prospect, especially as we get older. Regular screening is important, especially for those over the age of 60. But how do we test for colorectal cancer? Expert colorectal surgeon Mr David McArthur explains.
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.
Sometimes people experience worrying changes in their bowels, like a change in bowel movements, diarrhoea or even blood in their stools. They may also feel that they have a huge mass within their tummy and experience unusual cramps and pains. All of these symptoms will require further investigating. Mr Charles Evans, colorectal cancer specialist talks to us about detecting colorectal cancer and the use of robotics in colorectal surgery.
You can develop fistulas in different parts of the body, but they will often form from an abscess that has not healed properly. Mr Richard Cohen is an experienced colorectal surgeon with particular expertise in treating fistulas, and here he provides a quick summary about them.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the colon and rectum. Usually, it can be treated with medication such as steroids, but where this isn’t effective or an acute flare-up is occurring, surgery might be necessary. We spoke to consultant colorectal surgeon Mr Richard Lovegrove about your surgical options, and what factors to consider in the short and long term.
Diverticular disease may not be cancerous, but it can cause some distinctly unpleasant symptoms in the gut, including diverticulitis (inflammation). But what is this condition? We asked experienced colorectal surgeon Mr Ash Prabhudesai, who provides this expert guide.
A colonoscopy is a procedure to examine the rectum and colon (large bowel) with a flexible video telescope. One of London’s leading consultant colorectal surgeons Mr Nicholas Reay-Jones guides us through a colonoscopy and what we can expect.
Hernias are fairly common and can affect men, women and even children. Often described as a protruding lump, usually on the abdomen, there are several types of hernia which differ. Mr Michael Stellakis, a leading colorectal surgeon, explains how you can identify a hernia and what type it could be.