Colorectal Surgery

A colorectal surgeon specialises in the management of disorders of the small bowel, colon, rectum and anus. This includes benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous): Colorectal cancer and polyps, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), diverticular disease of the colon, anorectal conditions including haemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses and fistulas, pelvic floor disorders, bowel prolapse, functional bowel problems such as constipation and incontinence. The field is also known as proctology, but this term is most often employed for practices relating to the anus and rectum.


Emeritus Prof Adrian Polglase

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