Rectal Surgery Journey

If surgery is required, your consultant will have this arranged immediately, for the first mutually convenient date for you and them. Prior to your surgery, your consultant will explain each step involved in your treatment plan. All our care is centred on informed patient consent. What to expect as your surgery journey? Surgery, performed under general anaesthetic, takes place at our partner hospital – The London Bridge Hospital and our staff will arrange the booking for you. Upon admission for your surgery, your contact information and payment details will be taken by the hospital staff. This will be followed by a visit from a nurse who will confirm your personal […]

VAAFT (Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment)

VAAFT is a minimally invasive procedure where your consultant uses a fistuloscope to help with the assessment of your anal fistula. How is the VAAFT procedure carried out? The operation has two stages.  The first is a diagnostic stage where the fistula is assessed, and the second is a treatment stage, both carried out during the same operation.   During the treatment stage, the fistula track is cleaned out and the lining of the fistula track is cauterised with the intention of prompting healing.  Your consultant can treat any secondary branches or extensions of the anal fistula in a similar way.   In most cases, during the initial stage of […]


EPSiT (Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment) is a minimally invasive procedure involving the use of a fistuloscope to allow your consultant to assess pilonidal sinus. The fistuloscope also allows the introduction of operative instruments to help with either symptom control or to achieve healing of the pilonidal sinus. How is the EPSiT procedure carried out? The first stage of the procedure is to help your consultant diagnose and assess the pilonidal sinus. This is followed by the treatment stage. Both these stages are carried out during the same operation.  During treatment the pilonidal sinus is cleaned out and the lining of the sinus track is cauterised with the intention of prompting […]

Which colorectal symptoms need to be investigated?

Colorectal symptoms that need to be investigated: Rectal Bleeding – Especially Dark Stool and Blood Mixed and in the Stool Black Tar like Stool Change in Bowel Habit (Diarrhoea or Constipation) Lasting More than 4 Weeks Mass / Lump Protruding at Anal Verge Symptoms and Signs of Anaemia eg. Blood Test Shows Iron Deficiency or Anaemia Positive Faecal occult Blood Test Faecal Urgency – Urge to Defecate without Relief Faecal Incontinence Pelvic Floor Weakness Pain at / or Discharge from Anus Pain at / or Discharge / or Lump in Natal Cleft

Bowel Cancer Screening

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in the UK and yet can be cured if treated early. Early detection and removal of certain types of polyps may also prevent Colorectal cancer from developing. Most patients are referred to The Rectal Clinic are sent by their Doctor with symptoms requiring investigation. Bowel Cancer Symptoms that should be investigated are: Rectal bleeding / change in bowel habit Rectal bleeding without anal symptoms Persistent change in bowel habit (more than 6 weeks) Iron deficiency anaemia Weight loss Palpable abdominal or rectal mass Asymptomatic Group Some people, however, will not have symptoms. The HIGH RISK asymptomatic group that […]

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