Rectal Surgery Journey

Rectal Clinic

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 details, answer any questions you may have concerning hospital procedures and attach a bracelet to your wrist with your name and hospital number.


If your consultant has requested for any further investigations prior to your surgery, such as blood tests or X-Rays, these will be performed by the hospital team. Your consultant surgeon will come visit you and ask you to sign a consent form both prior and post your surgery.

The Consultant Anaesthetist may also make a pre-operative visit to ask any relevant questions and explain the method of anaesthesia.

Types of surgery

Your consultant will discuss the type of surgery best suited for you prior to your admission to the hospital.

Laparoscopic approach

A laparoscope is a thin telescope with a light at the end which is then passed through a small incision in the abdomen to help your consultant diagnose the site more clearly. Fine instruments are passed through small incisions in the skin to conduct the procedure. A laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure also known as a ‘keyhole’ surgery.


Our team will arrange an appointment for you to see your surgeon after your operation. After you have had your surgery, your consultant will advise you on post operation wound care.

In addition, you can get in touch with our nursing team should you need any further guidance on wound care on +44 (0)207 563 1234.

Rectal Clinic
Arrange an appointment with a consultant

108 Harley Street

108 Harley Street, London, W1G 7ET

+44 (0)207 563 1234