Our colorectal cancer team is made up of surgeons, gastroenterologists, specialist nurses, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists and a palliative care representative to ensure patients get the best treatment.
Colorectal cancer can be operated on either through keyhole surgery or through open surgery. This is assessed on an individual basis and you will be involved to make sure this is the route you want to go down.
All colorectal surgeons can offer open or keyhole surgery.
Patients are assessed on an individual basis for their suitability for keyhole surgery.
Keyhole surgery involves the use of a fibre optic camera and special surgical equipment which are introduced through very small incisions. Benefits to having keyhole surgery can include smaller wounds which results in a quicker recovery and shortened hospital stay.
Other conditions treated in the colorectal department are: