Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgeons can treat a wide variety of conditions relating to the colon, rectum, and anus, including colorectal cancer and hemorrhoids.

What is colorectal surgery?

Colorectal surgery is a type of surgery that focuses on the colon, rectum, and anus. It is performed by a specialized surgeon called a colorectal surgeon. The main reasons for colorectal surgery are to treat colon or rectal cancer and to remove colon polyps. If you need any surgery related to these areas, your Colorectal Specialist at The Gut Clinic UK can perform the necessary procedure. They can also discuss non-surgical options with you if appropriate for your condition.

What conditions are treated by colorectal surgeons?

Colorectal surgeons specialize in treating various gastrointestinal problems. They have a wide range of skills and can recommend either colorectal surgery or non-surgical treatment options. Some common conditions treated by colorectal surgeons include:

– Colon and rectal cancer
– Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treatment
– Hemorrhoids
– Anal fissures
– Fistulas
– Hernias
– Diverticulitis
– Motility problems of the colon, such as constipation and incontinence

Colorectal surgeons also address other treatment methods that don’t involve surgery, such as pelvic floor physical therapy, non-operative treatment for hemorrhoids, and biofeedback. They can provide a comprehensive approach to manage gastrointestinal concerns and help improve your overall digestive health.

What is the difference between a gastroenterologist and a colorectal surgeon?

Gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons are both doctors who specialize in treating gastrointestinal issues, but there are some differences in their training and the way they approach patient care.

Gastroenterology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and management of digestive disorders. Gastroenterologists mainly provide ongoing medical treatment and management for their patients. They often use medications and non-surgical procedures to help their patients feel better.

On the other hand, colorectal surgery is a surgical specialty that falls under general surgery. Colorectal surgeons focus on performing surgical procedures to treat specific gastrointestinal conditions. They are typically involved in one-time treatments, such as removing cancerous tumors or repairing structural problems in the colon or rectum.

Both gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons can be found within the network of specialists at The Gut Clinic UK. They work together to provide comprehensive care for patients with gastrointestinal issues, with gastroenterologists handling the medical management aspect and colorectal surgeons providing surgical treatment when necessary.


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