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For patients with intestinal, bowel or continence problems including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and pelvic floor conditions.

Our colorectal surgery department is one of the largest in the North East and specialises in colorectal cancer surgery including laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. 
 
Our service is delivered by a team of highly experienced clinicians, some of whom are national trainers in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. The unit is nationally accredited for the quality and safety of its service and the high standards it maintains.   
 
We pride ourselves on high quality specialist clinics and diagnostics for patients with lower gastrointestinal symptoms such as change in bowel habit and rectal bleeding. There are specialist clinics for the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease and functional bowel disease (constipation and faecal incontinence).
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We work closely with other health professionals including radiologists, oncologists and histopathologists to discuss the best possible recommendation for treatment.
 
Ours is the first service in the area to have dedicated enhanced recovery nurses who focus on getting patients back to full health as quickly as possible. 
 
The stoma care service is also unique in the way the treatment provided in hospital and the care provided in the community are fully integrated, with patients seeing the same specialist nurses in hospital as they do at home. 

Clinics

We run specialist clinics and endoscopy at our general hospitals in North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham as well as Berwick and Alnwick infirmaries, Morpeth NHS Centre, Blyth Community Hospital and Monkseaton Medical Centre.  
 

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Meet our specialist staff
Mr Benjamin Box - Consultant colorectal surgeon ...
Mr Box is the clinical lead for endoscopy ...
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Ms Kelly Henderson - Enhanced recovery nurse specialist...
Kelly's area of specialty is in enhanced recov...
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Sister Pamela Robson - Colorectal nurse specialist ...
Pamela's areas of specialty are caring for ...
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Ms Helen Watson - Colorectal nurse specialist...
Helen's areas of specialty are colorectal c...
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Mr Barry Slater - Consultant colorectal surgeon...
Mr Slater's areas of specialty are colorect...
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Mr Hakiran Seehra - Consultant colorectal surgeon...
Mr Seehra's areas of specialty are colorect...
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Anne Smith - Colorectal nurse specialist and gastrointe...
Anne's areas of specialty are caring for pa...
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Barbara Stephenson, colorectal nurse specialist and nur...
Barbara provides support and individualised car...
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Claire Ryan - Clinical stoma nurse specialist...
Claire's areas of specialty are stoma care ...
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Mr Mike Bradburn - Consultant colorectal surgeon ...
Mr Bradburn’s areas of specialty are...
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Ms Sarah Mills - Consultant colorectal surgeon...
Ms Mills' areas of specialty are coloprocto...
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Chris Watson - Stoma care nurse specialist...
Chris’ area of specialty is the provision...
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Debbie Sharples - Colorectal nurse specialist ...
Debbie is an advanced nurse practitioner providing...
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Mr M. Reza Kalbassi - Clinical lead and head of colore...
Mr Kalbassi is the clinical lead for colorectal...
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Ms Hazel Cagayon - Nurse specialist for stoma care and ...
Hazel’s areas of specialty are stoma care...
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Sister Liz Robinson - Colorectal nurse specialist...
Liz's areas of specialty are colorectal can...
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Mr Seamus Kelly - Consultant colorectal surgeon...
Mr Kelly's area of specialty are coloprocto...
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