One of the largest units in the region for colorectal surgery services

A patient and a doctor sat next to a hospital bed having a conversation.Our colorectal service can provide you with specialist treatment for intestinal, bowel or continence problems including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and pelvic floor conditions.

As one of the largest units in the region for colorectal surgery, we specialise in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery, which is less invasive and offers a quicker recovery time. You're in safe hands as many of our surgeons are national trainers laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

Depending on your condition, we can provide dedicated clinics for many lower gastrointestinal symptoms such as change in bowel habit, rectal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation and faecal incontinence so the team have expertise in your particular condition.

We place a lot of emphasis on your recovery, and even before any surgery a dedicated enhanced recovery nurse will start to work with you to plan how to get you back to full health as quickly as possible.

If you need a stoma after your treatment, a specialist stoma care nurse will support you during your stay in hospital, and this support will continue once you have returned home.

Our team works closely with other health professionals who may be involved in your care, such as radiologists, oncologists and histopathologists, which helps ensure the best possible treatment for you.

Clinics, as well as endoscopy, are run from our general hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham as well as Alnwick, Berwick and Blyth hospitals, Morpeth NHS Centre and Monkseaton Medical Centre.

Video consultations


We can offer online consultations where appropriate via a video call to make it easier for you to attend.

Rather than travelling to your appointment, you will receive a text or email before your appointment and simply need to click to join. Find out more here.