One of the largest units in the region for colorectal surgery services
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.
Specialists in laparoscopic (keyhole) colorectal surgery
Where appropriate you may be asked to attend a consultation online via a video call.
Rather than travelling to your appointment, you go into the clinic’s online ‘waiting area’. We will be notified when you arrive and your clinician will join you when ready
You don’t need to set up an account and no information you enter is stored.
If you have been given an online appointment please click on the following link to start the consultation at your appointment time – online consultation