Colorectal Surgery

Laparoscopic (key-hole) Bowel Surgery

  • Benefits
    • Early recovery
    • Less pain
    • Less scarring
    • Less long term complications – adhesions, future bowel obstruction

Open Bowel Surgery

  • Traditional
  • Sometimes laparoscopic surgery is not possible or not safe

Common types of bowel surgery

Stoma formation

  • Sometimes formation of a stoma is necessary in bowel surgery View pdf

Perineal and trans-anal surgery

  • TransAnal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS)
  • Fistula-in-ano surgery View pdf
    • Fistulotomy
    • Ligation of Interphincteric Fistula Tract (LIFT) surgery
  • Anal fissure surgery View pdf
    • Botox injection
    • Lateral sphincterotomy
  • Haemorrhoid surgery View pdf
    • Banding of haemorrhoids
    • Ligation of haemorrhoidal artery and mucopexy
    • Open haemorrhoidectomy
  • Prolapse surgery
  • Incontinent procedures
    • Transanal ultrasound
    • Anorectal physiology
    • Anal sphincter repair
    • Sacral nerve stimulation
  • Link to Admission FAQs – How do I prepare for my colorectal surgery? Admission FAQ

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