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Laparoscopic Adhesions Surgery

Laparoscopic Adhesions Surgery Keyhole surgery is helpful for selected patients suffering chronic abdominal pain. Adhesions are bands of scar tissue in the abdomen.  They can be congenital and present from birth.  Sometimes they form in reaction to abdominal surgery.  Most of the [...]

Laparoscopic Bowel Surgery

Laparoscopic Bowel Surgery Many bowel operations are now possible using laparoscopic or keyhole techniques and an Enhanced Recovery Program (see definitions section). Patients with diseased sections of bowel from bowel cancer, diverticular disease or inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative [...]

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery Keyhole surgery has revolutionised gallstone treatment for patients suffering upper abdominal pains. Gallstone disease is very common.  Gallstones can form in the gallbladder and they can give patients upper abdominal pains that sometimes radiate to the right shoulder blade.  [...]

Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery Hernias are very common.  They are abnormal openings in the abdominal wall muscles which allow abdominal contents to bulge outwards. With time they just get bigger and bigger and they are often painful and can sometimes cause strangulated or [...]

Laparoscopic Prolapse or Rectopexy Surgery

Laparoscopic Prolapse or Rectopexy Surgery Keyhole surgery can help when the bowel prolapses out of the anus. In some patients with rectal prolapse, laparoscopic surgery can be of help.  It is sometimes called rectopexy surgery because the rectum is fixed into position [...]

Laparoscopic Rectosigmoid Endometriosis Surgery

Laparoscopic Rectosigmoid Endometriosis Surgery Specialised surgery for selected endometriosis patients. Endometriosis is a condition where uterine cells located outside of the womb can cause pain and irritation in the abdomen.  In a few cases these uterine cells grow on the colon or [...]

Patient experience of diverticular disease

Patient experience of diverticular disease One of my patients has kindly written about her experience with complicated diverticular disease for the benefit of others Living with Diverticular Disease - a patient perspective. Five years ago, at the age of 45, it was [...]

Pelvic Floor Exercises

Pelvic Floor Exercises These useful and inobtrusive exercises often help with many anal and rectal conditions such as prolapse and incontinence. Anal incontinence and prolapse can sometimes arise because of weak supporting pelvic floor muscles.  Sometimes these muscles are damaged during vaginal [...]

Perianal Abscess

Perianal Abscess Infections at the anus are common and can form abscesses. The anus has numerous glands that are constantly being infected.  Normally the infection discharges inside the anus and goes unnoticed.  Rarely these infections instead discharge in to the fat of [...]

Pilonidal Sinus Disease

Pilonidal Sinus Disease Pilonidal sinus disease is a condition where hairs can grow abnormally in the natal cleft or the valley between the buttocks. Small pits can form which can get recurrently infected causing pain and discomfort. The condition is most common [...]


Prolapse Prolapse occurs when internal tissues protrude through the anus. Rectal or anal prolapse is often so embarrassing that many suffering patients unfortunately do not seek help from a doctor.  The condition mainly occurs in people who strain very hard to evacuate [...]

Bowel and Anus problems


Laparoscopic Surgery

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