Other conditions

I offer a wide range of treatment for conditions affecting the bowels. A selection of conditions and procedures is listed here.


Piles (haemorrhoids)

Haemorrhoids are enlarged vessels in the anal canl and can cause bleeding, pain and itching. Treatment is often conservative (without surgery), but surgical treatment may be necessary. This can include the removal of the piles, banding or interrupting the bloodflow to the pile using a surgical stitch/tie.


Anal fissure

Anal fissures are tears in the anal canal that can become chronic (i.e. not healing). A range of medication can help the symptoms. Injections with Botox can promote healing and are often successful. Surgery is rarely necessary.


Anal fistulas

Inflammation around the anus can result in channels between the inside of the bowels and the surface of the skin around the anus. These so called fistulas often require surgical treatment which may involve a small procedure to resolve the problem.


Pilonidal sinus

A pilonidal sinus is an inflammation in the antenatal cleft which can cause swelling, discharge of pus and pain. A small surgical procedure may be necessary to deal with this problem.


Hernia

Hernias are protrusions of tissue through the abdominal wall. Groin hernias are the most common, but they can also occur in areas of previous surgical incisions (‘incisional’ hernias). Surgical treatment is most often indicated and may involve minimally-invasive techniques such as laparoscopy. These procedures can also be performed robotically.


Endoscopy/ colonoscopy

This is a diagnostic procedure to assess the bowel. I am happy to arrange these procedures for you by an expert endoscopist.