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Colorectal surgery is the field of medicine that deals with repairing damage caused by colorectal diseases.

Surgery can be necessary due to a variety of health problems along the gastrointestinal tract, in your rectum, anus and colon. Colorectal surgery may also be required in cases of injury or ischemia. An ischemia is when your blood flow is restricted or limited in an area of your body.

Bowel cancer is sadly a common colorectal disease, especially amongst older people. According to Cancer Research, there are around 42,300 new bowel cancer cases in the UK every year.
Colorectal diseases can cause a great amount of discomfort, and although medications can help, sometimes surgery is necessary to improve these painful conditions. Types of colorectal surgery and the amount of time you will spend in hospital vary greatly from person to person. 

When Colorectal Surgery is Needed ?

For certain intestinal disorders, colorectal surgery is the only treatment that will improve or relieve symptoms caused by conditions, such as:

  • Colon cancer or rectal cancer;

  • Ulcerative colitis;

  • Crohn’s disease and

  • Diverticulitis.

Other conditions where surgery might be recommended, but to a lesser extent, are:

  • Haemorrhoids;

  • Anal fissures;

  • Rectal prolapse and

  • Bowel incontinence.

Colorectal Surgery

Dr. Shalin Dubey

Senior Consultant: Department of Laparoscopic, Robotics & Gastrointestinal Surgery at Apollo Hospital.

Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Haemorrhoidectomy (piles) Surgery

Anal fistula Surgery

Rectal Prolapse Surgery

Abdominal surgery for Crohn’s Disease