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Colorectal Surgery

Vale Healthcare runs a comprehensive Colorectal service, led by Professor P.N. Haray. This service provides rapid assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a full range if colorectal conditions and symptoms including:

Conditions treated include:

  • Colorectal (bowel) cancer
  • Diverticular disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis/ Crohn’s Disease)
  • Functional Bowel Disorders including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Perianal Conditions 

Common symptoms of colorectal conditions:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Alteration in bowel movements (particularly in people over 50 years of age)
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Weight loss
  • Lumps around the back passage

The Colorectal service at Vale Healthcare is becoming well known as a ‘one-stop’ provision, with specialist assessment and diagnosis often conducted during one single visit to our Cardiff Bay Clinic. This visit can take up to 2 hours, and involve some colorectal investigations such as Proctoscopy/ Rigid Sigmoidoscopy performed by Wales’ leading consultants, and Immediate Flexible Sigmoidoscopy for patients with high risk symptoms. 
 
This service is primarily run from our Cardiff Bay Clinic, where access to a specialist endoscopy theatre and equipment can usually mean assessment and diagnosis within one visit to see a colorectal consultant. Any colorectal surgery would then be performed by our colorectal specialists at either at The Vale Hospital, Hensol, near Cardiff or at the Cardiff Bay Clinic. 


To find out more about the Colorectal service our colorectal consultants or to book an appointment, contact us on 029 2083 6714.

Visit the main Vale Healthcare website to find out more about Colorectal conditions treated including polyps, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel Disease, and functional bowel disorders including IBS
 
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