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Colorectal Surgery is an operation on your, bowel, intestines or rectum.

This page gives you information of the work in this area. It also tells you how to contact us.

Who are we?

What we do

Colorectal offer a wide range of procedures to patients including:

  • Heamorrhoidectomy
  • Injection and banding of Heamorrhoids
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Colonoscopy
  • Rigid sigmoidoscopy

What we do

Cancer Service

Bowel cancer is used to describe cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where in the bowel the cancer starts, it can sometimes be referred to as colon cancer, rectal cancer or colorectal cancer.

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK. We provide quick diagnosis and expert treatment using the latest techniques. If you come to the hospital you can expect:

For more information on Colorectal services, see our Colorectal Services page

Being referred

All Referrals can be sent by Choose & Book, this is where the GP can discuss your appointment date and time with patients whilst they are in the GP’s Surgery.

What happens when you see us?

Support - every step of the way

You’ll be assigned a nurse who will be with you throughout your treatment journey, from your first appointment to aftercare. The nurse is your key-worker and will help you and your family with any problems or questions.

What happens next?

Experts to help you choose treatment

Specialists from different medical areas meet weekly. This is called a multi-disciplinary team meeting (MDT) and is central to the way we work. The MDT advise, support and create treatment plans that are personalised for every patient.

Spend less time in hospital

We have a special facility called the Accelerated Colorectal Unit (ACRU). The ACRU may speed-up recovery time after surgery – so you’ll be home as soon as possible. It is the only ACRU in the region.

Contact us

There are two dedicated Gastroenterology inpatient wards (5X & 5Y) open to visitors between 14:00-16:00 and 18:00-20:00.

The majority of endoscopic procedures take place in the Gastroenterology Unit.

Gastro Ward - Liver Unit

  • Ward 5X, 5th Floor
  • 0151-706- 2455 / 2457

Gastro Ward - Hollow Organ

  • Ward 5Y, 5th Floor
  • 0151-706- 2456 / 2458

Gastroenterology Unit

  • Opposite ‘L’, ‘M’ & ‘N’ Clinics, Ground Floor
  • 0151 706 2726

Mersey School of Endoscopy

  • Opposite ‘L’ Clinic,
  • 0151 706 2806