Colorectal Services

Team

The team consists of 7 Consultant Gastroenterologists, 4 specialist nurse and 2 specialist registrars as highlighted in table 1. This team offers both local and tertiary (regional) service for IBD, Endomucosal Resection (EMR), Bowel Cancer Screening and Hereditary or Family History Colorectal Cancer Genetics

Table 1: Colorectal services team

Name

Position

Speciality

Contact

Dr Paul O’Toole

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Advanced Endoscopist

Colonoscopy and EMR, Bowel cancer screening

 

706 3849

Professor Chris Probert

Consultant Gastroenterologist

IBD & Colonoscopy

706 3558

Professor Jonathan Rhodes

Consultant Gastroenterologist

IBD

706 3558

Dr Sree Subramanian

Consultant Gastroenterologist

IBD & colonoscopy

706 3553

Dr Tony Ellis

Consultant Gastroenterologist

IBD, Colorectal cancer Genetics & Colonoscopy

706 3414

Dr Sanchoy Sarkar

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Advanced Endoscopist

Colonoscopy and EMR, Bowel cancer screening

 

706 3554

Professor Tony Morris

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Advanced Endoscopist

Colonoscopy and EMR, Bowel cancer screening

706 3554

Dr Paul Collins Consultant Gastroenterologist IBD & Colonoscopy 706 3553

Belle Gregg

Specialist Nurse

IBD

706 2659

Andrew Kneebone

Specialist Nurse

IBD

706 2659

Sue Kennedy

Specialist Nurse

Colorectal Cancer

706 3453

Jane Randles

Specialist Nurse

Colorectal Cancer

706 3453

Patient Services

The team offer an extensive range of in-patient and out-patient services. We have 31 in-patient ward beds located on 5Y which is under the care of our specialist teams. Patients have a variety of problems including tertiary referrals of complex inflammatory bowel disease. Out-patient services are listed below but include rapid access service for patients with suspected colorectal cancer, open access service for GP (OAFS), Bowel Cancer Screening, and specialist IBD/Colon clinics. We offer a tertiary referral service for therapeutic lower GI procedures including EMR and Colonic Stenting and advanced colonic imaging techniques.

Table 2: Colorectal Services

Service

Description

Contact

Rapid Access-Colorectal Services

Rapid access service for patient with suspected colorectal cancer. All patients are reviewed within 2 weeks

Via GP; 0151- 706 3403

Bowel Cancer Screening

National Screening programme for colorectal cancer for patients aged between 60-75 years of age

See Bowel Cancer Screening

IBD/Colon Clinic

Out-patient clinic for patient with Inflammatory bowel disease and other colorectal symptoms or diseases

Dr Subramanian  & Dr Collins

Quiescent IBD Clinic

A nurse led out-patient service for IBD patients with stable or no symptoms

Belle Gregg

706 2659

Immunosuppression/Blood Monitoring Clinic

A nurse led clinic for patients starting immunosuppression like azathioprine for monitoring their response to treatment and blood tests

 

Belle Gregg

706 2659

Colorectal Multidisciplinary (MDT) Meeting

This is a weekly MDT involving gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, oncologists and specialist nurses where patients with tumours are discussed with decision about tailor made investigations and treatment plans

Dr O'Toole

Colonic Stenting

A metal mesh is placed at endoscopy across a narrowing usually caused by a tumour within the colon

Gastroenterology SpR on-call via switch board

706 2000

Colonic Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)

A technique of removing tumours/early cancers from the bowel wall using endoscpy

Dr O’Toole, Dr Sarkar, Dr Haslam

706 3554/3849

Out-patient Access Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (OAFS)

Out-patient service where GPs can directly book patients for a flexible sigmoidoscopy with rectal bleeding. Haemorrhoid banding can be offered if appropriate

 

706 3403

Anorectal Physiology & Transit studies

Out patient service which evaluates the physiology of the rectum and anus and help in diagnosis in patients with symptoms of incontinence & constipation

 

GI Measurement

706 3456

Advanced Colonic Imaging; CT colonography, MRI studies, Narrow band Imaging (NBI), Autofluorescence, Confocal Endomicroscopy, Chromoendoscopy, Endo-anal ultrasound

These are advanced endoscopic and radiological techniques that help in the diagnosis and staging of tumours/cancers.

Dr O’Toole, Dr Sarkar, Professor Morris

706 3554/3849

 

Laser-Argon Therapy

This is endoscopic treatment helps with palliation of cancers/tumours and treat bleeding lesions within the colon such as angiodysplasia

Dr O’Toole, Dr Sarkar, Professor Morris

706 3554/3849


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