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London Colorectal Group

Specialist care and surgical treatment for colorectal and bowel disorders

Appointments & Enquiries

020 7403 6061

27 Tooley Street

London

SE1 2PR

About the London Colorectal Group

London Bridge Hospital’s London Colorectal Group is a team of consultants supported by a nurse practitioner and clinical scientist specialising in the surgery and treatment of colorectal conditions.

 

Each of our consultants’ experience in the field has seen them at the forefront of colorectal medicine and gastroenterology, pioneering new surgical techniques.

 

We provide treatment for all conditions of the bowel, as well as general surgery, gastroenterology and hepatology. Our special interests include: colorectal cancer, colonoscopy, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and pelvic floor disorders.

Our extensive experience includes treatment for:

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    Colorectal cancer, including recurrent colorectal cancer

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    Colonoscopy

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    Rectal bleeding

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    Crohn’s disease

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    Ulcerative colitis

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    Pelvic floor disorders

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    All anorectal disorders

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    Complex recurrent pilonidal disease

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    Surgery for haemorrhoids

The outstanding London Colorectal Group team

London Bridge Hospital hosts the outstanding London Colorectal Group’s consultants, all of whom maintain NHS practices at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, and, in some cases, teaching and lecturing positions.


Leaders in the field of colorectal medicine and gastroenterology, our consultants have pioneered surgical techniques for conditions such as complex recurrent pilonidal disease and day case surgery for haemorrhoids.


The team is completed with its own specialist nurse practitioner and clinical scientist.


Our consultants

Mr Amir Darakhshan

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

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Mr Andrew Williams

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

Emin Carapeti

Mr Emin Carapeti

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

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Mr Mark George

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

Dr Terence Wong

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

Caring for our patients

The comprehensive comprehensive care you will receive covers all needs for both outpatients and inpatients. We are committed to delivering bespoke care for you. Our clinical nurse specialist (CNS) supports patients throughout their healthcare journey. Alongside in-depth medical knowledge, she can offer valuable support for our patients and their families.

The conditions we treat

Our team has extensive experience in the treatment of a wide range of conditions including:

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Colon/bowel cancer

Colon cancer, or bowel/colorectal cancer, is one of the more common cancers in the UK. It is also often one of the most straightforward to treat, especially when caught early. We can offer expert advice and a range of tests including colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy in our well-equipped endoscopy unit.

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Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are characterised by chronic inflammation of the intestine. Each is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and can cause diarrhoea, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, fatigue and weight loss. We will discuss the best form of treatment for each condition, which may consist of either, or both medication and surgery, to ensure your comfort and peace of mind.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition which can cause bouts of abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. We can offer various tests such as endoscopy to rule out other conditions such as Crohn’s disease before discussing and implementing a bespoke treatment plan for you.

Comprehensive diagnostics and imaging

Our facilities incorporate an extensive range of the most advanced technology and equipment to help diagnose and treat all colorectal conditions. Diagnostic tests, all of which involve the insertion of a tiny camera (either using a thin tube or via a capsule that is swallowed) to look more closely at the inside of the body, include:

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    Flexible sigmoidoscopy

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    Colonoscopy

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    Gastroscopy

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    Capsular endoscopy

View all treatments and services

  • Appendicectomy

    Need to know

    Sometimes, your appendix (small pouch attached to your colon) can swell and cause severe pain. This condition is called appendicitis. We don't really know why it happens. But at HCA Healthcare UK, our general surgeons can carry out a surgical operation called an appendicectomy to remove your appendix.

  • Chronic constipation

    Need to know

    Prolonged constipation can lead to a build-up of dry, hard poo in your rectum (the part of your large intestine where poo is stored). This is called chronic constipation (also known as faecal impaction). It can often lead to a leaking of diarrhoea-like stools, as well as other symptoms, like nausea and...

  • Crohns disease

    Need to know

    Crohn's disease is an inflammation of the gastrointestinal (digestive) tract. It's a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), like ulcerative colitis (UC). Unlike ulcerative colitis, Crohn's can affect any part of your digestive tract, from your mouth to your back passage. It's fairly common, affecting...

  • Diverticular disease

    Need to know

    Diverticular disease is a digestive condition where small bulges (diverticula) form in the lining of your intestine and lead to problems, like stomach pain. The older you get, the weaker your intestine becomes. As a result, harder stools can irritate the lining of your intestine, causing diverticula...

  • Anal fistula surgery

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    Anal fistulas are small tunnels that can develop between the end of your rectum and the skin near your anus. Fistulas can get better on their own. But in other cases, surgery may be the only way to get rid of them. We specialise in various techniques for treating anal fistulas, including: - Fistulotomy....

  • Pilonidal sinus surgery

    Need to know

    A pilonidal sinus is an inflamed sinus tract or channel that commonly contains hair follicles. It occurs under the skin between the buttocks, a short distance above the anus. Germs can build up among the hairs within the sinuses causing swelling, discharge and infection.

  • Surgery for piles haemorrhoids

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    Haemorrhoids also known as piles are swellings in or around the anus that contain large blood vessels. They can be uncomfortable and itchy and sometimes bleed. Most piles don't need surgery but there are a few different ways you can have them surgically removed, including banding and stapling.

  • Epigastric hernia

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    Hernias are caused by a weakness in the muscle or tissue wall which allows an internal part of the body to push through. An epigastric hernia occurs when fatty tissue pushes through your abdomen, between your navel (belly button) and your sternum (breastbone), creating a lump or swelling.

  • Femoral hernia

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    Hernias are caused by a weakness in the muscle or tissue wall which allows an internal part of the body to push through. A femoral hernia is a rare type of hernia. It is a painful lump in the inner upper part of the thigh or groin.

  • Incisional hernia

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    Hernias are caused by a weakness in the muscle or tissue wall which allows an internal part of the body to push through. An incisional hernia is a common condition in which tissue or parts of your bowel poke through a surgical scar on your abdomen. It usually appears as a lump or bulge. Incisional...

  • Groin pain

    Need to know

    Groin pains and strains are usually the result of sporting injuries or general wear and tear. In other cases, they could be a sign of something else, like a hip or hernia problem. If you're experiencing pain or discomfort, it's important to get it checked out. At HCA UK, we can diagnose the problem and...

  • Umbilical hernia

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    Hernias are caused by a weakness in the muscle or tissue wall which allows an internal part of the body to push through. An umbilical hernia is a common type of hernia that affects the area around your naval (belly button). If there is a weakness or hole around your naval, tissue or parts of your bowel...

  • Faecal incontinence

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    Faecal incontinence is a very distressing condition that tends to effect the elderly. However, it can affect younger patients and in particular women following difficult obstetric deliveries. Our consultants can diagnose and treat the condition.

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

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    IBS is a disorder of the way the muscles and nerves in the gut work. It is called a ‘functional gut disorder’ because it is a problem with gut function rather than the structure of the bowel. The condition affects up to one in five people at some point in their lives. Although it is often...

  • Polyps

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    At HCA UK, our team of experts specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of tissue growths, including polyps. A polyp (also called an adenoma) is a small growth of cells that are found in the inner lining of organs such as the bowel, stomach and bladder.

  • Delormes procedure

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    A rectal prolapse is when the lower part of the bowel (rectum) becomes weakened and part of the wall of the rectum drops through the anus. Depending on the severity of the condition, you may require surgery. Delorme's procedure is a minimally invasive operation to repair your rectum.

  • Rectocele repair

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    A rectocele is a type of prolapse (organ bulge). It happens when the thin wall of tissue between your back passage and rectum (known as the posterior vaginal wall) weakens and then bulges out. This weakening can be brought on by childbirth and other processes that put pressure on your pelvic area. If...

  • Excision of skin lesions

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    Common skin lesions include moles, freckles, birthmarks, cysts, warts and skin tags. Although they're usually harmless (benign), you may have a lesion removed for cosmetic reasons or as a precaution against skin cancer. You may also have a skin lesion removed to diagnose or treat skin cancer.

  • Lateral sphincterotomy

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    Anal fissures are small tears near your back passage. They can be extremely painful and sometimes lead to bleeding after you poo. If your internal anal sphincter muscle spasms, it can reduce blood flow to the area, stopping it from healing. If this happens, we can carry out a lateral sphincterotomy.

  • Ulcerative colitis

    Need to know

    Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammation of part of the gastrointestinal (digestive) tract, usually beginning in the rectum (where faeces are stored) and colon (large intestine). It's one of the two main types of inflammatory bowel disease (the other is Crohn's). UC tends to start in young people...

  • Ileo anal pouch formation

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    An ileo-anal pouch is formed to allow the small bowel (ileum) to act in a similar way to the rectum (to store faeces). This procedure is an alternative to a permanent ileostomy. The pouch is formed by folding the small bowel back on itself and creating a bag like structure. This is stitched together...

  • Capsule endoscopy

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    Capsule endoscopy is a diagnostic test used to examine the gastrointestinal tract and check for small bowel disorders and conditions such as Crohn's disease, polyps and malabsorption. There are three types of capsule: the oesophageal capsule, the small bowel capsule and the colon capsule.

  • Colonoscopy

    Need to know

    You could be referred for a colonoscopy if you've had blood in your stool or noticed any changes in your bowel habits. It's an effective diagnostic procedure that allows our consultant to examine your bowel in detail. You might have a colonoscopy as part of a biopsy or for removing polyps.

  • ERCP

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    An ERCP is used to examine the pancreas and bile ducts. The pancreas and bile ducts form part of the digestive system. The bile ducts carry bile, a substance that digests fat, from the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine. The pancreas produces substances that regulate blood sugar and help digest...

  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastroscopy

    Need to know

    PEG is a way of introducing food, fluids and medicines directly into your stomach by passing a thin tube through your skin. The PEG tube bypasses your throat and food pipe (oesophagus) and can therefore be used if you have difficulty swallowing or risk food going 'the wrong way' into your lungs.

Our location

London Bridge Hospital

27 Tooley Street

London SE1 2PR

Contact us

The London Colorectal Group is situated in London Bridge Hospital.

020 7403 6061
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