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Colorectal Surgery

The colorectal surgery service at University Hospitals provides care for a number of conditions related to the bowel. These conditions include colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel conditions such as ulcerative colitis and crohns disease following surgery (prior to surgical intervention it is the Gastroenterology Team who care for these patients).

Surgeons also provide a pelvi​c floor surgery service which also allows for the clinical management and treatment of patients suffering from chronic diarrhoea. This includes Sacral Nurse Stimulation and a Nurse Led Rectal Irrigation Service.

As well as eight surgeons treating patients, the service also calls on the expertise of physicians, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and specialist nurses to provide the very best possible care for all patients.

University Hospitals employs a multidisciplinary team who treat and care for you throughout your journey. Having the input of staff from a variety of clinical backgrounds helps give a holistic view of each individual case and therefore results in better care decisions.

The majority of patients will have regular contact with our nurse specialists. These specialists are part of the Bowel Care Nursing Team and act as a link between the patient and the medical team.

They are able to offer patients and their families support, information, advice and an introduction to colleagues in other specialties who may be required to help with treatment.

Outpatient clinics are held in Surgical Clinic One on the ground floor of the Main Building.

Stoma Care clinics are held in the clinic room on Ward 108 and Ward 109 on the ground floor of the Lyme Building.

Colonoscopy tests are carried out in the Endoscopy department situated on the lower ground floor in the Main Building.

Our sta​ff

  • Nurse Consultant - Deanna Latham
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist - Julie Rust
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist - Michelle Amos
  • Specialist Support Nurses - Michelle Spencer, Dorothy Munyanyi, Fiona Read
  • Health Care Assistant - Jennifer Kl

Contact u​​​s

Bowel Care Nursing Team: 01782 672802

The nursing team are available Monday-Friday 8.30am until 4.30pm but an answerphone system is in place 24 hours a day.

Colorectal surgery secretaries: 01782 679877 or 01782 679878

Colorectal Ward 108 (female) 01782 676108

Colorectal Ward 109 (male) 01782 676109

Visitng times are 2-4pm and 6-8pm daily​.

The Colorectal Ward, Ward 6, is located on the First Floor. Ward 6 is a 19 bedded surgical ward including four Level 1 beds. (The ward is shared with urology patients)

Contact Information: 01785 230096

Visiting Times & Restrictions: 3pm-5pm and 6.30pm-8pm

The Colorectal Nursing Team is available Monday - Friday 8.30pm-5pm

Contact Number: 01785 230606

​We run a support group for patients with bowel cancer.  Meetings are held at County Hospital every two months.  Please call the Colorectal Nursing Team for more details.​