Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery deals with repairing damage caused by disorders in the rectum, anus and colon. It can also be required in cases of obstruction, injury or ischemia or when blockages are preventing the normal elimination of faeces.

Colorectal surgery may be offered to those with:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Bowel incontinence

We offer a range of surgical and non-invasive treatments to treat colorectal and bowel conditions, these include:

  • Abdominal surgery for Crohn's Disease
  • Anal fistula surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colostomy, closure of loop
  • Haemorrhoidal artery ligation
  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileostomy, closure of loop
  • Laparoscopic colectomy
  • Laparoscopic ileoanal pouch surgery
  • Pilonidal sinus surgery
  • Reversal of Hartmann's procedure
  • Sigmoid colectomy for diverticular disease
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sphincterotomy, lateral internal
  • Stapled Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Surgery for pilonidal disease
  • Surgery for rectal prolapse


We are pleased to be able to provide the Rafaelo® procedure which utilises safe and reliable radio frequency technology to reduce, and in most cases, eliminate the common symptoms of internal haemorrhoids.

The procedure is carried out in an Endoscopy Department under local anaesthetic (and a mild sedative if required) by Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Mr Jim McCourtney and takes no longer than 15 minutes. Radio frequency energy will be applied with the use of an anoscope to each haemorrhoid which will reduce the blood flow to it, thus making it shrink and disappear.

It is recommended for all grades of internal haemorrhoids, however some grade 4 haemorrhoids may only be reduced and not completely removed.


  • Minimally invasive
  • A day case procedure and does not require an overnight stay
  • Performed using local anaesthetic
  • Usually takes no longer than 15 minutes
  • Relieves symptoms immediately
  • Minimal post-operative after-care and recovery time
  • Patients can return to their daily activities straight away
  • Can be used to treat all grades of internal haemorrhoids

Rafaelo® is covered by most insurance companies and can also be provided on a self-pay basis. Please check your cover details with your insurer directly.

To find out more or to book a consultation please call 01292 288882 or make an online enquiry here.