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Cardiff Colorectal Centre at
Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Our Treatments

  • Spire Cardiff Hospital has a number of highly experienced colorectal surgeons who perform a range of procedures each year at the hospital, including haemorrhoidectomy, anal fissure removal, anal fistula removal bowel cancer surgery, colostomy and ileostomy operations. You can be assured of having experienced staff on hand after surgery in clean and safe facilities. The surgeon you meet for your consultation will perform your surgery and follow up on your care.


    Haemorrhoids - also known as piles, are enlarged and swollen blood vessels in or around the lower rectum and back passage (anus). When the pressure inside these blood vessels is increased, they swell and form small lumps. Increased pressure is often caused by straining when trying to pass a stool.Diagnosis usually involves excluding other causes for rectal bleeding. Treatment can include dietary modification and endoscopic treatment.

    External haemorrhoids - also known as perianal haematoma, are small lumps that develop on the outside edge of the anus. They can become increasingly itchy. If a blood clot forms inside them (thrombosed external haemorrhoid) it can cause a lot of pain, requiring immediate treatment. This type of haemorrhoid is less common.

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  • Anal fissure

    An anal fissure is a tear in the skin lining the inside of the anus. Anal fissures can be caused by constipation. Once the skin has a tear making it more painful and difficult to open your bowels, particularly if you remain constipated. You may also find that you pass blood and have a sore anus for a few hours after each bowel movement.

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  • Anal fistula

    An anal fistula is a tunnel connecting the skin near the anus to the inside of the bowel (usually the rectum). This means that the inside of the bowel is connected to the outside of the body through an additional opening. A fistula is usually the result of an infection or abscess in the anus.

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  • Colitis / Inflammatory bowel

    Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the general name for diseases that cause inflammation in the small intestine and colon. It can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to other intestinal disorders and to another type of IBD called Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease differs because it causes inflammation deeper within the intestinal wall and can occur in other parts of the digestive system including the small intestine, mouth, esophagus, and stomach.

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  • Bowel cancer

    Surgery may be necessary to treat bowel cancer. The aim of surgery is to remove the area of bowel affected by cancer and usually a small amount of healthy tissue either side, to ensure all the cancer cells are removed.

    Lymph nodes near the bowel are usually removed as well. These are small bean-shaped organs that are part of your immune system. These are usually taken out because cancer tends to spread to the lymph nodes.

    Bowel surgery for cancer usually requires a hospital stay of around ten days. It is done under general anaesthesia, which means you will be asleep during the procedure and will feel no pain.

    Your surgeon will explain the benefits and risks of having bowel surgery, and will discuss any alternatives to the procedure.

    The bowel surgeons at our Cardiff Colorectal Centre who undertake bowel cancer surgery are: Mr Michael Davies, Mr Jared Torkington and Mr Simon Phillips.

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specialist colorectal surgeons at Spire Cardiff Hospital

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