Colorectal services at Spire Portsmouth

Spire Portsmouth Hospital's colorectal service delivers a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of gastro-intestinal diseases and related conditions including cancer to patients in Havant, Portsmouth, Chichester and the Hampshire and West Sussex area. Supported by our team of radiologists, our Colorectal Centre is led by a team of highly skilled colorectal surgeons each consultant is a specialist surgeon with individual expertise.

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Colorectal surgery

Colorectal surgery is the main treatment for many common diseases of the colon, rectum and anus, including:

  • Bowel cancer
    Bowel cancer, or cancer of the large intestine, is the third most common form of cancer in the UK. Surgery is the main treatment for bowel cancer and is often used in conjunction with chemotherapy and radiotherapy to ensure all cancer cells are destroyed and to prevent it coming back. Working together with CancerPartnersUK, Spire Portsmouth Hospital can offer all these cancer services under one roof.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease)
    Surgery aims to remove the inflammation caused by diseases such as ulcerative colitis or diverticular disease when medical treatment is no longer effective. Most surgical patients can avoid the need for a colostomy or ileostomy.
  • Rectal prolapse and incontinence
    Surgery can be used to successfully repair rectal prolapse, where part of the rectum protrudes through the anus. The condition is most common in people with a long history of constipation and women with weak pelvic floor muscles, and can result in bowel incontinence.
  • Anal diseases
    Common anal conditions that cause much distress include haemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses and other forms of infection. A large majority of such cases can be treated successfully through surgery.

CT colonography at Spire Portsmouth

CT colonography is a non-invasive way to screen for polyps and cancer in the colon. It is a much more comfortable alternative to using an endoscope inserted into the large intestine through the rectum.

CT colonography
CT colonography, also known as virtual colonoscopy, is a non-invasive way to screen for polyps or cancer in the colon (large intestine). It is a much more comfortable alternative to using an endoscope (a tube with a camera at the end), inserted into the large intestine through the rectum.

Why use CT colonography?
Polyps are growths on the lining of the intestine. Some polyps may grow and turn into cancers. CT colonography uses low dose x-rays and computer technology to find these growths in their early stages so they can be removed before cancer has a chance to develop.

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