Archive: General Surgery

Anal Fissure

What are an anal fissure and a chronic anal fissure? An anal fissure is a small tear of the skin of the anus. Although the tear is small, it can...

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Excision of a Lump

The Treatment Centre contact details: Day Surgery Unit 01908 995468 or 01908 995469. Treatment Centre Reception 01908 995452. What is it? You have a lump, mark or blemish that is...

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Delorme’s Procedure for a rectal prolapse

Introduction A rectal prolapse is when the normal supports of the bowel become weakened, allowing the muscle of the bowel to drop down through the anus. This is sometimes more...

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Subtotal Colectomy and formation of Ileostomy

Introduction Subtotal Colectomy and formation of Ileostomy is the name given to the operation to remove the diseased part of your bowel. The operation can be done in two ways....

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SDAU (Same Day Admissions Unit) for surgery

Welcome to Same Day Admissions Unit. You are on an all-day operating list today. This means that your Surgeon operates continuously between 9am and 5pm. All patients are asked to...

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Right Hemicolectomy

Introduction Right Hemicolectomy is the name given to the operation to remove the diseased part of your bowel. The operation can be done in two ways: • It can either...

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Reversal of Hartmann’s Procedure

Introduction Reversal of Hartmann’s procedure is the name given to the operation to reconnect your colostomy back to your bowel inside your body. The operation can be done in two...

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Pruritus Ani

What is Pruritus Ani? Pruritus ani is a common condition causing itching or irritation around the anus (back passage). It has many possible causes, including piles and certain skin conditions....

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Pilonidal Sinus

Day Surgery Unit – 01908 995648.  Treatment Centre reception – 01908 995452. What is a pilonidal sinus? Pilonidal – a ‘nest of hairs’ Sinus tract – small abnormal channel (like...

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Panproctocolectomy and Ileostomy

Introduction Panproctocolectomy and formation of Ileostomy is the name given to the operation to remove the diseased part of your bowel. The operation can be done in two ways: •...

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