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Colorectal surgeons in the UK

A Colorectal surgeon is a general surgeon who has had further training and is expert in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus.  Endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy are performed to diagnose diseases such as cancer.

Colon diseases or disorders include:

  • Angiodysplasia of the colon
  • Chronic functional abdominal pain
  • Colitis
  • Colon cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Hirschsprung's disease (aganglionosis)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Polyposis (see also Polyp)
  • Pseudomembranous colitis
  • Ulcerative colitis and toxic megacolon

There are two professional bodies in the UK which represent general surgeons:


Featured colorectal surgeons