We have five colorectal surgeons and one Associate Specialist, who are based at Arrowe Park Hospital (although we do carry out some clinics and surgery at Clatterbridge Hospital). They are supported by two Clinical Nurse Specialists (key workers), one Nurse Consultant, one Advanced Nurse Practitioner and three Stoma Nurses.
The team will get together each week in which all patients with suspected or diagnosed cancer are discussed. Plans for treatment are then agreed.
The team also work in the Endoscopy Unit and carry out diagnostic scopes of the bowel. Sometimes they will take samples of tissue as part of the procedure in order to diagnose your problem.
They also look after patients recovering from major bowel surgery who may need support with their nutrition post operatively. In addition, the team also run specialist clinics for inflammatory bowel disease, anaemia, pelvic floor and functional bowel disorders, abdominal wall hernias, as well as piles and fissures for patients who may need support with their nutrition both pre and post operatively.