We are aware that issues affecting your rectum, anus and colon can make you feel uncomfortable. Our expert consultant in general and colorectal surgery will be at hand to help to diagnose any related issue you may be facing, easing any symptoms that are causing discomfort through appropriate treatment.
We’re here for:
Bowel cancer worries
Change in bowel habit
Pelvic floor issues
Inflammatory bowel disease
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
If you’re suffering from bloating, stomach cramps, flatulence, tiredness and an urgent need to use the toilet you may be eating the wrong foods. Come and talk to our expert today and find out what lifestyle choices and treatments can be taken to reduce the irritating symptoms, getting you back to feeling yourself.
Talk to us about any bloating, change in bowel habits, bleeding rectums and abdominal pain. These could be signs be that you’re suffering from Diverticulitis/Diverticular disease. Our expert will talk to you about any symptoms you may be suffering and provide a physical examination, helping to give a clearer picture about the best treatment available for you. If your symptoms are mild you can be treated and feeling well again within only 4 days.
Hernias occur due to a combination of muscle weakness and strain, the most common causes of muscle weakness are age, chronic coughing and damage sustained from injury or sport. Hernias can cause a lot of pain and discomfort, if this is the case you suggest you come and visit us. Our expert will be able to talk you through lifestyle changes, medication or surgery, meaning you can get back to feeling pain free again.
If suffering from diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting, stomach cramps, mouth ulcers, fatigue and anaemia we highly recommend you come in and see us. Our expert will be able to run the relevant checks and provide a solution that will ease any of the symptoms you may have. If undiagnosed and untreated there is a greater risk of complications including anaemia, osteoporosis and neurological conditions.
If you'd like to book an appointment or make an enquiry, please give us a call on 0300 247 0121.
We are DDA compliant, with wheelchair access to the building and a consulting room and disabled toilet on the ground floor. We are currently having a ramp built to allow easy wheelchair access. In the meantime we are using something called a ‘stair climber’ so wheelchair users can access the building while the works are being completed. Our client advisors will be able to assist with any other requirements you may have.
If, for whatever reason, you miss your consultant appointment and haven’t informed us at least 24 hours in advance, unfortunately we will need to charge you £180 towards the appointment as a late cancellation fee.
Your doctor may feel that further tests, for example blood tests, are needed in order to confirm any diagnosis. Please bear in mind that you will need need to pay for these additional tests yourself, but whether you decide to go ahead with these is up to you. You should always feel your doctor has given you enough information to help you make an informed decision about any of the options for additional services they might go through with you.
Currently unless you are a non-UK resident we are unable to directly accept any PMI or private health insurance. In some cases for non-UK residents your international health insurance may mean that you can use Virgin Care Private as part of your policy. Please check with your insurer. Any additional tests that your doctor may feel are necessary may also be available through the NHS. If you are interested in this please ask the doctor or consultant to advise. Unfortunately most UK-based private health insurance schemes do not cover primary care (such as private GP consultations), though some insurance companies require specialist referrals to be made by a GP (private or NHS) before they will cover the cost. Some policies cover the cost of laboratory tests. We are not able to liaise with insurance companies directly, and you will therefore need to pay for your treatment as a private patient. We will provide you with an itemised invoice to assist you in reclaiming any payments your insurance company may be able to cover.
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