Colorectal surgery is a specialty dealing with all aspects of surgery of the large bowel, rectum and anus and is a recognised specialty in the UK. Most colorectal surgeons will have had a broad training in general surgery including emergency surgery and surgery of all if the intra-abdominal organs. Then they will have undergone specific training in a specialised unit dealing with surgey of the colon and rectum. Mr Miles trained with Mr David Bartolo in Edinburgh and subsequently was very fortunate to be offered an MD thesis at the University of Edinburgh studying colon and rectal cancer. Mr Miles completed his training with Professor Kumar and Mr Leicester at St Georges hospital in london.
Types of surgery
Colorectal surgery can be divided into;
Operations on the colon
Operations within the rectum
Operations in and around the anus (operations around the low rectum and anus are referred to as proctology)
Trans Anal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS)