Gastrointestinal surgery

At Guy’s and St Thomas’ we offer a range of specialist GI services:

  • upper gastrointestinal surgery
  • thyroid and endocrine surgery
  • gastroenterology and hepatology
  • colorectal surgery.

We are a national referral centre for complex colorectal disease and provide a full range of services to the local community and private patients from around the world.

Our colorectal unit is a distinguished centre of clinical excellence for all aspects of colorectal disease, including:

  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • colorectal cancer diagnoses and surgery
  • pelvic floor assessment and treatment
  • benign anorectal disease
  • stoma care
  • family history cancer screening.

We have a strong focus on multi-disciplinary education and research in all aspects of colorectal disease with close links to King’s College and London Southbank University. Our research and specialist interests include:

  • investigation into the quality of life for sufferers of faecal incontinence
  • assessment of bowel function following fistula surgery
  • surgical reconstruction and function following protectomy
  • topical management of Crohn’s Disease
  • biofeedback techniques (such as rectal irrigation and anal stimulation for faecal incontinence)
  • enhanced recovery for colorectal surgery to reduce length of stay by allowing safe discharge sooner after surgery
  • comparing physiological and ultrasonographic techniques in assessing the pelvic floor.

Children's gastroenterology

Our consultants offer the best and most comprehensive gastroenterology services and treatment for young children.

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