The Colorectal Unit at Newcastle Hospitals provides general, emergency and colorectal surgical specialist services. The unit has inpatient wards, clinics, investigative units, surgeons and nursing specialists based at both the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) and Freeman Hospital.
Our experienced multidisciplinary team provides services for the entire field of colorectal disease, ranging from:
- complex and recurrent colorectal/anal cancer,
- abdominal wall reconstruction,
- robotic, laparoscopic and advanced endoscopic surgery,
- inflammatory bowel disease,
- intestinal failure,
- endometriosis, and
- pelvic floor surgery.
To learn more about the various services and members of the colorectal team please use the links provided under the ‘In This Section’ heading.
Our practice predominantly caters for patients from the Newcastle area and surrounding North East regions, but we also provide specialist patient services for referrals from wider afield.
Our focus is on using advanced and established techniques to improve surgical quality outcomes for patients and ensuring a multidisciplinary approach to enhanced recovery after surgery.
Future-proofing our services
The department has extensive experience in delivering advanced surgical fellowships and training and our staff are actively engaged in surgical teaching and the delivery of training courses.
These include advanced endoscopy, robotic surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, trauma, endometriosis surgery and nutrition.
The department is a research-active unit delivering a large portfolio of NIHR portfolio studies and generating novel research in-house.