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Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery

Colorectal surgery is a surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and abnormalities of the small bowel, colon, rectum, and anal canal. Common conditions treated by colorectal surgeons include bowel (colorectal) cancer, inflammatory diseases of the small bowel and colon such as Crohns disease, ulcerative colitis and diverticular disease of the colon. Finally, colorectal surgeons also frequently assess and treat patients with a number of conditions affecting the anal canal such as abscesses, fistulae and haemorrhoids. Colorectal surgeons generally work very closely with gastroenterologists and radiologists.