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Bowel Surgery and Investigations at Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals


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Helpful videos to prepare for your operation

Please see below investigations that are usually carried out prior to diagnosis or as part of routine follow up after bowel surgery.

Bowel investigations explained

Having a flexible sigmoidoscopy

Having a colonoscopy

Having a colonic stent

Please click on links below to see a video to strengthen core muscles and also prevent parastomal hernias before and after surgery.

Core4 Programme Coloplast

Below, you will find a list of colorectal operations carried out within this Trust.  You will find descriptions of the types of surgery, risks and benefits and what to expect when you are admitted to hospital.  There is also a section on frequently asked questions for cancer and non cancer patients.  Please click on the links below to find out more.

Parastomal Hernia Prevention Clinimed

Below you will find different types of operations

Abdominoperineal (AP) resection

Anterior Resection your operation explained


Cytoreductive surgery

Laparoscopic Colorectal Bowel Resection


Right Hemicolectomy

Sigmoid Colectomy

Sub Total Colectomy

Trans Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS)

Total colectomy

Transanal Resection of Tumour (TART )

Colorectal Surgery: A Patients Guide Video

For frequently asked questions about bowel cancer surgery at this Trust, please click on link below:
Frequently Asked Questions Colorectal Department Cancer
Bowel cancer Explained
Stoma formation as part of your treatment for bowel cancer 
For frequently asked questions about inflammatory bowel disease surgery at Heartlands and Good Hope Hospitals, please click on link below:
Frequently Asked Questions Colorectal Department Benign
Ulcerative Colitis 2018

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