Multi-specialist care for patients with Advanced Colorectal Cancer.
The Advanced Colorectal Surgery (ACS) Unit at The Wellington Hospital, offers a wide range of treatments for colorectal disease, including a pioneering ‘two surgeon’ approach.
Patients benefit from an experienced, multidisciplinary team, the latest techniques and the world-class facilities available at The Wellington hospital.
Our service offers treatments for both complex and conventional colorectal surgery, reflecting our vast experience in advanced colorectal surgery, both in the private sector and the NHS. The Wellington's high-quality intensive care unit continue the patient's care after more complex surgery has taken place, with support from intensivists, interventional radiologists and leading oncologists.
The Advanced Colorectal team offers surgery for:
- Laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery for complex cancers
- Pseudomyxoma peritonei and colorectal peritoneal metastases with HIPEC cancer surgery
- Surgery for recurrent colorectal cancers
- Robotic colorectal surgery
- Complex Crohn’s surgery
- Complex diverticular disease surgery
- Ileoanal pouch surgery
- Enterocutaneous fistula surgery
We work with other specialist teams to also provide:
- Complex rectal prolapse service
- Inflammatory bowel disease service
- Abdominal catastrophe service
Why choose a laparoscopic surgical approach?
Surgery is constantly changing and developing, and we can now treat increasingly complex conditions that once may have been deemed inoperable, especially colorectal cancers.
We believe that laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery offers patients the best possible outcomes and patient experience, therefore we use laparoscopic and robotic surgery, in suitable patients, where ever possible. Its list of benefits, including quicker recovery times, less pain and reduced complications, makes laparoscopic surgery the preferred option for complex cases.
Using the da Vinci robot, we currently offer new treatments, such as: Trans anal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS) and TAMIS for early rectal cancers and advanced benign polyps; transanal TME (TaTME) and Robotic Surgery.
Information for referring healthcare professionals
Many of our patients are referred to us through their surgeon or oncologist after receiving some initial treatment.
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If you would like to talk to us about a particular treatment or review a potential patient please don't hesitate to give the unit a call and we will arrange a suitable time to discuss any requirements.
The Patient Journey
At the ACS Unit, our patients follow a detailed pathway, including multidisciplinary management from initial presentation, through to complex surgery and ongoing support from our clinical nurse specialist.
The ACS multidisciplinary team
Every patient we treat is cared for by our multidisciplinary team, this team of experts meet regularly to thoroughly discuss a patient and their condition to make a decision about the best treatment plan for them.
Patients benefit from having a wide spectrum of experts, from all the particular fields, in one room. These experts bring together their knowledge of the latest treatments from the UK and around the world, along with their strong knowledge base from previous patients.
Our regular MDT meetings are attended by:
Colorectal surgeons, GI Oncologists, Gastroenterologists, GI Radiologists and Histopathologists.
Meet our multi-disciplinary team