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Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal Surgery at The County Hospital is provided by a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists and specialist nurses. 

Outpatient assessment, investigation, treatment and follow-up are provided for all colorectal surgical conditions, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel conditions (crohns’ disease and ulcerative colitis), functional bowel disorders (constipation and incontinence) and anorectal conditions (fistula-in-ano, fissures, haemorrhoids etc.). 

Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) colorectal surgery is well developed, and enhanced recovery is provided by a dedicated team of doctors, physiotherapists, dieticians, specialist and ward nurses and other staff. 

Colorectal surgical patients are admitted to Frome ward and Primrose Unit (Elective). Day case patients are accommodated on the daycase unit. 

Our department submits its colorectal cancer data to the national bowel cancer audit (NBCA).


Outline of the department

The department consists of five consultant surgeons, and eight (6.2 wte) colorectal nurse specialists. The wider general surgeon department is supported by ten Registrar grade surgeons, three advanced clinical practitioners (ACP), three physician’s associates and twelve Foundation level doctors. Administrative support is provided by four medical secretaries.

Links with other departments

There is a close working relationship with the gastroenterologist-led local colorectal cancer screening centre. The endoscopy unit is JAG accredited. We are part of a two County Cancer network that includes Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Specialist colorectal nursing and stoma team

  • Mrs Jo Hicks (lead)
  • Mrs Caroline Ferris
  • Mrs Jessica Burnham
  • Miss Louise Norman

Surgeons’ profiles

Mr. Dayo Adeyemo

Consultant laparoscopic General & Colorectal surgeon

Secretary: 01432 364021

Miss Clare Cheek

Consultant General & Colorectal surgeon

Secretary: 01432 364413

Mr. Arun Chokkalingam

Consultant laparoscopic General & Colorectal surgeon

Secretary: 01432 355444 Ext 5653

Mr Benjamin Perakath                                           

Consultant Laparoscopic General & colorectal surgeon

Secretary: 01432 364413




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