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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 & ward nurses and other staff.

Colorectal surgical patients are admitted to Monnow (male) and Leadon (female) wards respectively.

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, one Associate Specialist Surgeon, 4.2 wte Colorectal Nurse Specialists, four Registrar grade surgeons and four 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 Gloucester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Surgeons’ profiles

Mr. Dayo Adeyemo FRCS, MS (Lon), FRCS (Gen Surg)

Secretary: 355444 ext 4021

Consultant Laparoscopic General and Colorectal Surgeon

General and colorectal surgery, including all types of hernias, gallbladder, haemorrhoids, anal diseases, intestinal (diverticulosis, IBD etc.) and bowel cancer surgery. Special interest is in laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for general and colorectal (bowel) conditions.


Miss Clare Cheek

Secretary: 355444 ext 4413

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

Colorectal, Hernia Surgery


Mr. Brendan McIlroy

Secretary: 355444 ext 4122

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

Colorectal, Hernia, General, Paediatric Surgery


Mr. Arun Chokkalingam

Secretary: 355444 ext 5653

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

Colorectal & General Surgery


Mr Perakath                                           

     Secretary:  355444 ext 4413        

Consultant Surgeon

Specialist Colorectal Nursing & Stoma Team: 

  • Mrs Jo Hicks (Lead)
  • Mrs Caroline Ferris
  • Mrs Jessica Burnham
  • Miss Sarah McVicar
  • Mrs Eva Lewis
  • Miss Louise Norman



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