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Lower GI Surgery and Coloproctology

An overview of the service

The department is staffed by 5 colorectal surgeons (Mr Richardson, Mr Pearson, Mr Siddiqi, Mr Hammond & Miss Conn), 2 colorectal nurse specialists (Michelle Davis & Melanie Beetonand), 2 Stomacare Clinical Nurse Specialists (Nikki Saunders & Kerry Sandlin) who provide a wide range of elective and emergency services.

The department provides specialist treatment for colon and rectal diseases including cancer, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor prolapse, faecal incontinence and constipation. Most of the elective surgery is performed by keyhole surgery (laparoscopic) with some being performed by cutting edge robotic or TAMIS surgery.

The department also treats anal conditions such as anal fistula, anal fissures, haemorrhoids and rectal bleeding. Several options of the treatment of each condition are available and each patient is advised according to their own needs. All types of hernia are managed by the department using open or keyhole surgery. Complex abdominal wall surgery is also undertaken as well as colonoscopy. The department has access to some of the most modern laoparoscopic theatres in the country.

Contact details

Chris Smith - 01245 516064 for Mr N Richardson (Clinical Director) and Mr T Pearson

01245 516616 for Mr S Siddiqi and Miss G Conn

Michele Stafford - 01245 514094 for Mr T Hammond

Clinical Nurse Specialists 01245 514465

Times and dates of clinics

The department has clinics on Tuesday afternoon Thursday morning Friday morning



MEHT Coloproctology Services
Court Road
CM1 7ET 


Referrals to this department should be made only by health professionals, and should be sent to:

MEHT Mid Essex Referrals Centre
Broomfield Hospital
Pudding Woods Lane


Coloproctology and Stoma Care Nurses
Colorectal Cancer Surveillance Co-ordinator
Multidisciplinary Team Co-ordinator

Our Clinics

  • Coloproctology Outpatient Clinics

  • Coloproctology Outpatients Clinics


Consultant clinics

  • Tuesday afternoon

  • Thursday morning

  • Friday morning


Coloproctology Clinical Nurse Specialist Clinics

  • Monday morning

  • Wednesday afternoon


Stoma Care Outpatient Clinics

Ms N. Saunders and Mrs K. Sandling Wednesday and Friday mornings

Other Sources of Information

Macmillan Cancer Relief
15, Britain Street, London.
Tel: 0207 351 7811

British Association of Cancer/United Patients (BACUP)
3, Bath Place, Rivington Street, London. EC2A 3TR
Tel: 0345 330345


Clinical research in this area

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