Laparoscopic Ventral Rectopexy

Mr Eugene Ong trained and subsequently held a consultant position at Oxford University NHS Trust Hospitals, UK. He worked in the Oxford Pelvic Floor Unit, a world leader in the management of pelvic floor disorders and a pioneer in the technique of laparoscopic ventral rectopexy (LVR). LVR is an innovative technique to correct rectal prolapse…

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a safe and effective procedure where a flexible camera is guided through the large bowel. It is used to examine the inside of the bowel for a number of reasons. Some of the reasons to have a colonoscopy are to investigate bleeding from the back passage, a change in bowel habit, to rule…

Haemorrhoid Artery Ligation Operation (HALO, HAL-RAR)

Haemorrhoids are a common condition and depending on their severity can be treated in a number of ways. The conventional surgery for haemorrhoids involve excising the enlarged and abnormal haemorrhoid tissue. Unfortunately, this treatment can result in wounds surrounding the anus and result in a significant amount of pain and discomfort for some time after…

Endorectal advancement flap

Anal fistulas can be a difficult disorder to treat. One of the problems is that the muscles around the anus, called the “sphincters”, may be damaged. If too much muscle is damaged, then incontinence (inadvertent loss of bowel content) may occur. The standard operation for the treatment of fistulas, called a “fistulotomy”, involves dividing the…

Ligation of the Intersphincteric Fistula Tract (LIFT)

Anal fistulas can be a difficult disorder to treat. One of the problems is that the muscles around the anus, called the “sphincters”, may be damaged. If too much muscle is damaged, then incontinence (inadvertent loss of bowel content) may occur. The standard operation for the treatment of fistulas, called a “fistulotomy”, involves dividing the…

Trans-anal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)

Trans-anal Endoscopic Microsurgery is a technique that uses specialised equipment to perform surgery through the back passage. It allows removal of large, difficult to access polyps or early cancers which would have otherwise have required removal of the entire rectum. It requires no cuts on the outside and most patients stay in hospital only one…