Surgical Treatments Category

Surgical Treatment

Welcome to the surgical treatments section where you can find information about some of the surgical options available to treat bladder and bowel conditions

Here you will find advice on:

  • Surgery to treat bladder incontinence
  • Surgery to treat bowel incontinence
  • Surgery to treat Prostate problems
  • How Botox can be used to treat some bladder and bowel disorders
  • Surgery to treat bladder, bowel and prostate cancers
  • Surgery to treat Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Surgical treatments may be offered to you if your bladder or bowel condition is severe, conservative and medicinal treatments haven’t made enough of an improvement and your condition is having a significant impact on your life.

Many bladder and bowel conditions can be treated using a less invasive method such as botox treatments or via a laparotomy (keyhole surgery) for a quicker recovery. There are many methods available to treat a condition and your surgeon will be able to advise on the best route for you.

Please note that the information contained within these pages are a guide only. Your GP will be able to advise on the best methods of treatment for your condition. Please speak to your GP or Healthcare Practitioner before undertaking any of these treatments.

Percutaneous Endoscopic Colostomy (PEC)

A Percutaneous Endoscopic Colostomy (PEC) is carried out to help relieve severe bowel problems. An incision is made into the colon and a tube is inserted, through which patients can irrigate their colon once or twice a day. It offers an…

Anal Repair Surgeries

Anal Repair Surgery has an 80% long term success rate, and involved repairing the muscle around the anus. Learn more about the operation here.

What is a Urostomy?

What is a Urostomy? A urostomy or ileal conduit is the most common type of non-continent urinary diversion operation. During the operation, the surgeon will make a hole in your abdominal wall. This hole is known as a urinary stoma.

Stoma Surgery

What is a stoma? A stoma is an opening on the abdomen that can be connected to either your digestive or urinary system to allow waste (urine or faeces) to be diverted out of your body. It looks like a small, pinkish, circular piece of…

Prostatic Urethral Lift Procedure (Urolift® System)

AD This article contains links The Urolift is a relatively new surgical procedure designed to treat men who have benign prostatic enlargement (BPE).  It is suitable for those patients where medication has been tried but has not been

Surgeries For Haemorrhoids

If conservative treatments and/or medication have not worked and your haemorrhoids are large and causing you discomfort and pain, you may wish to consider surgery. There are some different surgical options available and you should discuss…

Ileostomy Surgery

What is an Ileostomy? An Ileostomy is created when your bowel is redirected out of your abdomen. An Ileostomy normally involves removing the colon and in some cases the rectum. The Ileium (last part of the small intestine) is brought to…

Colostomy Surgery

What is a Colostomy? A colostomy is created when your colon is cut and brought to the outside through the abdominal wall to create an artificial opening. Your faeces is then collected in a bag called a colostomy bag that is attached to…

Tension free vaginal tape

Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) is for women with stress urinary incontinence. It is usually not considered suitable for women considering having children, or for women with other conditions like a cystocele or a vaginal prolapse. The…

Trans obturator tape

In some people, stress incontinence does not sufficiently improve with the other more conservative treatments and that is when you may wish to consider surgery. Every person is different, and a surgeon will be able to discuss with you what…