Stoma Care

Hutchings Ward
Level 8 (Navy Zone)
Torbay Hospital
Lowes Bridge
Torquay TQ2 7AA

Tel: 01803 654816
Fax: 01803 654308

Services

Colorectal Surgery

The unit has a particular interest in colorectal disease encompassing functional, inflammatory and malignant disease. Specialised operative techniques for rectal cancer, Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, anal sphincter, prolapse and pelvic floor problems are provided. Fast-track rectal bleeding clinics with immediate flexible sigmoidoscopy and treatment are available at Torbay. A further major activity is provision of endoscopic services, both colonoscopy and gastroscopy. The unit also has interests in laparoscopic surgery, including cholecystectomy and inguinal hernia repair. We have regular clinics at Brixham, Paignton and Teignmouth Hospitals.

Colorectal/Stoma Care

The service offers support and information to patients before, during and after surgery that results in the formation of a stoma and/or ileo-anal pouch.

This is a specialist service, which provides counselling, support and advice to patients undergoing formation of a stoma or ileo-anal pouch. Based at Torbay Hospital, this service is available to patients in hospital and community settings. A further service providing support and counselling to patients with colorectal cancer is offered by our specialist nurse.

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