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Rectal Clinic

The Rectal Clinic at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital  is a one-stop, fast-track clinic for patients referred by their GP or self-referred via the e-booking system, held on Friday mornings. Our Rectal Clinic has been set up to prevent patients waiting for several appointments with various colorectal specialists. Our aim is to provide world class care quickly and efficiently.

Our rectal clinic service

For many patients attending a rectal clinic, rectal bleeding is a common presenting feature. With most patients, the cause is attributed to a benign lesion. Our one-stop Rectal Clinic based at the exemplary St John & St Elizabeth Hospital,  will provide assessment, flexible sigmoidoscopy and treatment of anal conditions in one appointment.

Haemorrhoids and fissures can be treated effectively at the clinic, with advice being provided regarding bowel health and benign anal conditions. As part of the clinic we can provide direct referral to surgery and pre-assessment leading to a seamless service for you and your patients. If other colonic pathology is diagnosed, we will refer onwards directly. If biopsies are taken, these will be reviewed in the virtual clinic and the results communicated to the patient, with recommendations for onward care and management.

The service is designed to treat patients suffering from a range of minor colorectal conditions which may require specific colorectal procedures including:

  • Anal Canal Polyps
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Warts
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Injections Sclerotherapy
  • Ligation of Haemorrhoids
  • Proctoscopy
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Full Colonoscopy

GI Unit

The GI Unit is supported by a multidisciplinary team of medical and surgical consultants. Our expert team treats and supports patients with any gastrointestinal conditions.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, ENT, as well as a private GP practice and our urgent care centre, Casualty First, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information then get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7078 3802.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP. You can simply refer yourself and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

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