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WELCOME TO CENTRAL SYDNEY COLORECTAL SURGEONS
Our team of well trained colorectal surgeons are committed to the diagnosis and treatment of your colorectal condition. Our surgeons consult from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) Medical Centre, and if required organise procedures at RPAH and Sydney Day Surgery.
Colorectal cancer (bowel cancer) is a very common cancer in Australia. It affects about 1 in 20 persons in Australia. Colorectal cancer becomes more common with age. Most patients with colorectal cancer develop the condition between 55 and 75 years of age. Men and women are equally affected although cancers of the rectum occur more frequently in men.
- Colonoscopy is the best test for detection of cancer there is a small risk of missing a small cancer. The risks and benefits of colonoscopy should be discussed in detail with your doctor prior to proceeding with the test.The specific details of your colonoscopy bowel preparation will be discussed and given to you at the time of your consultation
- Open (also known as laparotomy) surgery is an operation performed through either a vertical midline incision in the abdomen or via a horizontal incision in the abdomen. This was the conventional method of performing any major abdominal procedure until about 10 to 15 years ago when laparoscopic (also known as keyhole) surgery became increasingly common.