Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery refers to a variety of procedures used to investigate or repair damage to the colon, rectum, anus and pelvic floor caused by diseases of the lower digestive tract, such as diverticulitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or cancer.

Surgeons at Burnside Hospital also offer minimally-invasive diagnostic and treatment options including endoscopy and colonoscopy.

Colorectal services at Burnside Hospital include:

  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal cancer surgery
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Surgery for Crohn’s Disease
  • Perianal abscess and anal fistula surgery
  • Repair surgery
  • Treatment of haemorrhoids 


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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Seek advice from an appropriately qualified health practitioner before proceeding with any procedure.
Important update for patients and visitors regarding COVID-19

With SA Health announcing recently that we are in a new phase of COVID-19 pandemic, in consultation with members of the Medical Executive Committee, Burnside Hospital has implemented a restricted visitor policy effective from 15th March 2020.

Please read more about how we are restricting access to the hospital to keep our patients and staff safe.

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Important update for patients and visitors regarding COVID-19