Surgery

We have 4 different specialities in surgery here at the Christie: Colorectal, Gynaecology, Urology and Plastics.

Each team consists of highly skilled experts in their speciality including consultants and specialist nurses/clinicians. The teams are:   

Colorectal (including the Colorectal and Peritoneal Oncology Centre)

  • Miss S O'Dwyer
  • Mr M Wilson
  • Prof. A Renehan
  • Mr P Fulford
  • Mr C Selvesekar
  • Mr O Aziz

Clinical Nurse Specialists

  • Rebecca Halstead
  • Scott Brown
  • Margaret Butler

Colorectal and Peritoneal Oncology Centre

Gynaecology

  • Mr R Slade
  • Mr B Winter Roach
  • Mr M Smith
  • Miss F Toneva

Clinical Nurse Specialists

  • Margaret Ryan
  • Helen Savage
  • Sarah Gallagher
  • Julie Kiernan

Urology

  • Prof. N Clarke
  • Mr M Lau
  • Mr A Parnham
  • Mr V Ramani
  • Mr V Sangar

Clinical Nurse Specialists

  • Jane Brooker
  • Sharon Capper
  • Cath Petersen
  • Stephen Booth
  • Helen Johnson

Plastics

  • Mr D Mowatt
  • Mr Oudit
  • Ms V Giblin
  • Mr G Lambe

Clinical Nurse Specialists:

  • Caroline Orchard
  • Ruth Simpson

You will be given specific information about your operation by the team looking after you and they may point you to useful groups or websites that you can access. There will also be some information contained on the Christie website that you can access. 

Depending on the type of surgery you will be having you may have a traditional open operation, laparoscopic (keyhole) operation or robotic surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is performed using thin instruments which are passed through small cuts. In addition, a larger incision (approximately 4 to 7cm) is required. In robotic surgery, the surgery is performed with robot assistance.  Occasionally, an operation will have to be converted from a laparoscopic, to a traditional open technique but generally this happens in only 10% of patients 

For more information on the different types of surgery available at The Christie, please visit the Surgery section of our website. 

Anaesthetics 

Anaesthetic drugs have changed leading to fewer side effects and they are shorter acting which means that  patients recover more quickly. We aim to stop you feeling sick when you wake up from your surgery by giving you anti-sickness medication while you are under anaesthetic. We monitor the amount of fluids that we administer during your operation ensuring that you are given the optimum amount. 

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