Colorectal Clinical Services

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The surgical work of Bristol Laparoscopic Associates (Colorectal) at North Bristol NHS Trust specialises in advanced techniques for the treatment of both common and unusual problems of the small, large bowel and anus. 

The North Bristol Colorectal unit is lead by Miss Anne-Marie Pullyblank and comprises

  • Mr Tony Dixon
  • Miss Kathryn McCarthy
  • Miss Anne Lyons
  • Miss Caroline Burt
  • Mr Alan Roe  

This experienced surgical team is supported by experts in allied disciplines.

Dr Eric Loveday [Radiologist]

Dr Steven Falk & Dr Kirsten Hopkins [Clinical Oncologists]

Within the unit there is a strong commitment to

  • the patient and their care management pathway
  • the craft of surgery
  • audit and analysis of results
  • identification/ development of new surgical techniques and strategies.

The clinical interests of the department include all aspects of coloproctology.  In addition to this broad generality much of the minimally invasive workload is generated by tertiary referrals within special areas of interests including:

Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Ulcerative colitis (Laparoscopic colectomy & restorative ileoanal pouch)
  • Crohn’s Diseas (Laparoscopic ileal caecectomy & small bowel resection)
  • Malignant and pre-malignant disease of the large bowel
  • Endoluminal Stenting 
  • Screening
  • Colonoscopy


  • Haemorrhoids (PPH & THD)
  • Obstructed defecation (STARR & LVMR)
  • Rectal prolapse (LVMR)
  • Faceal incontinence (SNS, PNS) 
  • Fistula-in-ano

Uro-Gynaecological proctology

  • Laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy & posterior colporraphy, TVT
  • LVMR
  • Mesh Complications

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