If you have a problem with your bowel or bottom, ask your GP for a referral to a Colorectal Surgeon and you can feel assured that you and your condition is receiving the best specialist care available.
Colorectal surgeons have completed 4 years of general surgical training in all the fields of General Surgery including colorectal surgery, hernia repair, gall bladder surgery, upper gastrointestinal surgery, breast surgery, oncology including melanoma and endocrine surgery.
After completion of this training, colorectal surgeons undergo two further years of sub-specialist training in order to be called Colorectal Surgeons. This training must be recognized and accredited by the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand. This society assesses whether the subspecialist training has met the rigorous requirements of colorectal training in Australia and New Zealand. Only then can a surgeon be called a Colorectal Surgeon.