We provide a specialist colorectal service at Darent Valley Hospital and at Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup, looking after patients with all problems affecting the large bowel (colon), small bowel (intestines) and the rectum and anus. 

Our colorectal surgery department consists of a range of specialist surgeons and nurses. Our team works closely with the gastroenterology and the colorectal surgical team of physicians, surgeons, nurses and other allied health professionals to provide comprehensive care for people with:

Routine investigations 

Investigations to identify colorectal disease include: 

  • Endoscopy 
  • CT Colonoscopy
  • Other radiology
  • Gastroscopy (OGD)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery

The Trust offers laparoscopic colorectal surgery using state-of-the-art facilities to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), colorectal cancer and other colon procedures. 


Referrals can be made by GPs through the NHS e-Referral service or by a hospital consultant. Urgent suspected cancer GP referrals are seen within two weeks through the fast-track system via our cancer referral office.