Biofeedback is a nurse-led service at St Mark’s; as a behavioural approach it is entirely non-invasive and offers a non-surgical approach as an alternative for patients with bowel dysfunction.
- Clinical Services
St Mark’s already offers complex treatments for patients with advanced and recurrent bowel cancer and is one of a handful of units across the UK offering complex interventions.
The surgical work at St Mark’s Hospital specialises in advanced techniques for the treatment of both common and unusual problems of the small and large bowel and of the anus.
The Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy at St Mark’s Hospital is world renowned; being the only unit in the UK to achieve international recognition as a centre of excellence for endoscopy research and training.
The unit is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that includes physicians, surgeons, highly specialised dieticians, nurses, and pharmacists who offer a comprehensive approach to IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease).
The histopathology (cellular pathology) department at St Mark’s has a distinguished history in both research and clinical colorectal pathology, which dates back to 1922.
The St Mark’ Hospital IBD unit is a renowned worldwide specialist service, which attracts both national and international referrals. Patients are seen at both Northwick Park and Central Middlesex hospitals.
The Lennard Jones Intestinal Rehabilitation Unit at St Mark’s Hospital is a specialist centre dedicated to the assessment and management of patients with intestinal failure.
The inherited intestinal cancer syndromes are more commonly known as polyposis and Lynch Syndrome.
The radiology department at St Mark’s provides access to a comprehensive group of investigations, using x-ray, ultrasound, CT and MRI to look at the abdomen and bowel.
At St Mark’s Hospital the use of robotic surgery for colorectal and anorectal surgery is a priority.
The stoma care department at St Mark’s provides specialist nursing care to patients with a stoma, ileo-anal pouch or enterocutaneous fistula.