Overview

Epworth colorectal specialties are available at Epworth Eastern, Epworth Freemasons, Epworth Geelong and Epworth Richmond.

Epworth also provides stomal therapy nurses on staff for patient education and support before and after complex stomal surgery.

Referring to colorectal surgery

Our patients are at the centre of everything we do.

Our Find a Doctor directory allows you to contact an Epworth accredited specialist for your GP to refer you to.

A referral from your GP, a Specialist or other health professional is required to access most Epworth services and some can be called directly by the patient including our Allied Health Clinic, GP Clinic, Men’s Health Clinic and Jean Hailes at Epworth Freemasons as well as our Breast Services, Epworth Sports and Exercise Medicine Group and Epworth HealthCheck.

Read more: For GPs - Connecting GPs with Epworth.

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Colorectal Surgery at Epworth Eastern

General Surgery at Epworth Eastern consists of two 30-bed Units specialising in multiple disciplines as well as catering for patients requiring general surgery.

Management of numerous diseases is offered within this clinical specialty, including diseases of the:

  • Anus
  • Bowels
  • Colon
  • Intestine
  • Rectum

Management of functional disorders and malignancy is also offered within this clinical specialty, along with colonoscopy's and stomal surgery.

Special interests within this clinical specialty include:

  • Anal function studies
  • Anal reconstruction
  • Complex pelvic surgery
  • Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • Sphincter saving surgery
  • Surgery for advanced colorectal malignancy
  • Ultrasound

A stomal therapy nurse is employed and the unit has the full support of both the Day Surgery Unit and the Operating Suite. Intensive care is also available when medically required.

Colorectal Surgery at Epworth Geelong

Epworth Geelong specialises in bowel cancer surgery and treatment of colorectal problems. We have stomal therapy nurses on staff for patient education and support before and after complex stomal surgery.

Colorectal services and conditions treated at Epworth Geelong

  • bowel cancer surgery
  • haemorrhoids
  • ischaemic colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease

Colorectal Surgery at Epworth Richmond

Epworth Richmond specialises in colorectal surgery and treatment of colorectal problems.

Contact details

Epworth Richmond

89 Bridge Road,
Richmond VIC 3121 Australia
Phone: 03 9426 6666
Fax: 03 9427 0353

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Epworth Geelong

  • 1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216
  • Emergency Department is open between 8:00 AM and midnight local time
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Epworth Richmond

  • 89 Bridge Road, Richmond VIC 3121
  • Emergency Department is open 24 hours

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Clinical institute

General Surgery & Gastroenterology Clinical Institute

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