COLO 1 Team
COLO 2 Team
Mr Faux is also a general paediatric surgeon.
Mr Adam Widdison
Twelve of the consultants in the Gastrointestinal Surgery department participate in a 1 in 12 emergency general surgery on-call rota and have an area of specialist expertise so that the department manages the care of patients with a full range of surgical problems including oesophago-gastric, bariatric, biliary, colorectal, endocrine, general abdominal and hernia surgery. Emergencies are managed in a dedicated surgical receiving unit which is not only one of the busiest in the country, seeing 5250 emergency admissions to surgery each year, but also one of the most efficient.
Teaching of 3rd to 5th-year medical students from the Peninsula College of Medicine is integrated within the work of the department. Students are present for their pathway weeks, placements and Specific Study Units. Read more about undergraduate training here.
Surgical trainees at all levels from newly qualified doctors (F1) to senior registrars are trained within the department. There are weekly foundation and core trainee training programmes. Read more about postgraduate training here.
Paediatric surgery performed includes appendicectomies (laparoscopic and open), pyloromyotomies, herniotomies, and orchidopexies.
Specialist Upper Gastrointestinal surgery includes:
Find out more about Cancer Services at Royal Cornwall Hospitals and the support and information we offer for people affected by cancer.
The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust works alongside Derriford Hospital and the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital to care for patients with upper gastrointestinal cancers across Devon and Cornwall. We have a multidisciplinary consultant team, with specialists in gastroenterology, surgery, oncology, radiology, and histopathology, as well as cancer nurse specialists and dietitians.
Patients who have suspected gastrointestinal cancer will come to us for a diagnosis. For patients who do have cancer, their case will be discussed by specialist surgeons from all three hospital trusts so that we can recommend the best course of action for each individual patient.
Some people will need chemotherapy to begin with, which is provided here at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.
If you do choose to have surgery, your operation will take place at our specialist centre in Plymouth, where our highly-skilled surgeons, including Paul Peyser, work. The centre offers 24/7 cover, a full range of state of the art equipment and a team of back-up staff.
After your operation, we provide further treatment, such as radiotherapy and chemotherapy and check ups, back at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.
All cancer patients will be assigned to one of our cancer nurse specialists. Your nurse will be able to answer questions, explain what to expect and help in any other way possible, such as finding accommodation or arranging travel. Find out more about Cancer Services at Royal Cornwall Hospitals and the support and information we offer for people affected by cancer.