Mrs Christine Craig was awarded the iWantGreatCare certificate of excellence in 2023 for delivering outstanding care.

 

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Written by a private patient at Spire Manchester Hospital
25th January 2024


I had been hesitating about making an appointment regarding longstanding painful and constantly bleeding haemorrhoids as previous experiences had been unpleasant. It got to the point where my quality of life was being severely impacted so I decided to try and find a consultant with excellent reviews for approachability and listening to patients. I was anxious before the appointment but I soon relaxed as Mrs Craig talked openly and honestly, acknowledging the embarrassment some of us feel. Examination was quick but thorough and I again felt relaxed. The options available were explained clearly and I was able to ask for sedation without feeling I was making a fuss. I attended as a day patient for flexible sigmoidoscopy, ligation and biopsy. Everything was well managed on the day, even the enema! I was given a clear explanation of what I might experience afterwards, which helped a great deal in in managing recovery. I am very happy with the results. It is also reassuring to know that their is someone I trust to return to if I have any further problems. Mrs Craig's excellent professional skills are combined with a warm personality, empathy and great ability to listen. I would not hesitate to recommend her.

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Written by a NHS patient at Trafford General Hospital
16th January 2024


Great/What I like: - the doctor listened very carefully; asked questions; and tracked back to a previous history in detail to get a full picture of the current problem I was seeing her about. (Although we had never met, I had been seen by a member of her team concerning another related health matter a few years ago. I specifically requested a second opinion from this doctor because of that previous experience. This doctor was the named person at the top of the correspondence during that time) - very transparent honest discussion of the problem, what treatment procedures are possible and possible outcomes. - listened to my anxieties re the consequences of procedures - took the necessary time and frankness to go over everything I am currently experiencing with this health issue eg questions such as 'has it affected my sexlife?' - Clear explanation of the surgical procedure that may be necessary and its complications including drawing a simple diagram. Demystifying the medical intricacies as far as possible - being treated with mutual respect - overall this doctor gave relief to my anxieties which had affected my mental well-being. (Previous consultations with other personnel had been brief and without much discussion/explanation for me to make informed decisions) Thanks

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Written by a NHS patient at Trafford General Hospital
12th January 2024


She looked at my piles in a sensitive and caring manner, and then took them away and told me how to keep them away forever

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Written by a NHS patient at Trafford General Hospital
6th January 2024


Back to see Mrs Craig re my problem, what a special lady she is, listened and explained how she could help me with caring and understanding, the world would be a better place with people like Mrs Craig in it. Thank yo so much.

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Written by a NHS patient at Trafford General Hospital
14th November 2023


I had an initial consultation with Mrs Craig and found her to give a really human touch to her care, just a really lovely person to interact with. She heard my concerns with an open ear and felt a great mutual respect. Thank you.

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Profile

I am an experienced female Colorectal and General Surgeon. I qualified in Leeds in 1998 and returned to work in Manchester a year later.
My NHS post is at Manchester Royal Infirmary but I also provide outreach clinics, endoscopy and Day Case Surgery at Trafford and Altrincham General Hospitals. As a Colorectal Surgeon, I specialise in diagnosing and treating bowel cancers and other bowel conditions but I also deal with all those bottom/bum issues that you don't really wish to discuss with anyone.....
I am JAG accredited in endoscopy (Gastroscopy; Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and Colonoscopy) and an experienced laparoscopic surgeon.
BOTTOMS - bleeding; pain; itchiness; rectal prolapse; rectal discharge; piles; anal skin tags; fissures; fistulas; anal stenosis; pilonidal disease; abscesses.
Banding of piles; haemorrhoidectomy; removal of anal skin tags; fistula treatment; fissure treatment including Botox injections.
BOWELS - Altered bowel habit; diarrhoea and loose stools; constipation; faecal incontinence; blood/mucus/slime; pain/discomfort; Inflammatory bowel diseases; appendicitis; diverticular disease and diverticulitis and its complications; bowel cancers; rectal cancers; small bowel problems; stomas (ileostomy and colostomy). Endoscopy - Gastroscopy; Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and Colonoscopy; Open and Laparoscopic (key hole) bowel surgery; Stoma formation and revision stoma reversal;
ANAEMIA and WEIGHT LOSS.
ABDOMEN - pain; swelling; lumps/masses; hernia (inguinal hernia; incisional hernia; epigastric hernia; umbilical hernia; femoral hernia; ventral hernia); abscess.
SKIN - lumps and bumps