Mrs Christine Craig

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

 

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5th October 2019
Written by a patient at Manchester Royal Infirmary

What a lovely lady.she makes you feel totally at ease,she listens and empathises.I was treated with professional warmth and dignity. I had to bear my bottom She also felt my tum Another thing I have to do is learn to use my thumb?? ha ha ,I am taking your advice and will be embarking on the lovely Flaxseeds (not) tomorrow.I went to You Tube and watched the “Unicorn Poop” video .... it made me smile. If anyone has a bottom problem I think Mrs Craig is “TOPS!” Thank you so much x

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24th September 2019
Written by a carer at Trafford General Hospital

I went with my hearing impaired, partially sighted 89 year old Mum for the appointment. Mrs Craig was excellent, speaking clearly and loudly to my Mum so that she could hear and gave a thorough and easy to understand explanation of what Mums problems were and what was to be done about them. She used clear diagrams to illustrate her explanations and provided us with a leaflet to take home. All the staff we encountered from the reception onward were very helpful and friendly. My Mum was completely put at her ease and we both came away feeling we had been fully informed and had been given excellent care and attention by Mrs Craig and all the staff at Trafford General. Thank you very much.

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17th September 2019
Written by a patient at Spire Manchester Hospital

I went to see Mrs Craig with a problem in my bottom Mrs Craig diagnose this as an anel fistular Being non-medical a cotton/silk thread was inserted and I was instructed to floss this on a daily basis. I cannot begin to explain the pain over the first few days. It was unbearable and I needed to take painkillers I was reassured by Mrs Craig that it would get easier although at that stage I was very sceptical. As the days progressed it did indeed get much easier and I was able to come off the painkillers and floss as per my instructions. There is minimal discomfort now and flossing as per the instructions now forms part of my daily routine A big thank you to Mrs Craig for her assurance that it will get easier which thankfully it did!

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31st August 2019
Written by a carer at Manchester Royal Infirmary

When we first went to see Mrs Craig I was extremely anxious about my husbands condition. (Probably more anxious than my husband as he really hadn't taken in fully what was the problem.) We found a very caring person who made us feel that we were the only ones that she had been dealing with that day. She explained exactly (with a diagram) what was the matter and what she hoped to be able to do. She also explained fully what would happen if she couldn't get the bowel re-joined tightly enough to be used immediately. She was still 'fighting his corner' at surgery when another problem arose, but completed a successful operation. Together with her two trusted, caring nurses Tracey and Yvonne its a good team to have on your side.

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16th August 2019
Written by a carer at Trafford General Hospital

Mrs Craig is a remarkable woman and an amazing surgeon. I first met Mrs Craig during an appointment at Trafford General with my Mum and, although the content of conversation was nerve wrecking and worrying, Mrs Craig was able to reassure us by clearly explaining my Mum’s case; including the possible negatives, as well as outlining the positives. Mrs Craig was understanding, welcoming and kind. The care and commitment from Mrs Craig did not stop after her operation, Mrs Craig made a clear effort to contact the next of kin after the operation, as well as visiting my Mum on the ward a number of times. It is clear Mrs Craig truly cares for the physical and mental welfare of all her patients. Without the help, advice and care from Mrs Craig and Tracey (who has been available to talk to during our times of need and distress), my Mum and I would not have managed as well as we have over the past few weeks. Although my Mum has been unlucky to receive a diagnosis of bowel cancer, I truly feel she was lucky to have been placed under the care of Mrs Craig - she clearly is a ‘superwoman!!’ Thank you Mrs Craig - I will be forever grateful. X


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