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
I had a first consultation with Christine Craig, she was really easy to talk to, after being shunted around three surgeons in the year previous to my appointment with her and not being heard by them or them seeing what was needed. Dr Craig clearly identified my issue straight away and I am now booked to go ahead with what needed to happen from the start. Finally... I am really happy that I went to see her. Just wished I had done it a year ago.
She is very friendly and kind, and helped put me at ease with my worries. I was extremely anxious but she immediately made me feel at ease. She was very easy to talk to and was extremely thorough and clear with explaining my condition. I would wholly recommend her.
Mrs Christine Craig is a very caring and delightfully positive lady, an excellent surgeon and a fountain of all knowledge relating to the area where the sun doesn't shine. I was suffering very badly from a chronic anal fissure, complicated by a really badly placed, large haemorroid. I was in really bad pain for months, unable to operate as a teacher or father. Each day, following defecation, I would be in indescribable pain for up to eight hours. She administered botox injections and shortly afterwards, the relief from the pain had me back in my disco wellies, dancing in the streets. However, she also identified that the haemorroid was potentially dangerous; it could turn cancerous and it was was also responsible for messing with my fissure and increasing the pain. She whipped that out in a subsequent op and now I am defecating with delight. I look back on my annus horribilis where I dreaded visiting the loo for number twos, unable to believe the pain I went through. Thank you so much Christine for sorting me out. You were very clear, gave great post-op advice for diet and toilet behaviour!
This was my first visit to Mrs Craig's surgery. She immediately put me at my ease and the way she posed the questions made it very simple to explain why I was there. Following an examination, when the assisting nurse,l took great care to spare my blushes and was very kind, it was decided that I would need an further procedure. The reason for this was explained in a simple to understand way and I was given information sheets to take home. I was also given the opportunity to make an appointment with another dept. For a scan, so there was no waiting for post to arrive. The whole procedure was stress free and I feel very confident that I am in really good hands during this worrying time.
This was my first visit to Mrs Craig's surgery. I felt really at ease straight away and it was easy to explain the reason for my visit. The subject could have been embarrassing but the way Mrs Craig asked the questions made it very easy for me explain. I have to have a further procedure, but, thanks to the explanation as to why I need it I know that, although not pleasant, it is necessary. The nurse that attended was also very nice and gave me a feeling that I was going to be well looked after through the following weeks.
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