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
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
I was dealt with quickly and can not fault my care, through out and how thorough all the investigations were. The only thing was the letter arrived after my consultation which would have freed up Mrs Craig to see another patient
Mrs Craig gave me honest straight forward and clear information about my diagnosis and treatment every step of the way through my journey, she listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions, even if I asked the same one several times !! At no point did I feel rushed or " just a number ".
Mrs Craig has always been very clear on what my illness has been. She has explained every step of the way what was going to happen and spoke about the long term outcomes, which in my case have been extremely positive. Mrs Craig and Sister Tracey Purcell have been their for me and Tracey has pushed for results for me as she understands how stressful it is when awaiting for results back. Tracey has pushed to get my most recent CT scan results back and only due to her persistence, that i now have peace of mind as everything was clear. Many thanks to you both :)
I want to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to Mrs Christine Craig for her outstanding care given to me in 2019. Mrs. Craig's professional expertise is exceptional and second to none. From my initial consultation to my discharge Mrs. Craig was caring, supportive and attentive. Mrs Craig's dedication to her patients and profession surpasses anything I have ever seen.
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