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London Rectal Clinic: Rectal treatment in Harley Street, London

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The London Rectal Clinic at 108 Harley Street London provides the highest professional standards of dedicated care within a friendly and reassuring environment.

All treatment programmes are individually tailored to suit your needs with members of 108 Harley Street's experienced specialist care team working closely together to ensure ultimate peace of mind and minimum delays.



  • Consultation

  • Proctoscopy
  • Rigid sigmoidoscopy

  • Haemorrhiod injection

  • Haemorrhoid banding
  • Rectal biopsy


Day Surgery Procedures/Conditions Investigated

  • Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Fissure – Creams / Botox / Lateral sphincterotomy / Flaps
  • Pilonidal sinus – Excision and closure / Rotational flaps
  • Anal sepsis and fistula in ano
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Pruritis ani / faecal soiling
  • Excision of anal polyps / lesions / warts
  • Colonoscopy – diagnostic and polypectomy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy


Major Surgery 

  • Colon and rectal cancer resection - increasingly laparoscopic assisted surgery
  • Diverticular disease / diverticulitis
  • Ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease


Other Conditions / General Surgery 

  • Laparoscopic appendicectomy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • All abdominal hernia – increasingly laparoscopic hernia repair


Consultants and specialists at The London Rectal Clinic

Mr Gordon Buchanan MD MSc FRCS (Gen)

Gordon Buchanan has been Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals, London since 2006. He carries out a wide variety of Colorectal and General Surgical procedures.


He graduated from St Thomas' Hospital, London and undertook colorectal and general surgical training in South East England. He also received advanced colorectal training at St Mark's Hospital, Harrow, St Thomas' Hospital, London and Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada.


Additionally, Mr Buchanan undertook laparoscopic colorectal training fellowships in Colchester and Yeovil undertaking laparoscopic appendicectomy, day case laparoscopic cholecystectomy as well as benign and malignant laparoscopic colorectal resection. Mr Buchanan undertook research at St Mark's Hospital and Imperial College, London. He has published on many aspects of colorectal surgery, in particular investigation of anorectal conditions and fistula-in-ano. He is presently undertaking collaborative research on laparoscopic resection of colorectal cancer.


Mr Emin Carapeti MBBS MD FRCS (Gen)

Emin Carapeti qualified from Guy's Hospital Medical School in 1989 and trained in surgery in London and South East England.


His research was in the treatment of benign ano-rectal disorders at St Mark's Hospital and he was awarded the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 2000. Having specialised in colorectal surgery at St Mark's Hospital London and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, he is now a consultant general and colorectal surgeon at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals.


His special interests are management of haemorrhoids and pilonidal sinus disease, and he is a specialist in the surgical treatment of complex Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.


Payment and costs

Fees for rectal treatments and other procedures undertaken at 108 Harley Street are charged are routinely covered in full by all medical insurers. If surgery is indicated a detailed estimate will be provided for the surgical fees.


Procedures performed in the Day Surgery Centre are subject to a hospital charge as well as the consultant’s fees. These charges have been agreed with all the major UK medical insurance companies, and subject to policy terms and conditions does not affect the out-patient allowance.


Inclusive packages for uninsured patients are available on request. The inclusive package fee covers the cost of surgery, anaesthesia and theatre. Payment is required in advance of operation.


Contact details

The London Rectal Clinic

108 Harley Street

London W1G 7ET

Tel:   +44 (0)20 7563 1234

Fax: +44 (0)20 7563 1212

Email: privatehealth@108harleystreet.co.uk

Web: Visit the London Rectal Clinic website  



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