Your first appointment at the hospital is likely to be with a colorectal surgeon and a specialist colorectal nurse. They are part of a specialist colorectal multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
The team is lead by at least one consultant and brings together all the key people involved in your care. Your case will be presented and various treatment options will be discussed at one of the MDT’s regular meetings, to ensure you are offered the best possible care and support during your treatment. Your consultant or specialist nurse will let you know the outcome of these discussions.
Typically, the team will involve the following staff:
In addition, these healthcare professionals can offer support in the hospital or in the community.