Colorectal Surgery

We provide colorectal surgery expert witnesses and court reports

What is a colorectal surgery expert witness?

A colorectal surgeon is a highly specialised doctor in the surgical management of disorders and diseases concerning the colon, rectum, and anus. This often involves the diagnosis and treatment of cancers affecting these areas, and inflammatory bowel diseases. Colorectal surgeons use a wide range of investigations such as colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and ultrasound, MRI and CT scans, and are trained to perform specialist surgery including laparoscopic resections. They may also be involved in delivering other treatments including chemotherapy and radiotherapy in conjunction with medical oncologists. 

How specialist is a colorectal surgery expert?

All doctors in colorectal surgery must first complete medical school and then two postgraduate years of training as a foundation doctor. Speciality training in colorectal surgery may take up to seven years. 

Colorectal surgeons often train as general surgeons initially before subspecialising in colorectal surgery. They are highly skilled in various surgical procedures and invasive investigative techniques as well as potential medical complications of colorectal problems, such as bleeding, shock and sepsis. 

Why might you need to instruct a colorectal surgery expert witness?

Colorectal surgery expert witnesses can be instructed in any case which involves disease or injury to the lower intestine, rectum or anus. Colorectal surgeons are often also involved in some general surgical procedures, and so cases of pancreatitis and intra-abdominal sepsis may also be appropriate to refer to a colorectal surgeon for an expert opinion.  

As with any area of medicine or surgery things can go wrong, and often expert witnesses in colorectal surgery are instructed in cases of clinical negligence and personal injury. Expert evidence plays a central role in informing the court regarding the relevant standard of care in medical litigation.

Expert witnesses are often instructed to provide “quantum reports” to help the court calculate compensation. An example may be a patient who has suffered a perforated bowel leading to a need for surgery and potentially even a permanent stoma, as a result of undergoing a routine colonoscopy. 

Colorectal Surgery

Other incidences where a colorectal surgery expert may be instructed include:

  • Bowel cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticular disease
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Incontinence and constipation
  • Haemorrhoids (piles)
  • Fistulas and anal fissures
  • Intra-abdominal sepsis

What experts does Expert Court Reports have?

We have a highly experienced and well-respected colorectal surgery expert witness on our panel, Mr Rajnish Mankotia. Mr Rajnish Mankotia is an experienced healthcare leader and a general and laparoscopic consultant colorectal surgeon with 18 years of NHS experience and over 9 years of consultant experience. Mr Mankotia has Excellence in Report Writing – Written Evidence from Bond Solon’s 2023 course and provides expert medical reports for Civil Proceedings.

Mr Mankotia currently works at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital and is Surgical Trauma Lead in the Organization for the Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR) team. He is advisor to the EPRR committee on surgical response in the unlikely event of Terrorism or Major Incidence.

Why use Expert Court Reports?

A good colorectal surgery expert witness should come with years of clinical experience as well as specific competencies to act as an expert witness.

Look for someone who has established expert witness experience. Our colorectal surgery expert Mr Rajnish Mankotia has many years of clinical practice and established experience of acting as expert witnesses.  

How quickly can you provide a report?

At Expert Court Reports Ltd, we understand the pressures of the legal profession. We recognise that litigation is subject to defined timescales and for this reason, we will be as flexible and accommodating as we are able to be. However, we pride ourselves on not promising work that cannot be reliably delivered within a given timescale.

The quality of the evidence which is provided by our experts is subject to review and scrutiny. All expert reports are subject to a detailed and robust proofreading process to ensure that our expert evidence is accurate and expertly formatted.

Instructing an expert witness

If you would like to find out more about how our colorectal surgery expert witness could assist you, please call us on 01865 587865, email office@expertcourtreports.co.uk, or request a quote by completing our online form. 

Looking for a Colorectal Surgery expert witness?

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