Jasen Ly - Hamilton General & Colorectal Surgeon
Jasen is a specialist laparoscopic colorectal and general surgeon who currently maintains an active consultant position at Waikato Hospital and offers private surgical services in Hamilton. His expertise and areas of current practice include:
- colorectal cancer
- inflammatory bowel disease
- pelvic floor disorder including rectal prolapse, faecal incontinence and obstructive defaecation
- anorectal disease including haemorrhoids, fissures and fistulas
The colon and the rectum are part of the digestive tract that processes the food we eat. Together they make up the large intestine or large bowel and are located in the abdomen between the small intestine and the anus. The colon is about 1.8m long and absorbs water and nutrients from food. The rectum is the last segment of the large intestine and is about 20 -25cm long. This is where waste material is stored before it passes out of the body through the anus.
A colorectal surgeon is a general surgeon who has had further training and specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus.
General & Colorectal Surgeon
Procedures / Treatments
Conditions of the gut dealt with by general surgery include disorders of the oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, large bowel and anus.… More
General surgery covers some disorders of the liver and biliary system.… More
A hernia exists where part of the abdominal wall is weakened, and the contents of the abdomen push through to the outside.… More
Gastroscopy allows examination of the upper part of your digestive tract i.e.… More
Colonoscopy is the examination of your colon (large bowel) using a colonoscope (long, flexible tube with a camera on the end).… More
A long, narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (sigmoidoscope) is inserted into your anus and moved through your lower large intestine (bowel).… More
This is cancer that begins in your colon or rectum.… More
Haemorrhoids are a condition where the veins under the lining of the anus are congested and enlarged.… More
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
There are two types of IBD, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. In these conditions, the immune system attacks the lining of the colon causing inflammation and ulceration, bleeding and diarrhoea. In ulcerative colitis this only involves the large intestine, whereas in Crohn’s disease areas within the entire intestine can be… More
Colectomy (Bowel Resection)
Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the abdomen and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) is inserted.… More
An opening is made in the skin of the abdomen (stomach) to allow drainage of stools (faeces) from the colon into a collection bag on the outside.… More
Laparoscopic: several small incisions (cuts) are made in the abdomen (stomach) and a narrow tube with a tiny camera attached (laparoscope) is inserted.… More
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This page was last updated at 10:25PM on April 28, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Jasen Ly - Hamilton General & Colorectal Surgeon.