Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery is that branch of medical science that deals with problems related to the rectum, anus and colon. A practitioner specializing in this field of medicine is called a colorectal surgeon or proctologist.

The following are some of the issues that fall under the purview of the field of Colorectal Surgery:

Swelling and inflammation of veins in the rectum and anus

Anal fissures or unnatural tears or cracks in the anus

Fistulas or abnormal connections between anorectal area to the skin surface

Conditions of sever constipation

Fecal incontinence

Rectal prolapse or the protrusion of rectal walls through the anus

Defects during childbirth such as imperforate anus

Crohn’s Disease or other such severe colic disorders

Colorectal Cancer

Rectal area fall out

Rare cases of anal cancer

Injuries and foreign body insertions to the anal area

The major procedures involved in this are Colectomy, Ileo/Colostomy, Polypectomy, Strictureplasty, Hemorrhoidectomy, Anoplasty etc. Diagnosis of rectal or anal issues can be done through procedures such as colonoscopy, proctoscopy, defecating proctography, and sigmoidoscopy. Recently laparoscopic methods of colorectal surgery have become very popular. This is due to its low risk factos, short recover period and small precise incisions that limit scarring.

The colorectal conditions we treat at our center are:

Diverticulitis

Piles/ Hemorrhoids

Anal Fistula

Colon Cancer

Rectal Cancer

Ulcerative Colitis

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