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
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
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: