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The term colorectal surgery encompasses a number of procedures to treat colon, rectal, and anal conditions. Our surgeons are highly experienced in a variety of techniques, including open, laparoscopic, and colonoscopy surgery.
Colorectal surgery is generally done to repair the bowel, remove blockages, or tighten the sphincter muscles in patients who have:
• Anal fissures
• Bowel incontinence
• Colorectal cancer
• Crohn’s disease
An anal fistula is a thin, narrow tunnel with an opening along the inside of the anal canal, and has another opening externally in the tissue around the anus.
Typically an anal fistula is caused by an infection condition known as an anal abscess. Surgery will ward off such side effects of infection to heal and reduce symptoms, which include discharge of drainage (pus) or bleeding from the anus.
Condyloma surgery provides immediate results for removal of anal warts. Depending on the number and exact location of the warts being treated, your doctor may use local, spinal, or general anesthesia. The exact procedure also depends on the number and location of the warts; options include cryotherapy, shave excision, laser surgery, or excision.
Condyloma surgery is the removal of anal warts. If they are not removed, the warts will grow larger and multiply, and if left untreated, the warts may lead to an increased risk of cancer in the affected area.
If an anal fissure fails to heal on its own, surgery may be required. For large fissures that are unable to heal, the area may need to be fully removed or covered by other surrounding tissue.
Fissure surgery will effectively help to heal more serious anal fissures. Anal fissures can continuously cause burning sensations, uncomfortable itching, and bleeding. If left untreated for prolonged periods of time, harmful infections and even cancer may arise.
Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are veins that have become swollen, which are typically caused by rectal bleeding. The walls of these irritated blood vessels can be stretched thinner than normal, causing them to bulge and become larger.
There are many different ways to treat hemorrhoids, ranging from simple changes in lifestyle habits and diet, to more advanced procedures. Medications may also be procured by your doctor if you are experiencing only mild discomfort.
Pilonidal surgery is required when a pilonidal cyst develops into an abscess. After applying a numbing anesthetic, the pus is drained from the affected area and any other hair or debris. The wound is then thoroughly cleaned and bandaged to ensure a smooth healing process.
The pilonidal surgery helps to alleviate and treat the symptoms that accompany a pilonidal abscess. Such symptoms include swollen lumps, redness, tenderness, bleeding, and discharge.
Surgery is generally the best treatment for rectal cancer. Transanal tumor resection is performed for patients with early stage I rectal cancer. The procedure is done with instruments put into the rectum through the anus, while the patient is under local anesthesia, in which the surgeon cuts through all layers of the rectal wall to take out the cancer.
This procedure can be used to remove early stage I rectal cancers that are small and not too far from the anus, preventing the cancer from spreading.