Anal & Rectal Procedures
Drainage of Abscess
Abscesses (boils) are skin infections that are inflamed and contain pus. Incision and drainage is a procedure performed to clear large, growing and painful abscesses of pus. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and takes about 45 minutes. Your doctor makes a small incision and drains the pus using a catheter (thin long tube), syringe or just by squeezing the abscess.
Haemorrhoids, which are also known as "piles", are swollen blood vessels that form in the anus and rectum. They are sometimes described as the varicose veins of the anus and rectum and are very common. Nearly half of us will be affected by haemorrhoids at some point during our lives.
Fistula in ano:
An anal fistula usually develops as a result of an anal abscess which is drained or bursts. Around half of people who develop an anal abscess will go onto develop an anal fistula. An anal fistula is a track which forms between the inside of the anus and the skin on the outside. This track will continue to drain pus like material and occasionally faecal matter.
Fissure in ano:
Tears in the skin cause pain and the underlying muscle goes into spasm, this tightens the anus even further, causing more pain and discomfort when attempting to open the bowels. Pain and irritation caused by fissures can last several hours after bowel opening.
Anal cancer and anal warts
The anus, which is also known as the “anal canal” is the tube connecting the lower end of the rectum with the outside of the body to allow the excretion of faeces. It is about 3 cm long and is surrounded by muscles - known as the anal sphincter- to keep it tightly closed most of the time.
3D Ultrasound for:
- Rectal prolabse (+ Enterocele and Sigmoidocele)
- Osbstructive defecation syndrome
Interstim for Incontinence
InterStim II is a small device which is surgically implanted to stimulate your sacral nerves with mild electrical pulses. The sacral nerves control your bladder and bowel. Sacral Neuromodulation is used to treat overactive bladder urinary retention, faecal incontinence and constipation. If you have not experienced success with more standard treatments, this reversible treatment may be a good option for you.