Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery is that field in medicine, which refers to disorders of the rectum, anus and colon.
Physicians specializing in this field of medicine are called colorectal surgeons or proctologists.

Colorectal surgical disorders include:

  • Varicosities or swelling, and inflammation of veins in the rectum and anus (Hemorrhoids)
  • Unnatural cracks or tears in the anus (Anal fissures)
  • Abnormal connections or passageways between the rectum or other anorectal area to the skin surface (Fistulas)
  • Severe constipation conditions
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Protrusion of the walls of the rectum through the anus (Rectal prolapse)
  • Birth defects such as the imperforate anus
  • Treatment of severe colic disorders, such as Crohn’s disease
  • Cancer of the colon and rectum (Colorectal cancer)
  • Anal cancer (rare)
  • Any injuries to the anus
  • Removal of objects inserted into anus

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