Proctology is a subspeciality of general and colorectal surgery that specifically deals with problems of the anal and perianal area.

The common conditions that may need surgery in this area are:

  • Haemorrhoids or piles
  • Anal fissures
  • Anal fistulae
  • Pilonidal sinus
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Anal stenosis
  • Fecal incontinence

Proctological problems most commonly present with the following symptoms:

  • Anal, rectal or pelvic pain
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Peri-anal lump/s
  • Peri-anal discharge
  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Pruritus ani (itchiness in the perianal area)
  • Peri-anal irritation

Commonly performed proctological surgeries include:

  • Surgery for haemorrhoids or piles
  • Surgery for anal fissure
  • Surgery for anal fistula
  • Surgery for pilonidal sinus

Mediclinic Welcare Hospital has specialists with the expertise to perform all of the proctological surgeries mentioned above.  Our specialists are able to perform many of these surgeries through a minimal invasive approach for haemorrhoids using the THD Doppler technique or the stapled haemorrhoid surgery.  This helps patients to recover faster, spend fewer days in hospital and return earlier to work and normal function.