Medica’s Laser Proctology Program (Laser Treatment)
Laser Proctology refers to the treatment of conditions related to the colon, anus and rectum that is done with the help of a laser. Our doctors perform laser anal fissure surgery with no or minimal risks and complications.
At Medica Superspecialty Hospital, you will have laser anal fissure surgery performed by highly skilled doctors.
How does it work?
A high energy precision laser is used to operate on the affected tissue during the surgery. As a result, the procedure leaves:
- No Scars or Cuts or Stitches
- No Blood
- No Pain
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What is an Anal Fissure? (ফিশার/ फिशर)
Chronic constipation resulting in passing of large, hard stool over a period of time can lead to a small tear or crack in the lining of the anus, making the action of passing stool very painful. This needs surgical repair. That tear is called a ‘fissure’.
An anal fissure is a medical condition in which a small tear or cut forms in the anus’s thin and moist lining.
It can cause severe pain and bright red blood bleeding during and after bowel movements. Anal fissures can go deep in some cases, exposing the muscle tissue beneath them.
Delaying or avoiding treatment for anal fissures can result in serious complications. Book an appointment with our skilled doctors to get diagnosed for anal fissures and undergo the best and safest anal fissure surgery at Medica Superspecialty Hospital.
Causes of Anal Fissure
As mentioned, an anal fissure is most commonly caused by passing large or hard stools.
But other medical conditions such as constipation or diarrhoea on a regular basis can also tear the skin around your anus. That can cause the formation of a fissure.
Note, not all anal fissures indicate a low-fiber diet or constipation.
Poorly healing fissures or those located in areas other than the posterior and midline of your anus could indicate an underlying condition. However, other factors can also lead to the formation of an anal fissure. These include:
- Straining during childbirth
- Having Crohn’s disease or another form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Reduction in blood flow to the anorectal area
- Overly tight or spastic spincter muscles
- Engaging in anal sex
In rare cases, an anal fissure may also develop due to:
- Anal cancer
- STDs- Syphilis, Herpes
Symptoms of Anal Fissure
One or more of the following symptoms may be prompted by an anal fissure:
- A noticeable tear in the skin around your anus that doesn’t heal
- Next to the tear, a skin tag or small lump of skin may appear
- During bowel movements, a sharp pain is felt in the anal area
- Presence of blood stains on stools
- Itching or burning in the anal area
If the above mentioned symptoms persist for a few weeks, then it is highly advised to book an appointment at the earliest to enable a proper diagnosis and treatment of your condition.
Anal fissures can be diagnosed by doctors through physical examinations of the anal area.
Your medical and medication history may be required by the doctors to rule out the presence of any disease or disorder that can cause anal fissures.
Our specialists will examine the tear and assess the severity of your anal fissures using cutting-edge diagnostic devices and procedures such as:
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy.
As a result, our specialist doctors can offer you the most appropriate treatment options.
Treatment for Anal Fissure
The majority of anal fissures apparently heal without the need for surgery. Because anal fissures are open wounds, keeping the area clean and dry will aid our body’s natural ability of heal.
Making dietary changes like:
- Eating a high-fiber diet
- Drinking plenty of fluids
- Taking sitz baths
- Applying anti-inflammatory ointments can help heal existing fissures and prevent new ones from forming.
But in cases where the fissures refuse to heal on their own, surgery and supporting medications prescribed by experienced doctors as treatment for anal fissures.
Usually anal fissures can be treated with surgeries such as anal sphincterotomy, lateral internal sphincterotomy [LIS], and laser fissure surgery.
Medica Superspecialty Hospital in Kolkata ensures that the patient’s experience is seamless from the start. From scheduling an appointment at the clinic to receiving a detailed diagnosis, scheduling tests at a diagnostic centre, completing insurance paperwork, commuting from home to the hospital and back on the day of surgery, admission-discharge processes at the hospital, and follow-up consultation after the surgery – everything is simple and caring. We are committed to being there for you at every stage of your recovery.