A fissure is a crack or tear around the anal area which causes severe pain and bleeding during bowel movements. It occurs when there is a trauma inside the inner lining of the anus. The most common causes for fissures are hard bowels and chronic diarrhoea.
An untreated fissure may become chronic making it harder to treat. A longer delay in diagnosis may cause other conditions to fester like infections or even cancer. Therefore, timely diagnosis is crucial.
The doctor is likely to ask about the patient’s medical history and symptoms. For a complete diagnosis, a rectal examination is performed to identify the fissure. Here, the doctor will use an anoscope to look for tears or any other underlying conditions inside the anus.
When nonsurgical methods fail to provide any relief, doctors prefer surgery to treat anal fissures. For chronic anal fissure, sphincterotomy surgery is the most effective treatment. It is a minimally invasive day-care procedure, it is conducted within 30 minutes and causes no side-effects or pain. It has a fast recovery time.
Laser technique is preferred over traditional methods due to:
To prepare for surgery, take good care of your health and try to learn as much as you can about the procedure. Planning ahead can help ensure you have a successful procedure and heal faster with a smooth recovery.
Depending upon the procedure and the patient's health, our surgeons may recommend some patients to medications. However, these medications are prescribed after a thorough evaluation of their medical history and overall health. Therefore, you need to inform the doctor about your allergies and previous medical conditions in advance
Recovery time after the surgery may vary from one patient to another. Usually, it depends on several factors, such as the patient's age, the type of surgery and the adversity of the problem that is being addressed during the surgery. Therefore, it is important to talk to your doctor about the same prior to your surgery.