At West Valley Colon and Rectal Surgery Center, our team is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of anorectal disorders and conditions.
What is Anorectal Disease?
These conditions may include anal fissures and abscesses; hemorrhoids, and bowel incontinence. These conditions can cause pain, discomfort, and possible embarrassment if loss of bowel control is involved. Anorectal conditions may also be difficult to talk about, but with compassionate surgeons like the team at West Valley Colon and Rectal Surgery Center, there’s no need for worry or embarrassment.
While people may feel embarrassed about hemorrhoids, it's important to know you're not alone! Over 75% of all people will experience symptoms from hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. While home remedies may offer temporary relief, surgical removal can prevent future recurrences. This procedure is a quick and done on an outpatient basis, so you will be able to go home the same day.
Symptoms of bowel incontinence may vary from mild (difficulty controlling gas) to severe (loss of control of bowel movements) and could be caused by several causes including trauma during childbirth, a chronic condition like Chron's disease, or old age.
An anal abscess is generally caused by an infection due to a clogged anal gland.
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons reports 90% of abscesses are the result of an acute infection within an anal gland. Additionally, up to 50% of anal and rectal abscesses may recur despite proper treatment and healing.
A small tear in the lining of the anus, an anal fissure is a common occurence at any age. Most will heal on their own, but sometimes, anal fissures can become more severe and require the attention of a doctor for treatment.