Anal Abscess/Anal Fistula

Anal abscesses and fistulas are common conditions. They most commonly arise from an infection of a gland in the anal canal. When an abscess forms it is usually treated with a combination of antibiotics and drainage. Only a minority of abscesses will go onto form a “fistula”. An anal fistula is an abnormal tunnel that…

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Anal Fissure

An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anal canal. It commonly causes some bright red bleeding and pain on opening the bowels. In most circumstances an anal fissure can be managed without surgery using a combination of ointments and medications to soften the stools. However, some fissures will not respond to…

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Colorectal (Bowel) Cancer

Colorectal (Bowel) Cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in Australia. It’s incidence appears to be slowly increasing and the risk of developing bowel cancer before the age of 85 is 1 in 12. Fortunately many cases of bowel cancer are curable and surgery has advanced over the last couple of decades…

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Constipation

Mr Eugene Ong may be able to help your condition with simple lifestyle changes and medical therapy, but in rare cases surgery may be required. For an information sheet about constipation produced by the CSSANZ please click the button below. For more information on Constipation, please click on the button below to be taken to…

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Crohn’s Disease

Mr Eugene Ong worked as a Senior Clinical Fellow and Clinical Associate at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. It is an internationally renowned centre for the management of complex Crohn’s disease. He will work closely with your gastroenterologist to ensure that you have the best possible outcome. To find out more about some of the procedures…

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Diverticular Disease

Diverticular disease is a common condition affecting a large proportion of our population. It is a benign condition that usually does not cause significant complications but can cause problems such as infection and bleeding. Mr Eugene Ong is able diagnose and manage your diverticular disease. Most patients do not require an operation, however if one…

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis of the bowel is a complex condition. It can be difficult to diagnose and present in different ways. Management can range from hormonal or medical therapy to surgery. Surgery can usually be performed laparoscopically (keyhole) and may involve a shave excision, a disc excision of the bowel, or a segmental resection and anastomosis of…

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Faecal Incontinence

Faecal incontinence is defined as “the uncontrolled loss of solid or liquid stools, or of wind (gas) with accompanying leakage”. It is a distressing and often embarrassing problem, however it is more common than you think. There are many causes of faecal incontinence and a detailed history and clinical examination is required, in combination with…

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Haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids are a very common condition which most often cause painless bleeding. When the haemorrhoid is significantly enlarged then patients may suffer symptoms of prolapse such as feeling a lump around the back passage, some discomfort and mild staining of the underwear. Haemorrhoids can be managed by a variety of techniques including simple conservative measures…

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a very common condition which can cause a variety of abdominal symptoms including bloating, discomfort, constipation and diarrhoea. There is no clear cause for this condition however it can usually be successfully managed with medications by your GP or gastroenterologist. At times investigations such as a colonoscopy are required to…

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Pilonidal Sinus

Pilonidal sinus is a common disorder that frequently affects young patients. Whilst there are many theories as to the formation of pilonidal sinuses, most commonly it is believed to arise from hairs working their way through the skin at the top of the natal cleft (buttock cheeks) allowing bacteria to become trapped alongside them and…

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Polyps

Polyps are abnormal growths arising from the lining of the colon. There are many varieties of polyps, some of which are pre-cancerous, some of which have no association with cancer at all. In general, most polyps should be removed and examined under the microscope. Mr Eugene Ong is able diagnose, follow-up and manage your polyps….

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Pruritis Ani (Itchy Bottom)

Pruritis Ani is a fancy Latin word which literally means “Itchy Bottom”. It is a common condition with a variety of causes. Most commonly it can be managed with simple care measures around the bottom to keep it clean and dry and minimise any irritation that may be worsening the itching. Surgery is hardly ever…

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Stoma

A stoma, or “bowel bag”, is where the bowel has been joined to the skin to allow the bowel content to empty into a bag. There are a number of reasons why a stoma might need to be created and these should be discussed with your colorectal surgeon. In some cases the stoma may be…

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Ulcerative Colitis

Mr Eugene Ong completed a prestigious clinical fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, an internationally renowned centre for the management of Ulcerative Colitis. It is consistently ranked as one of the top hospitals is the USA for the management of digestive diseases. He will work closely with your gastroenterologist to ensure that you have the…

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